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FUNCTIONAL TESTING

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Functional medicine uses lab tests to detect an individual’s nutrient deficiencies by taking a sample of blood. If there is a deficiency in one or more crucial vitamins or minerals, it may negatively impact both physical and mental health. Small imbalances or dysfunctions over time can lead to chronic illness and disease. The specific information provided by this lab test allows functional medicine practitioners to determine a customized treatment plan and tailor to each individual needs. 

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MICRONUTRIENT

Blood testing is typically the first step to understand and determine your health. Our functional test measures 35 different nutritional compounds to give you a better understanding of your overall health. We measure vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, metabolites, carbohydrate metabolism, minerals and fatty acids, all performed in one simple test.

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MTHFR

MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting the toxic amino acid homocysteine to methionine which is a useful amino acid. Testing can detect and potentially determine the cause of low levels of this enzyme which result in high levels of homocysteine and a higher increase of developing illness/complications such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, as well as venous/arterial thrombosis.

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TELOMERE

A telomere test can measure the difference between your cellular and chronological age. What this means is it can indicate how fast you age. Low levels can be indicative of inability to handle stress or even the progression of chronic illnesses as well as metabolic abnormalities. Testing telomere is recommended to evaluate you aging rate and lead to recommendations on diet and lifestyle changes to combat this.

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