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You’re concerned you may have a deficiency in certain nutrients because of dietary restrictions or allergies
You are taking medications that may contribute to depletion of micronutrients (birth control, antacids, antidepressants, statins, or antibiotics)
You find that you are often coming down with a cold or other illnesses and wonder if nutrient deficiencies may be to blame
You are experiencing gastrointestinal issues such as constipation and bloating which can contribute to micronutrient deficiencies
You are in eating disorder recovery and knowing how your body is functioning will help motivate you to continue with treatment
You’ve had serum blood tests to check for nutrient status, but no one has checked your long term (4-6 month) nutrient status before
It feels like part of your body just isn’t functioning like you would expect it to (hormonally, immune system, nervous system, etc.)
You want to make sure your body is functioning optimally for overall health and wellbeing.
Traditional blood tests measure the amount of nutrients present in the blood at a moment in time, and are often unreliable indicators of true nutrient status since blood levels do not always reflect micronutrient deficiencies.
Instead, micronutrient testing with NourishRX will provide you with information about your long term nutritional status across 31 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. We’ll also provide you with a roadmap for reversing your nutrient deficiencies with supplementation you can be confident will support your individual needs.
In contrast to MACROnutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), which the body uses to harness energy, MICROnutrients are the chemical elements (vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, etc.) the body requires for all of its various functions.
A micronutrient deficiency often results in poor body functioning because the body’s cells are unable to perform their jobs. This can result in inflammation, poor gut health, low immunity, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, and more. Micronutrient deficiencies may also be asymptomatic, meaning you may not notice some or any negative effects even though your body cells are struggling to keep up.
When you think of antioxidants, you might think of pomegranate juice or red wine. It’s true that richly colored produce is often a source of antioxidants, or polyphenols. But the body also uses other antioxidants, like Coenzyme Q10, Glutathione and Vitamin E to keep biochemical pathways in the body functioning normally.
Antioxidants help the body repair cellular damage that accumulates with wear and tear. They may be depleted if you are taking certain medications.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein molecules. Some amino acids the body can synthesize on its own. Some amino acids, called “essential” amino acids, need to be consumed from food or supplements. If the body does not have an adequate supply of amino acids, it will not be able to create proteins needed to support things like reproductive health, mental health, immune system integrity, digestive health and more.
are you getting the nutrients you need?
NourishRX partners with SpectraCell for functional nutrient testing. Using a simple blood test, you will receive information about your cellular health and nutrient deficiencies that may be contributing to health concerns or impending health risks.
You’ll also be provided with a roadmap for nutrient restoration with individualized recommendations based on your unique needs.
Clients receive a 10% discount on any supplements purchased through our dispensary partner, Fullscript.
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Even if your diet is nutritionally balanced, or you take a multivitamin, it’s possible that you may still experience micronutrient deficiencies because of a dysfunction in how your body digests and absorbs nutrients or your genetic predisposition for deficiencies.
While it’s so important to stay up to date with your medical care through your physician, micronutrient testing with NourishRX provides more reliable insight into your nutritional status than what you’ll get at your doctor’s office. Spectracell uses lymphocytes (white blood cells) to measure the functioning of cells over time, which provides a long term look at nutrient deficiencies and how they are affecting your body on the cellular level. This is very different from serum blood tests (like your doctor would order) which measure the amount of a nutrient in the bloodstream at a moment in time.
Even though this test is not fully covered by insurance, you can use your HSA/FSA funds as payment or set up a 3-month payment plan for smaller payments over time. Plus, you can combine micronutrient testing with individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy with one of the NourishRX dietitians, which may be covered by insurance depending on your plan. Find out if we take your insurance, here.
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Discover micronutrient deficiencies learn more about your cellular health with SpectraCell and NourishRX.
Support from NourishRX doesn’t end with micronutrient testing. We also offer individualized support around food and eating for people of all ages. Our team of Registered Dietitians also offer nutrition counseling for orthorexia, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, picky eating, intuitive eating and support for families of loved ones in eating disorder recovery. Discover our flexible approach to meal planning with our Meal Planning for the Intuitive Eater course.