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Contrary to established paradigms about health, the majority of chronic disease is attributable in large part to cellular deficiencies in micronutrients. By correcting deficiencies, you can prevent, treat and reverse many medical conditions—from the most serious to the most banal.
Micronutrients and Immune Health
The immune system is a highly complex adaptive system that serves to protect us from exogenous (originating outside the body) threats like viruses and bacteria and also from endogenous (originating within the body) threats such as tumor cells or cancer.
How well our immune systems protects us is highly dependent on our micronutrient status. Micronutrient deficiency may manifest clinically as increased infections or susceptibility to pathogens. Cell-mediated immunity is an immune response that does not involve antibodies. Rather, it is the activation immune cells typically white blood cells also known as T-cells). The primary way to improve your cell-mediated immune response is to correct micronutrient deficiencies that directly compromise T-cell function. Even a single nutrient deficiency can dramatically lower the Immune response, so correcting nutritional deficiencies is absolutely essential.
Collection: blood draw (venipuncture)
Results in 10-14 business days from receipt of the sample.
What we measure
While you can measure vitamin levels in your blood at many labs, those tests will not tell you anything about how micronutrients are actually working inside your cells. Most commodity nutritional tests are serum-based and measure nutrient levels in the liquid plasma outside of cells but this is not where metabolism takes place. Every biochemical reaction needed to sustain life — like energy production, cellular repair, detoxification, growth, protein synthesis, genetic expression — all occur inside your cells.
SpectraCell's Immune Optimization Test not only measures nutrient status within your white blood cells, it measures the function (performance) of nutrients within your cells. After all, it doesn't matter how much of a nutrient exists in a cell, if that cell is incapable of using that nutrient. Ideally, micronutrient status should be assessed intracellularly and functionally and SpectraCell's test is the only one of its kind that does just that.
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