Nutritional Testing – Vitamin Testing
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies
Experiencing mood disorders, anxiety or depression? Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Chronic illnesses are often the result of nutritional deficiencies. Other symptoms of nutritional deficiencies include chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Nutritional testing or vitamin testing may be what you need to get to the root causes of your illnesses.
Nutritional Evaluation Testing
A comprehensive nutritional evaluation test checks for deficiencies in antioxidants, digestive support enzymes, B vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. This test is performed using the first urine of the day. Comprehensive nutritional evaluation testing is often used to optimize health and ensure athletes are receiving the necessary nutrients needed for their chosen activity. The nutritional evaluation testing includes the following –
Metabolic Analysis – A metabolic analysis checks for mal-absorption, cellular energy and if detoxification is needed. If the metabolic analysis shows malabsorption or a vitamin deficiency, the physician may recommend detoxification for the patient.
Amino Acids – Amino acids are the building blocks of the body. Amino acids support protein digestion and proper absorption of proteins. Essential amino acids include leucine, lysine and tryptophan. Nonessential amino acids include aspartic acid, alanine and glutamic acid. Finally, conditional amino acids are not essential; however, they help in times of stress or illness. These include glutamine, cysteine and proline.
Essential Fatty Acids – Most people have heard of fatty acids; however, many do not realize the importance of these acids. Essential fatty acids can help lower triglycerides; thus, lowering the risk of heart disease. Other symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency include depression, an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, ADHD and asthma.
Elemental Analysis – The elemental analysis checks for exposure to toxins and heavy metals in the body. Additionally, it evaluates the nutrient content in cells in the body. If the test diagnoses toxins or heavy metals in the body, there are, numerous detoxification processes that can help the body rid itself of toxins.
Oxidative Stress – Oxidative stress occurs when an imbalance occurs in the body. Oxidative stress causes a host of medical conditions. These include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, chronic fatigue syndrome and Sickle Cell disease. Finally, physicians believe oxidative stress is one of the main causes of cancer.
Vitamins – When a vitamin deficiency occurs, it can cause a myriad of physical symptoms. Those lacking vitamins may experience shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. Patients may also have unexplained weight loss, yellowish skin and muscle weakness. Mental symptoms can include forgetfulness and confusion. Finally, many patients suffering from a vitamin deficiency may experience anemia.
Minerals – Minerals are essential for the human body. When a patient is not receiving enough minerals or trace elements in their diet, a deficiency occurs. Iron is a mineral that is needed to red blood cells; however, too much can cause heart disease and diabetes. Calcium is another mineral that is necessary for proper growth. Calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth. Another important mineral is zinc. Zinc is needed to keep the body healthy by increasing the immune system. If a man does not get enough zinc, he can become infertile.
Nutritional testing helps determine the amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids that are in the body.
Nutritional Testing at Rose Wellness Center
At Rose Wellness Center in Fairfax, Virginia, our integration physician specializes in treating chronic illness using a functional medicine approach. As part of the process, the physician will focus on finding the root cause of your illnesses. Nutritional testing or vitamin testing helps identify nutritional deficiencies that are a significant cause of chronic illnesses. The integrative physician will create a personalized treatment plan based on your test results including nutritional testing and medical history. Your doctor will determine any lifestyle factors that negatively impact your health and may recommend lifestyle changes. Based on your test results and medical history, the doctor will create a personalized treatment plan.
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