Nutritional Lab Tests
A. Essential Amino Acids:-
Essential Amino Acids (EAA) are Amino Acids that can only be absorbed by proper digestion of food. The body can only manufacture the Non-Essential Amino Acids and all proteins when the Essential Amino Acids are present and in sufficient amounts. Health problems can arise when there are deficiencies of these and other Amino Acids.
Complaints that Can Be Associated with Amino Acid Deficiencies:
Chronic Fatigue Allergies Frequent Headaches
Recurrent Infections Mental-Emotional Problems Hyperactivity
Learning Disabilities Neurological Disorders Eating Disorders
Depression and Anxiety Insomnia Diabetes
B. Plasma Essential Fatty Acid
In this test, essential fatty acids are extracted from plasma, and the phospolipid fraction is isolated by thin-layer chromatography. Phospholipid fatty acids are transesterified to their methyl esters and separated by gas chromatography with flame-ionization detection. The detailed final report gives the percentages of the major plasma saturated, monosaturated, omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
C. Urinary Organic Acids
Urinary organic acids are acidic by-products of metabolism that are excreted in the urine. Urine analysis of 25 organic acids. The analysis of organic acids can provide insight into how the body's key pathways are working. Energy production, neurotransmitter function, carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, and gastrointestinal health are examined through organic acid measurement.
Antioxidants protect the body from damaging free radicals and oxidative stress. Many antioxidants are found naturally in our diet, and are common vitamins and minerals.
7 antioxidants in the blood are measured - Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol), Vitamin A and carotenoids (retinol, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene), and Coenzyme Q10.
Low levels of antioxidants are associated with an increased risk of a variety of diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
E. Hair Elemental Analysis
There are enormous amounts of toxins in our society. From the air we breathe to the foods we eat - we are surrounded by it. A hair elemental analysis offers a solid assessment of the toxicity levels in your body. With these results we will be able to offer you vitamins and minerals that your body is deficient in.