Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms vitamin deficiencies are associated with chronic disease processes and the overall condition of one’s health by suppressing immune function. Although vitamin deficiencies are unusual in western societies, suboptimal vitamin status is not. Having suboptimal vitamin status is associated with many chronic diseases including osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. It has also been shown to contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. But how do you know if your vitamin levels are optimal? With Micronutrient Testing at AgeRejuvenation of course! Micronutrient testing is an innovative assessment of an individual’s nutritional status. Nutrient levels of 33 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and amino acids are evaluated showing long term nutrient status of over 3-6 months. There are many factors other than your dietary intake that can affect nutrient status. These include pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco, age, exercise, pregnancy, genetic influences, hormonal status, metabolism, absorption, transport, receptors, inhibition, activation, and much more. This means even if someone takes a regular multivitamin, there are many factors at play that can seriously hinder its absorbability rate in the body. This is why a targeted nutrient approach is better because optimal nutrient levels for one person may be suboptimal to another. What do you get? 1. An easy-to-read individualized panel designed to provide you with the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. 2. Targeted nutrient repletion recommendations for the vitamins and minerals found to be deficient or suboptimal. 3. Total antioxidant function test showing the capacity to resist oxidative damage. 4. Easy-to-understand supplementation information that explains the role of each nutrient found to be deficient, deficiency symptoms, how to obtain those nutrients in food and the toxicity and RDI standards for adults. How Can You Get Tested? To schedule an appointment for Micronutrient Testing, call our North Tampa office at 813-558-9500, our South Tampa office at 813-254-6141, or our Brandon office 813-681-8624.