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Could Vitamin K Deficiency Increase COVID-19 Complications?

  Consider this—over 8000 medical papers on COVID-19 have been published in 2020 alone—the majority of which have been published just in March and April. As the amount of clinical data grows, we will learn more nuanced aspects of this novel pandemic—one of which will be how micronutrient status may impact COVID-19.  In a recently e-published paper, a team from the Netherlands studied the level of vitamin K in over a hundred people admitted to the hospital... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, May 4, 2020

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The one-size-fits-all approach to health is outdated.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... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, July 27, 2018

Your Medication’s Side Effects Might Be a Drug-Induced Nutrient Deficiency

Pharmaceutical medications help millions of Americans cope with clinical symptoms every day, but most are not without side effects.  In fact, the side effects of a medication are often worse than the original condition according to many patients.  One reason for this is that prescription drugs very often cause nutrient depletions, which manifest clinically in very significant ways.  A classic example is coenzyme Q10 deficiency caused by statin medications.  Statins ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

An Unhealthy Diet Programs Immune Cells to be Hyperactive"

Epigenetics – the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration in the genetic code itself– has gained much attention in recent years.  Environmental factors including diet, smoking and stress have been shown to impact gene expression through epigenetic mechanisms. In a recent experiment involving the collaboration of several medical institutions, an experiment was performed on mice to determine how their immunity responded to a... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, March 6, 2018