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Functional Nutrient and Metabolic Testing

I bet you're here because you've been dreaming of your ideal physique, better health, and that unstoppable motivation that keeps you going.

 

You know deep down you've got what it takes to make it happen, but sometimes those pesky negative thoughts or self-criticisms start creeping in.

The challenge is not you, but rather how you approach your health goals, whether it's losing weight or improving your health, due to lack of better tools.

 

What are better tools to address your health or weight goals? 

  •  DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scansUnlike a scale or BMI, a DEXA scan is able to determine the amount or percentage of your body fat, muscle mass, and bone mass by scanning your body within 7-10 minutes. This allows you to gain better insight into your body composition and provide nutritional interventions to achieve your ideal physique. By focusing on your body composition, your mindset will shift to a health focus, alleviating stress from worrying about weight fluctuations that are a natural part of your weight loss journey.

  • Micronutrient and metabolic tests: Our bodies can't function properly without optimal nutrition.  Many factors affect our ability to absorb and utilize nutrients efficiently for the body’s vital functions, including:  

    • diet 

    • GI function 

    • chronic stress 

    • exposure to environmental toxins 

    • medications

Micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, help facilitate biochemical reactions that are essential in metabolism, tissue function, and disease prevention. For example, key nutrients such as B vitamins, magnesium, and selenium, are crucial in hormone balance, gut health, and immunity. Inadequate intake or absorption of such nutrients may lead to hormonal imbalances such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and other inflammatory diseases. 

.... But, how do you know which nutrients are actually in excess - or deficient, causing your symptoms? 

Although there are food intake apps that track calorie and nutrient intake, they have limitations. These apps don’t always account for the varying nutritional needs resulting from changing metabolism. Thus, it is difficult to pinpoint nutrient imbalances without lab work conducted through blood, saliva, and urine tests. Comprehensive functional nutrient testing itself, in addition to clinical lab testing, may provide better insight into your body, so that healthcare professionals can make their best recommendations and customize treatment plans.

What can functional testing tell you about your health status? 

It depends on the nutrient testing we use. For example, Vibrant America micronutrient testing checks your short-term and long-term nutritional status through blood tests. The test results give us an insight into the potential effect of the nutritional status of your symptoms and conditions.

*More info: Micronutrient and Metabolic Testing by Vibrant America

 

Vibrant America micronutrient and metabolic tests: Vibrant America offers a variety of nutrient and metabolic testing, which can check your: 

  • micronutrient status

  • food sensitivities

  • inflammation 

  • insulin sensitivity

  • environmental toxin and metal exposure

 

These factors may be affecting your hormones and other functions. By testing these key biochemical markers, we can better understand the cause of metabolic conditions, GI dysfunction, and other chronic illnesses.​​​

Although we can create nutrition treatment plans for you, we may refer you to a doctor if a medical diagnosis and interventions are needed, based on the test results. 

 

Who is these tests good for? - Vibrant America tests are good for those with chronic inflammatory conditions and symptoms who are interested in learning about their micronutrient status. In addition, anyone can benefit from these tests by understanding the potential nutritional imbalances that may be causing the symptoms such as fatigue, pain, obesity, insomnia, and anxiety.

What do you expect from the test results? 

After your tests are submitted to a designated lab, it will take approximately 10-14 business days for the test results (5-6 pages) to be available on the lab portal. Then, we analyze the reports, review each result with you, and provide our best nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. More detailed information about the functional nutrient testing, pricing for each test, and the testing process are available for you to ensure that the test you select meets your health needs. 

​Interested? Let's schedule a free 20 min call so you can learn more about the testing and if it is right for you!

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