The Micronutrients Panel from Vibrant America is the only test that provides a comprehensive extracellular and intracellular assessment of the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, and amino acids.
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth, and physical well‐being.
Micronutrients can also be divided into intracellular and extracellular micronutrients. Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.
Although a patient may be consuming an adequate or healthy diet or supplements, the cellular intake levels may not be sufficient and may still represent a risk for deficiencies and disorders associated with them.
Almost every physiological function in the body requires micronutrients for optimal function. They are required for producing and releasing energy, strengthening the immune system, reducing systemic inflammation, protecting against free radical damage, maintaining a healthy hormonal balance, maintaining insulin sensitivity, slowing down cellular aging, promoting the health of all tissues, protecting against the development, progression, and recurrence of cancer.
An individual’s genetics, lifestyle, aging, chronic illness, and medication consumption affect cellular nutrient absorption. The intracellular analysis of the Micronutrients Panel considers all this to identify your cellular nutrient absorption status. The test can reveal a person’s functional nutritional status over a longer time (4-6 months) than extracellular testing.
The test measures 40 different vitamins and minerals with the addition of amino acids and fatty acids, RBC, and Omega fatty acids. White Blood Cells (WBC) levels are normalized to the total WBC count for the analysis.
Three tubes of blood will need to be drawn for the test. It is recommended to stay off supplements for a week before taking this test, and it is not necessary to fast before a blood draw.
The Micronutrients Panel measures various vitamins and minerals to evaluate nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities.