Nutrient Testing Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ
Food is medicine. Our health is highly dependent on our nutrition. As the saying goes: – “You are what you eat.” Nutritional deficiencies can lead to potential for chronic disease and illness. Here at Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health, we are committed to your health and offer comprehensive nutrient analysis measuring functional nutrient deficiencies at the cellular level, as well as comprehensive food allergy testing.
Evidence has shown that micronutrient deficiencies as well as “inflammation” caused by food allergies and sensitivities affect the way we feel and ultimately our health.
The various nutrients in our body
Nutrient lab testing gives us the ability to test how our body utilizes the 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites.
- Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, K, Biotin, Folate, Pantothenate
- Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese
- Amino acids: Asparagine, Glutamine, Serine
- Antioxidants: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Selenium, Vitamin E
- Carbohydrate metabolism: Chromium, Fructose sensitivity, Glucose-Insulin Interaction
- Fatty acids: Oleic Acid
- Metabolites: Choline, Inositol, Carnitine
- Immune Response Score and Total Antioxidant function
The information obtained from this elaborate testing can be the first step in helping one figure out their nutrient deficiencies. It is an objective guide to know exactly what is going on in your cells and what types of food and supplements you should be taking. It takes the guess work out of the amount and type of supplements you need to be taking.
This is also very helpful during your surgery planning stage, as this information can help you recover and heal better after a surgical procedure.
What is micronutrient testing?
The foods we provide for our bodies are its fuel source. Deficiencies will show themselves through frequent illness, compromised immune function, or even the development of disease. To let our patients know where their diets are providing what they need, and where they are deficient, we provide micronutrient testing.
Our Ong Institute, micronutrient testing measures the levels of 35 nutritional components: vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids. We do this by analyzing the patient’s white blood cells.
What is the benefit of micronutrient testing?
With our modern lifestyles, it’s hard to eat right. Grabbing a bite on the way to a kid’s soccer game doesn’t usually include weighing what’s in that combo meal. Or on a work trip, it’s hard to eat well when at hotels every night.
Detecting Nutrient Deficiencies
Micronutrient testing lets our patients step back and see where their body is deficient in its nutrient needs. People can mistake taking a multivitamin as a substitute, but most of those end up being flushed through the digestive system. When our Ong Institute team sits down and goes through your test results, you’ll be surprised at what they find. And your body will be better for it moving forward.
Schedule your consultation
Call today for questions or to schedule an appointment at (480) 771-7771 or complete a Contact Form here! Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health proudly provides Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa AZ and the surrounding areas with comprehensive nutrient testing.