Cellular testing for nutrient sufficiency, antioxidant capacity, and specific protective antioxidants
Metabolism happens within cells. Cells need nutrients to be metabolically active.
The Cellular Mucronutrient Assay (CMA) tests for insufficiencies in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as amino acids, and other nutrients within immune cells. This is a reflection of long-term nutrient status not just a “snapshot” as is seen in serum nutrient tests.
An overload and accumulation of free radicals (from pollution, toxins, medication, radiation, etc) in our bodies can result in oxidative damage which plays a major role in the development of chronic and degenerative illness. Antioxidants can help protect the cells from oxidative damage.
The Redox Assay measures the overall antioxidant function of the individual’s immune cells.
The Antioxidant Protection Assay (APA) identifies specific antioxidants that significantly improve the individual’s antioxidant capacity and protect the cells from oxidative damage.
Nutrient requirements are unique to each individual so everyone would benefit from the Cellular Nutrition Assays
• Women’s health- fertility, pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause, menopause, and others
• High performance and/or severe stress
• Sports nutrition
• Pre and post -surgery
• Weight management, obesity
• Burnout, fatigue, depression, mood swings, low vitality
• Chronic conditions, and/or metabolic syndrome (increased blood pressure and blood sugar, excess body fat, abnormal cholesterol)
• Nutritional and health status optimization
Easy to understand, color-coded test results show “nutrient sufficiency,” “borderline insufficiency,” and “insufficiency”. The function and dietary sources of each insufficient and borderline insufficient nutrient are described within the test results’ commentaries.
Should supplements be discontinued prior to having the blood drawn for the Cellular Nutrition Assay?
There is no need to discontinue supplements weeks prior to testing. This micronutrient analysis is a reflection of the individual’s long-term nutrient status (over ~ 6 months). If possible, do not take any medications/supplements at least 4 hours before blood draw.
Are these tests covered by health insurance?
No. Insurance plans do not reimburse for this test, currently.
How long will it take to receive my test results?
Cellular Nutrition Assay test results are available online in 5-7 business days after the specimen is received in the laboratory. For tests ordered through a practitioner, results will be provided to the patient, by the practitioner.
What is tested?