Are you a pharmacist, primary care physician, or chiropractor? Or maybe your profession is as an acupuncturist, nutritionist, or owner of a vitamin shop? Did you know that approximately 70% of all medical decisions are based on diagnostic testing?
Diagnostic testing is essential to helping people in their health journey, especially prevention of possible health issues. Micronutrient testing is one of the most needed diagnostic tests as the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that over 2 billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency.
Learn why recommending a micronutrient test to your patients is more than worthwhile; it can be lifesaving.
The Dangers of Micronutrient Deficiency
You must be aware of the potential consequences of micronutrient deficiency to effectively address the underlying causes and provide appropriate guidance for optimal client health. Failing to identify deficiencies promptly poses the risk of your clients developing chronic inflammation, recurring colds and flu, and even leaky gut syndrome. Furthermore, micronutrient deficiency can lead to various other health problems, including, but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular disease
Examples of micronutrients
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
What is micronutrient testing?
Micronutrient testing is the process of evaluating cellular levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in the body necessary for the proper function of life. The tests can reveal to you and your clients which of the vital micronutrients they are lacking and how much they need for optimal health.
Micronutrient testing in combination with the methods and efforts you suggest could greatly improve the health of your clients and may even save their lives.
5 reasons why you should partner with a micronutrient testing provider
Still skeptical? Here are five concrete reasons why partnering with a micronutrient testing provider is worthwhile.
- Early detection of deficiencies
As a preventative health specialist, you want to address problems early, before they develop into major health issues. Micronutrient testing is the most accurate way to identify specific deficiencies and address them effectively because it provides a detailed report of your clients’ nutrient status, enabling you to customize appropriate interventions. Be sure to consult a trusted preventative health provider who specializes in diagnostic testing services.
- Customized nutrition optimization
Nutrition is a key part of any health prevention program as you truly “are what you eat.” However, certain people react to specific foods and nutrients differently from others, and some may be loading up on one nutrient but completely ignoring another that is desperately needed. That’s where you step in. Direct your clients to a comprehensive micronutrient test that will reveal specific deficiencies as well as specific needs.
By pinpointing individual needs with micronutrient testing, nutrition plans can be tailored to optimize nutrient intake through targeted dietary recommendations. Don’t forget periodic retesting to monitor progress and adjust methodology that ensures your clients are meeting nutrient requirements.
- Personalized supplementation
As a pharmacist, nutritionist, or personal trainer, you may often prescribe vitamins and supplements to your clients to optimize their health and fitness goals. To ensure the appropriate dosage and duration of all recommended supplements and avoid unnecessary or excessive supplementation, micronutrient testing is the answer.
With micronutrient testing, you can customize your patients’ plans and goals based on the test results, ensuring adequate nutrition and peak performance. Remember to retest incrementally to track progress and readjust specific nutrients and dosage when warranted.
- Improved overall health
Many illnesses and health conditions come from inadequate nutrition. Your purpose is to educate and encourage your clients to “become better today than they were yesterday,” and one way for you to do that is to recommend micronutrient testing.
In addition to the above benefits, micronutrient testing can also be an effective tool for supporting immune function, enhancing cognitive function, and preventing chronic disease.
Micronutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins stimulate brain cell activity, eliminating brain fog and improving memory. Likewise, B12 and folate can strengthen immune response, reducing the risk of infection, while magnesium and vitamin E aids the body in reducing inflammation, a major cause of chronic pain and illness.
Putting your clients on the path to optimal health is much easier and more direct with micronutrient testing.
Hospital, doctor, and pharmacy bills of a person with chronic conditions can total up to $51,000 per year. Do your clients a service and build their trust by recommending preventative health services such as micronutrient testing. The cost of the micronutrient test pales in comparison to the astronomical long-term health costs of waiting too late to address nutrient deficiencies.
Furthermore, your clients can benefit from targeted interventions that save them both time and money by avoiding trial-and-error mistakes. They can also skip the hassle of insurance and lengthy wait times by visiting a certified testing lab that accepts HSA/FSA payments.
Speak with an ARCpoint professional about micronutrient testing
Gain valuable insights into the personal healthcare needs of your clients and discover how ARCpoint can help you assist them in achieving their wellness goals.
Contact ARCpoint of Downtown Greenville to schedule a FREE consultation and partner with us for micronutrient testing that will improve your patient’s health and overall well-being.