There are several methods available to determine your micronutrient needs.
Blood Count and Micronutrient Diagnosis
A classic blood count provides information regarding blood component levels on a cellular level. These components include: red blood cells, leukocytes (white blood cells) and platelets. In contrast to the classic blood count, the micronutrient diagnosis reflects individual levels of vitamins, trace elements, minerals and amino acids.
The results one receives from looking at this diagnosis don’t just create a snapshot of what is going on in your body at the moment, but are representative of your overall red blood cell health.
For example, the mineral zinc: the level of zinc that you have in your body is about 80% dependent on your red blood cells, which is is why a classic blood count analysis only shows a momentary picture of your zinc levels. By completing a full micronutrient diagnosis, will you see the full picture of the zinc levels in the body.
Like in a blood count analysis, each micronutrient analysis compares your micronutrient levels to a “normal range” of healthy micronutrient levels for reference. These numbers may vary based on circadian rhythms, age, and gender (women typically have lower iron levels than men).
As a part of your comprehensive examination, correct interpretation of your data is necessary to paint a complete picture of the biochemical processes going on in your body. Depending on your needs, different tests may be necessary: a serum analysis, an EDTA whole blood analysis, a Heparin whole blood analysis, or a Li-Heparin analysis.
Information regarding necessary test material, shipping or pick up can be found at special laboratories.
A bioresonance device measures electrochemical oscillations, which take place through biochemical processes in the body. The bioresonance method makes it possible to determine the best fit for your individual micronutrient requirements.
Kinesiology (for example, Applied Kinesiology) is a diagnostic procedure. This muscle test shows which vitamins, minerals and trace elements are best suited for supplementation.