Nutrients are your body’s key building blocks, and having a varied, well-balanced diet is crucial for maintaining good health and optimizing your immune system. Some examples of key nutrients to monitor include zinc and Vitamin D. Zinc is required for the normal functioning of white blood cells while Vitamin D is a pro-survival molecule. Studies have shown that people supplemented with adequate levels of Vitamin D3 during the cold and flu season had significantly lower rates of infection.
Studies show that while many people in Western countries are overfed (that is, overweight and obese), plenty of us are also undernourished.
Processed foods, depleted soils, lack of sun and exposure to toxins are just some of the reasons our bodies are lacking key nutrients.
And, even if you have an extremely ‘clean’ or healthy diet, chances are there may be some essential nutrients you’re missing – especially as you age. That’s because as we get older, our bodies are less able to make and absorb essential nutrients, even though our nutritional needs are just as high – if not higher – compared to when we were younger.
Our nutrient panel evaluates for key nutrient deficiencies and will provide baseline measurements that clients can use to optimize their immune system.