Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - July 2018

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What Makes SpectraCell's Micronutrient Test Unique?

The one-size-fits-all approach to health is outdated. So too is having to estimate nutrient adequacy, thanks to SpectraCell’s patented lab test. Our proprietary technology takes the guesswork out by offering a comprehensive intracellular micronutrient evaluation. SpectraCell ALONE offers the technology that provides information about your personal micronutrient profile. It is NOT based on: • Algorithms • Assumptions • Estimates • Food diaries or food recalls Here are the reasons that Spe... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, July 26, 2018

Vitamin B3 May Lower a Dangerous Type of Lipoprotein

In a large clinical study called AIM-HIGH (for Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes), researchers evaluated the impact of extended release niacin (vitamin B3) on blood lipids.  In a previous review of patients in this AIM-HIGH trial, niacin showed no benefit to statin-treated patients when analyzed as a whole group.  However, in a subsequent analysis, niacin appeared to benefit patients who had h... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Case Study: High Dose of Vitamin B1 Clears Up 26 Years of Painful Headaches

In this case report, a 41-year-old man who had been suffering from cluster headache since the age of 15 years old was treated with high dose vitamin B1 (thiamine).  He had been diagnosed with cluster headache at a neurological center in Italy. His first headache occurred at age 15 shortly after a motorcycle accident and they increased in frequency over the years, with acute pain and intensity that significantly compromised his quality of life.  Although the patient would experience ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 11, 2018