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Category: Mineral Deficiency

Why does SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Test not need FDA approval?

Why does SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Test not need FDA approval? SpectraCell’s intracellular Micronutrient Test is a Lab Developed Test. For highly specialized, complex, proprietary laboratory tests that are only performed by a single laboratory, FDA approval is neither appropriate nor required.  FDA approval applies to lab tests that are extremely common, widely available from different labs or commodity type analytes, such as blood sugar testing or pregnancy tes... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, December 5, 2022

Study Links This Mineral Deficiency with Worse COVID Outcomes

  Since the virus that causes COVID is so new, relatively speaking, prospective studies on the link between nutrients and COVID outcomes are limited.  In this rare prospective study on COVID patients that were hospitalized, researchers found that over half of the patients were zinc deficient, and those with lower zinc tended to have worse outcomes. A prospective study is one in which two groups of patients are monitored over time for a certain outcome and some variable (zinc ... Read More
at Friday, April 30, 2021