By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Russell Shein
Vitamins are essential to a multitude of processes that the body deals with every second of every day. They help with metabolizing energy from digested food and they work with enzymes to help with other bodily processes. There are two basic types of vitamins – water soluble and fat soluble. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in the fat to be used at a later date, but water soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body and need to be ingested daily.
Many people think that by simply taking a multivitamin they will be fine for their vitamin needs, but this is not necessarily the case. All of us have a unique body with our own individual needs. We need to understand and meet these needs of our body so we have optimal day to day functioning. In a perfect world, we would be able to get all the vitamins we need solely from food. Because of stress, illness, genetics and environmental factors, this is not the case. We have seen even the healthiest of people eating the best diets having vitamin deficiencies. It is important to eat well plus support your body with the vitamins it needs so you have optimal health and longevity. Standard blood tests are not good enough. Our blood test for vitamin deficiency measures the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.
Consider a blood test for vitamin deficiency to make sure you are getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
“Vitamin Deficiency Anemia Tests And Diagnosis – Mayo Clinic”. Mayoclinic.org. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.