Are you taking too many supplements? Not enough? Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. SpectraCell's micronutrient testing is an innovative assessment of nutritional status. Unlike traditional serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell's tests evaluate how an individual's white blood cells respond to varied environments of over 32 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. As a result, individual differences in metabolism, age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate or other factors are taken into consideration.
SPECTROX™ (TOTAL ANTIOXIDANT FUNCTION)
The function of antioxidants is to protect biomolecules from oxidative damage. SPECTROX measures the net ability of antioxidant and repair mechanisms of each individual's own cells, giving a total assessment of antioxidant function.
A patient's Immunidex score is one measurement to evaluate a person's cell-mediated immune system performance. Specifically, it measures T-cell lymphocyte proliferation. Since immune function is a systemic measure of general health, a higher Immunidex score is generally desired since it means a person can respond efficiently not only to exogenous threats such as pathogens or allergens, but also to endogenous threats like tumors. The immune system, comprised of both cell-mediated (Th1) and humoral (Th2) components, when balanced and performing optimally, affords us critical protection and promotes health and wellness.
Micronutrient deficiencies will undermine a person's immune function , and thus lower the Immunidex. Since the highly complex immune system is dependent on the intracellular availability of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, correcting specific micronutrient deficiencies typically raises the Immunidex and contributes to tangible clinical benefits, such reduced infections and may assist in achieving Th1/Th2 balance.
LipoProtein Particle Profile™(LPP™)
Standard cholesterol Testing Is Not Enough
Research shows that the lipoproteins carrying cholesterol, not the cholesterol itself, are responsible for inducing atherosclerotic plaque production and accelerating cardiovascular disease progression. In fact, about 50% of heart attack sufferers had normal HDL and/or LDL cholesterol test results. For a complete cardiovascular risk assessment, get SpectraCell's LipoProtein Particle Profile™(LPP™)
SpectraCell's Telomere Test is the window to your true cellular age. This advanced test measures the length of your telomeres - the endcaps of your DNA. Studies have shown a direct link to telomere length, cardiovascular health and the aging process.
HS-OMEGA 3 Index®
An adequate level of the omega-3's EPA and especially DHA can reduce the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death by 90%. The HS-Omega-3 Index® measures the percentage of EPA and DHA levels in red blood cell membranes.
Is your cardiovascular treatment strategy best for your specific genetic composition? This test determines an individual's genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. The results of the genotyping of Apolipoprotein E have important implications in the treatment strategies for individual patients in reducing cardiovascular disease risk.
MTHFR GenotypingDetermines an individual's genetic risk associated with the Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) gene.