Comprehensive Nutrition Test

A variety of fruits and vegetables in a wooden bowl

Nutrients are essential to your clients’ health and well-being. Imbalances in certain nutrients may contribute to a range of illnesses. Nutritional imbalances may contribute to problems in the following areas: hormone function, neurotransmitter function, food digestion, skin health, bone formation, energy production and antioxidant function.

Most of the nutrients that the body requires are essential. This means that one cannot manufacture them and need to obtain them from the diet. Processed foods and modern agricultural practices have tended to deplete essential nutrients from food and therefore many of today’s diets lack an adequate complement of essential nutrients. Living in a modern world has delivered the body an array of new challenges: increased stress, nutritionally-low convenience foods and a chemical-laden environment. All these factors impact negatively on our vitality and place additional strain on the body, increasing its nutritional requirements. Research has consistently shown that maintaining adequate levels of essential nutrients allows the body to function at an optimal level and aids good health and promotes faster recovery from illness.

The Comprehensive Nutrition Test provides comprehensive information on an individual’s nutritional status. It tests for a combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids and specialised nutrients. The nutritional status of an individual depends on a number of factors, the main ones being dietary practise, digestive efficiency and nutrient absorption. This test assists you to fully assess the nutritional status of your clients as well as their digestive capacity.

Please note:  This test is not a quantitative test and therefore it does not provide information on physiological levels of nutrients in the body. It does however provide information on the relative presence of these nutrients.

The test report will provide your client with a full nutrient profile, including information on its food and environmental sources, possible deficiency signs and possible toxicity signs.

List of Test Elements

Vitamins and Vitamin-like Nutrients

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D3, E, K2, Pyridoxal -5-Phosphate (Activated Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Choline and Inositol.

Minerals

Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Zinc

Amino Acids

Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Ornithine, Phenylalanine, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids, GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

Specialised Nutrients

Coenzyme Q10, Ubiquinol, Creatine, Carnitine, Glutathione

Digestive Enzymes

Hydrochloric Acid, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Lactase, Maltase, Cellulase

When to use the Comprehensive Nutrition Test:

As a general nutritional screen to detect relative levels of essential nutrients and digestive enzymes. For individuals on restricted diets or those with poor dietary habits/choices, sports persons, individuals on medication for chronic illness or health conditions. Where nutrient depletion is suspected no matter what the cause. Where a suspected nutritional imbalance may underlie changes to the normal functioning of the body.