Even with a perfect diet, it is not likely that we can consume the vitamins and minerals we need exclusively from the food that we eat. The depletion of nutrients in soil, genetic alterations of basic food sources, food handling, transportation, and toxic environmental conditions have caused the nutritional value of food to decline. Today’s food produces 10 to 25 percent less iron, zinc, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other nutrients than in 2003, according to the Worldwatch Institute in Boulder, CO.
There are plenty of studies on individual nutrients, from amino acids to zinc, their role in body chemistry, sources in our diet, symptoms of toxicity or deficiency and their influence on our health. Although these detailed studies are informative, they can also be misleading. Nutrients work cooperatively with each other in the body, interacting with other nutrients to keep them in an active state. They work synergistically to maintain the proper balance in your body.
If the body has inadequate nutritional support it is vulnerable to the two threats to your health that most contribute to disease - a weakened immune system and free radical damage. Nutritional blood tests can detect which minerals and vitamins you lack and which you are getting enough of through natural sources . It's not enough to just take supplements. It's important to know how much and which ones you should be taking and the quality of the supplements.
With an individual blood test, we can efficiently and effectively establish a base-line to assess your nutritional health, recommend the supplements that you immediately require and what you may need over a period of time, understanding that you and your dietary intake and absorption vary. Retesting is appropriate to ensure adequate mineral and vitamin levels are maintained.
At Restorasis Integrative & Functional Medicine, we believe in constantly seeking to advance the field of Health Care and Functional Medicine in Frederick, MD and elsewhere to bring about health and vitality.
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