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Serum vs Intracellular Nutritional Testing: The Difference Matters

  What is serum testing? A serum test is simply a laboratory test that detects something in the liquid (which would essentially be the plasma) part of blood, as opposed to a laboratory test that detects something in the solid part (which would be the red and white blood cells) of the blood. Since blood is made of both cells and plasma, the term “blood test” is not very specific, as it could refer to either. However, the term “serum test” is specific... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

In Europe, Countries With the Most COVID-19 Cases Have the Lowest Vitamin D Levels

Now that COVID-19 has been around for several months, researchers all over the world are starting to collect large amounts of data on case demographics and clinical characteristics. One recently published study from the United Kingdom summarized the number of cases and fatalities of COVID-19 from twenty European countries and correlated it with the average vitamin D levels of each of those countries. Interestingly, the countries with the highest levels of vitamin D were those in the way... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Friday, May 29, 2020

One-Third of Americans Have at Least One Micronutrient Deficiency

Using data from the government-sponsored research program National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a group of researchers compiled data on seven vitamins from over 15,000 people in the US. They determined that 31% of the American population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency; 23% of Americans are at risk for deficiency in at least two vitamins, and 6% are at risk for three or more vitamin deficiencies. The data came from a variety of sources: dietary recall,... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, September 19, 2017