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The Role of Micronutrients in Sports Medicine

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories The Importance of Individualized Nutrition for Athletes From a nutritional standpoint, the athlete’s focus should include both macronutrients–protein for muscle rebuilding, carbohydrates for energy renewal, fats for nerve function—as well as the critically important micronutrients, which are the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids your body needs to function… Read More »

Understanding Obesity and Nutrition

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories In the past, obesity was understood in fairly simple terms: excess body weight resulting from eating too much and exercising too little. Obesity is now regarded as a chronic medical disease with serious health implications caused by a complex set of factors. Micronutrients and Obesity: Obesity is a complex,… Read More »

Theories, Research and Treatment with Vitamins and Antioxidants

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories New theory on how vitamins work gains attention A group of researchers in Europe proposed a new theory on how vitamins work in the body, displacing the former accepted view that vitamin molecules work directly on cells in the body. Their research, which used radiation and electron pulse technology, led them… Read More »

The Role of Micronutrients in Neurology

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories A single micronutrient deficiency can contribute to any number of disorders of the nervous system, including migraines, neuropathy and even Alzheimer’s. Similarly, a high amount of oxidative stress at the cellular level could predispose a person to certain neurological complications. SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing measures over 33 vitamins, minerals and… Read More »

Sleep Apnea and the Correlation with Nutrients and Minerals

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories Perhaps you’ve heard about the correlation between low Vitamin D and sleep apnea. But did you know that there are at least 10 different nutrients that affect sleep? Addressing these 10 common nutrient and trace mineral deficiencies may help you improve the care and treatment of your patients who struggle with… Read More »

The Importance of MTHFR Genotyping

  Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. It is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino acid).  MTHFR Genotyping is… Read More »

Vitamin K Deficiency & Weight Loss

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories   Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins that the human body needs for post translational modification of certain proteins required for blood coagulation, and in metabolic pathways in bone and other tissue. The primary function of vitamin K is to aid in the formation of clotting factors… Read More »

Drug-induced Nutrient Depletion

Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories When a patient takes prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication, chances are their nutrient levels may be affected. Below are some of the possible deficiencies that are correlated with each corresponding drug.  Antacids/Ulcer medications vitamin B12 – Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk Folic Acid – Birth defects, cervical… Read More »

The Power to Get Results With Specialty Labs

Are you a physician who uses specialty labs to identify or diagnose your patient’s health condition? Power2Practice is able to support doctors who use specialty medical testing laboratories. Ordering from these specialized laboratories is convenient and easy. Doctors can easily print requisition forms for the patient and even create customized panels of common lab requests… Read More »