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Why do I need a blood draw for the SpectraCell Micronutrient Test (MNT)?

Short answer: Because the MNT is performed on lymphocytes It is necessary to collect whole blood taken from the vein because the SpectraCell micronutrient test is performed on living white blood cells. These cells, called T-lymphocytes (also called T-cells) are a very special type of cell that can be stimulated to grow under certain conditions, which is exactly what the SpectraCell micronutrient test does – it grows (cultures) your cells in different nutritional environments and mea... Read More
at Friday, May 26, 2023

New Research Highlights Serine’s Role in Cognition

Now the under-appreciated amino acid is gaining attention as a key player in brain health. When consumers shop for supplements to keep their mind sharp, the amino acid serine is not often top of mind.  But some exciting new research may change that.  In one study on patients with kidney disease, researchers found that intra-brain levels of serine, which are levels within the actual brain tissue, were directly correlated with cognitive function. Similarly, in these same patients, low... Read More
at Monday, May 15, 2023