Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - July 2013

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Do the Prescriptions YOU take deplete your nutritional status?

When a person takes prescription drugs or over the counter medication chances are that they can be affecting their nutrient levels. Below are some of the possible deficiencies that are correlated with each corresponding drug. Antacids/Ulcer medications vitamin B12 - Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk Folic Acid - Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, heart disease, cancer risk vitamin D - osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hearing loss Calcium - Os... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SpectraCell Case Study - Female with Multiple Conditions!

In 2006, a 45 year old female with complaints of multiple conditions including hypertension, dyslipidemias, insomnia, athralgias, mitral valve prolapse, GERD and HSVI, tried SpectraCell testing only to reveal  deficiencies in key vitamins and minerals.  This patient experienced malaise fatigue (x3-4years), joint pain, thin nails, sleep onset insomnia and hot flashes.  She had been taking Micardis (40/12.5), Ibuprofen (800mg as needed), vitamin D3 (1,000IU), Lasix (20mg as neede... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, July 18, 2013

Why Test YOUR Micronutrient Levels & MTHFR?

Why is an MTHFR test important? Determining your MTHFR genotype gives you valuable information about your body's ability to methylate.  Methylation is a crucial part of cell processes and reduced function has been linked to numerous medical conditions including neurological and cardiovascular disorders, mental dysfunctions and diabetes.  The old paradigm that we are simply at the mercy of our genes is now challenged by a new age of truly individualized healthcare.  Get vital k... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vitamins Can Help with Weight Management!

Asparagine - The amino acid increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy  in muscle instead of storing it as body fat. Biotin - Boosts metabolism by improving glycemic control (stabilizes blood sugar) and lowering insulin, a hormone that promotes fat formation. Carnitine - Carries fatty acids into the cell so they can be burned for fuel; Helps reduce visceral adiposity (belly fat). Calcium - Inhibits the formation of fat cells; Also helps oxidize (burn) fat cells. Lipo... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, July 2, 2013