Examples of Diseases Correlated with Specific Nutrient Deficiencies:
In recent years, research has revealed strong correlations between nutrient deficiencies and certain diseases. This is not simply a vague theory confined to natural medicine, or a nutritional fad; these associations are evidence-based, backed up by a plethora of clinical studies.
Here are just some examples:
- Vitamin D deficiency: osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome/obesity, heart disease (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia,autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, as well as certain cancers.
- Glutathione deficiency: Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease,asthma, heart disease (atherosclerosis), hepatitis and other liver diseases.
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency: anemia, heart disease and stroke (via elevated homocysteine levels)
- Vitamin C deficiency: skin problems (because of lowered collagen production),impaired wound healing, glutathione deficiency (Vitamin C is required for glutathione biosynthesis), depression and mood swings (because Vitamin C is a precursor for the synthesis of many neurotransmitters).
Why is micronutrient testing by SpectraCell the most advanced micronutrient diagnostic test available?
Conventional methods simply take a blood sample and measure the serum concentration of a particular vitamin or mineral. Static serum levels cannot accurately assess cell metabolism and utilization. We use SpectraCell micronutrient testing because it measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells. A diagnostic test that uses functional parameters – no wonder we find it invaluable in our practice of functional medicine!