Micronutrient Test, Spectracell Laboratories

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides a nutritional analysis by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Optimal range: 81 - 100 %

Asparagine

Optimal range: 39 - 100 %

Asparagine is a dietarily dispensable amino acid synthesized from aspartate and glutamine. Asparagine has three major functions:

1) incorporation into amino acid sequences of proteins;

2) storage form for aspartate (is a required precursor for synthesis of DNA, RNA and ATP); and

3) source of amino groups for production of other dispensable amino acids via trasaminases.

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Biotin

Optimal range: 34 - 100 %

Calcium

Optimal range: 38.1 - 100 %

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with 99% residing in bones and teeth. As a component of hard tissues, Calcium fulfills a structural role to maintain body size and act as attachments for musculoskeletal tissues.

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Carnitine

Optimal range: 46 - 100 %

Choline

Optimal range: 20 - 100 %

Chromium

Optimal range: 40 - 100 %

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in optimizing insulin function and the regulation of blood glucose levels. Chromium may also be anti-atherogenic and assist in lowering cholesterol.

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Coenzyme Q10

Optimal range: 86 - 100 %

Coenzyme Q-10 belongs to a family of substances called ubiquinones. These compounds are lipophilic, water-insoluble substances involved in electron transport and energy production within the mitochondria. In this capacity, coenzyme Q-10 facilitates the conversion of the energy released through glycolysis into ATP (adenosine triphospate).

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Copper

Optimal range: 42 - 100 %

Cysteine

Optimal range: 41 - 100 %

Folate

Optimal range: 32 - 100 %

Fructose Sensitivity

Optimal range: 34 - 100 %

Humans have a limited ability to metabolize fructose (fruit sugar). Fructose is metabolized differently from other sugars. A fructose load leads to accumulation of fructose-1-phosphate in cells which may partially deplete intracellular ATP levels in susceptible individuals.

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Glucose-Insulin Interaction

Optimal range: 38 - 100 %

The patients cells are challenged with glucose and their ability to grow in the presence or absence of insulin is determined. A significant decrease of cell growth is indicative of reduced ability to metabolize glucose.

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Glutamine

Optimal range: 37 - 100 %

Glutamine is used for energy, for synthesis of other essential building blocks, (protein, DNA, and RNA), and for removal of toxic substances.

Glutamine is a dispensable amino acid present in greater amounts than any other amino acid in the body fluid and cells.

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Glutathione

Optimal range: 42 - 100 %

Glutathione is implicated in many cellular functions including antioxidant protection and detoxification. It is also essential for the maintenance of cell membrane integrity in red blood cells.

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Inositol

Optimal range: 58 - 100 %

Magnesium

Optimal range: 37 - 100 %

Manganese

Optimal range: 50 - 100 %

Oleic Acid

Optimal range: 65 - 100 %

Oleic acid is the most common monounsaturated fatty acid in human cells. Oleic acid is incorporated into cell membrane phospholipids, where it is important for proper membrane fluidity. Hormone responsiveness, infectivity of pathogens, mineral transport and immune competence are affected by membrane fluidity.

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Pantothenate

Optimal range: 7 - 100 %

Selenium

Optimal range: 74 - 100 %

Serine

Optimal range: 30 - 100 %

Vitamin A

Optimal range: 70 - 100 %

Vitamin B1

Optimal range: 78 - 100 %

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) is used by cells to help make energy from foodstuffs. Thiamin pyrophosphate is a cofactor for dehydrogenase enzymes with key roles in cellular energy production.

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Vitamin B12

Optimal range: 14 - 100 %

Vitamin B2

Optimal range: 53 - 100 %

Vitamin B2 (aka Riboflavin) helps to metabolize foodstuffs into energy.

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Vitamin B3

Optimal range: 80 - 100 %

Vitamin B6

Optimal range: 54 - 100 %

Vitamin C

Optimal range: 40 - 100 %

Vitamin D3

Optimal range: 50 - 100 %

Vitamin E

Optimal range: 84 - 100 %

Vitamin K2

Optimal range: 30 - 100 %

Zinc

Optimal range: 37 - 100 %
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