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"SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing allows me to diagnosis specific functional deficiencies and subsequently compound supplements appropriate for the individual needs of my patients."

Michael O'Neal, Primary Care Team Physician  
Toronto Blue Jays - MLB
“There are many supplements from vitamins to orthomolecular molecules that can influence a person's metabolism. As we all know multiple supplements can be as overwhelming as prescription drugs and just as costly. Will I recommend zinc, lipoic acid and CoQ10 to help this patient recover from adrenal gland burn out or does the individual make enough lipoic acid and I need to only recommend zinc and CoQ10? I use the information from SpectraCell’s micronutrient tests to determine which of these would be the first line choices for that particular patient and their current situation. When shown their particular data from their blood analysis, it motivates the patient to take their supplements consistently and I am able to put together a supplement regimen that targets the patients' unique deficiencies. Objective data is always helpful.”

Diana Schwarzbein, M.D.
Endocrinology Institute of Santa Barbara 
"A truly valuable diagnostic tool for my practice."

Rita Ellithorpe, M.D.
Tustin Longevity Center Tustin, CA
“As an interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular health, I have come to appreciate the need for individualizing our approach to patient care. Though it’s important to use large clinical trials as a means of guiding us in an “evidence based” manner, it has become clear to most of us that these trials too often fall short in their clinical utility. They frequently fail to address the needs of individual patients, unique and extraordinarily complex beings who’ve entrusted their health and well being to us, their doctors. A question often raised by patients and physicians alike relates to the use of antioxidant supplements such as vitamins C and E, CoQ10, and alpha lipoic acid. Trials evaluating antioxidants have been mixed, spanning the gamut from very positive to equally negative. Most of these trials, however, have been neutral. The failure of these studies to solve the antioxidant puzzle relates to their reliance upon fixed dose supplementation; they neglect the wide range of individual responses that occur when using antioxidants. They have also ignored the issue of balancing antioxidants. As antioxidants exist in vivo within a constantly recirculating and regenerating network, they must be consumed in balance so that an excess of one does not adversely affect the remaining “players” in what ought to be a harmonious system. In order to help my patients navigate the tumultuous seas of antioxidant supplementation, I have relied upon the Spectrox® blood test for the better part of the last decade. By utilizing this test, I have the ability to supplement patients on an individual, and an “as need” basis. Spectrox® eliminates the guesswork from supplementation, and permits not only my patients, but me as well, to feel comfortable that we are “doing the right thing.” Follow up blood tests enable us to document that any changes we’ve made have had their desired effect. If they haven’t, then it’s back to the drawing board for another attempt."

Seth Baum, M.D. Cardiologist,
Boca Raton, FL VitalRemedy MD
“SpectraCell offers a unique, scientifically-based nutrient evaluation of specific deficiencies that allows targeted treatment with nutritional supplements. The detection of these abnormalities allows for a biological, functional and nutritional biochemistry approach for the prevention and treatment of many diseases for which the basic problem originated with the missing nutrient and subsequent downstream nutritional dysfunction and illness. Patient and physician recognition of this valid testing will improve patient compliance, allow for tailored therapy and reduce numerous diseases."

Mark Houston, M.D., M.S., SCH, ABAAM, FACP, FAHA,Internal Medicine
Hypertension Institute - A Cardiovascular Center of Excellence St. Thomas Medical Center Nashville, TN

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