Spectracell Functional Cellular Analysis
The United States is the world leader among major countries in the prevalence of weight problems, estimated at 67% of all adults. American children are also fatter now than at any time before. As nutritional quality declines, so does our ability to detoxify foreign chemicals and neutralize free radicals because these processes require vitamins, minerals, and protein from our diet. SpectraCell Laboratories is a CLIA accredited clinical laboratory specializing in testing for functional intracellular levels of vitamins, minerals and other selected nutrients. The FIA (Functional Intracellular Analysis) measures how specific nutrients actually function within your lymphocytes. Specimens are shipped to Spectracell at room temperature via overnight courier service and may be collected Monday through Friday by Fedex pickup. Information gained from measuring the capacity of these cells for activation and growth can be directly related to immune system function. The function of lymphocytes is more closely related to the overall state of health than the function of any other type of cell.
FIA profile includes: Vitamin A, B, D, E, Biotin, Folate, Calcium, Chromium, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Carative, Cholene, Inositol, Glutamine, Seuine, Asparagice, Oleic Acid, Insulin meta, and SPECTROX (total antioxidant function). Oxidative stress is rapidly becoming recognized as a significant contributor to chronic disease. Its association with vascular disease and cancer are well recognized. Elevated oxidative stress is associated with the cognitive decline with aging and depressed immune function.
Homocysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid derived from the demethylation of methionine. Elevated concentration of Homocysteine in plasma are associated with an increased risk of vascular disease (heart attacks and strokes). Elevated levels can result from genetic mutations or deficiencies of Vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid. Taking Rodex Forte (link to vitamins) represents a simple preventative measure to reduce homocysteine levels and the associated risk of vascular disease
Metabolic syndrome – which includes cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes – is probably caused by chronic activation of the innate immune system. Incompatible foods, food additives, and chemicals are major factors that chemically activate the immune system and give rise to the metabolic syndrome. The ALCAT TEST is a blood test to identify food intolerances that may be causing a person to be sick or overweight. It measures changes in white blood cells in the presence of common foods. Common foods can cause one or more of the following symptoms:
- Ear Infections
- Hay Fever
- Muscle Aches
- Panic Attacks
Unlike many treatments for overweight patients, eliminating your reactive foods and seeing what happens poses no risk – you may lose your weight and gain energy!