Nutrition Testing: How It Works
Gluten Free Works has partnered with SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc., the leading nutrition testing laboratory in the country, to bring you the most accurate nutrient analysis available -Advanced Cellular Nutritional Analysis.
Here is How It Works…
SpectraCell’s Tests Are More Advanced Than other Nutrition Tests
Before the introduction of SpectraCell’s tests, many diagnosis and risk assessments were based on clinical observation and measurements of static levels of certain nutrients in the blood. Static blood levels are not always representative indicators for assessing cell metabolism and utilization. For example, if you took a high-dose vitamin the day before the test, your blood test may say your level is fine. But, did those vitamins circulating in your blood make it into your cells?
SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients. Their tests measure the function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, providing a powerful self-help tool that allows you to measure your health.
SpectraCell tests for 33 different nutrients providing you with the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. As the only lab that can offer a truly functional intracellular testing, SpectraCell also provides you with targeted nutrient supplementation recommendations for those vitamins and minerals found to be deficient.
Patented State-of-the-Art Technology
SpectraCell’s patented, chemically-defined control media contains the minimal amount of each essential micronutrient that is needed to support optimal white blood cell growth or mitogenic (energy) response. The functional intracellular status of micronutrients involved in cell metabolism is evaluated by manipulation of the individual micronutrients followed by mitogenic stimulation and measurement of DNA synthesis.
The same technology also provides a total antioxidant function test (SPECTROX™) which assesses the ability of cells to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Due to the considerable number of cellular antioxidants with extensive interactions, redundancies, repair and recharging capabilities, measuring total function is the most accurate and clinically useful way to assess your capacity to resist oxidative damage.
Since lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow and stored in the blood and other peripheral locations for long periods of time (the average life span of a lymphocyte is approximately four to six months), SpectraCell’s measurements provide a powerful portrait of your long-term nutrient status.
Interpreting Test Results
SpectraCell provides easy-to-read test reports. Numerical and graphic representations are included for each result, and nutrient repletion (how to correct) suggestions based on your individual deficiencies.
Your nutrition report contains easy-to-understand supplement information that explains the role of each nutrient found deficient, deficiency symptoms, how to obtain that nutrient in food and toxicity and RDI standards for adults.
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