Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - May 2011

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The New York Times has Heard the Telomere Buzz

The New York Times recently published an article about tests which measure your true biological age - SpectraCell's Telomere Analysis being one of them.  This test has been commercially available to the public and physicians since 2009. Within the article, it mentions skeptics who doubt the usefulness of this type of genetic test.  Otto Schaefer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SpectraCell, says the results should be seen , "...as a kind of wake-up call for the patient and ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Determine How Fast You Are Aging

What are telomeres? Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates, its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell. What effect does telomere length have on my health and wellness? Age adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere. Serial evaluation of telomere length is... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Telomere Buzz is STILL Buzzing...

SpectraCell Laboratories, the nation’s leading nutritional testing laboratory, offers a commercially available telomere analysis. Telomere testing is an innovative cellular aging test that measures a person’s biological age in comparison to their chronological age. Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that cap genetic material and serve as protective buffers that keep the ends of chromosomes from becoming attached to each other or rearranging. They are often compared to... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SpectraCell Now Offers LPP™ Cardiovascular Testing in New York

SpectraCell Laboratories has officially been granted a license to provide its Lipoprotein Particle Profile™ (LPP™) test, which assesses cardiovascular risk, to New York state physicians and patients. The recently patented LPP™ test has been commercially available to the other 49 states since 2006. SpectraCell began the process of acquiring a licensure in 2008 with an application submission the state of New York. The laboratory underwent an initial inspection by the New York State Department o... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, May 16, 2011

'Nutrient Deficiencies Say More than Just the Absence of a Nutrient' by Dr. Arland Hill

  Micronutrient testing can be a real asset to the practicing clinician trying to help restore basic metabolic needs of their patients.  After all, nutrients power the various metabolic processes.  Without their availability, metabolic function is slowed or in some cases even brought to a stand still depending on the level of the nutrient deficiency.  Research has shown that over time, lack of nutrients can be lead to dysfunction and ultimately disease states.  Someti... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Affect So Many Functions In Our Body?

The answer is simple: cell membrane flexibility.  Every cell has a cell membrane.  When this cell membrane is rigid, it does not work well.  When it is flexible, the chemicals that run our bodies - hormones, proteins, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc - can move in and out of cells efficiently as needed, thus making the cells healthier, since the materials they need to function well are available.  When the cells work well, the tissues that are made of cells work well... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, May 5, 2011