At Forum Health, we recognize the power of knowledge and its role in optimizing your well-being. One crucial aspect of your overall health involves identifying potential nutritional deficiencies that could be contributing to unexplained, persistent symptoms. Our providers use nutritional deficiency testing to identify deficits and recommend nutrient-rich foods or medical-grade supplements to add to your diet and boost your health.
Why test for nutritional deficiencies?
Do you eat well, but still feel like something is missing? While you may be getting “enough” to eat, you may not be getting enough vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or other key nutrients that support your microbiome—which can play a factor in several health conditions.
Factors such as dietary habits, underlying health conditions, and lifestyle choices can influence the likelihood of nutritional deficiencies. Your provider may check for nutritional deficiencies for several reasons, depending on your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.
What does the test measure?
A nutritional deficiency test typically comprises a series of tests designed to evaluate and identify specific nutrient deficiencies in your body. The panel may include various tests to assess different aspects of your nutritional status:
- Vitamin Levels: Measurement of vitamin levels in the blood to identify deficiencies in essential vitamins like vitamin D, vitamin B12, and others
- Mineral Levels: Assessment of mineral levels, including iron, zinc, and magnesium, to identify deficiencies that can impact various bodily functions
- Protein Levels: Evaluation of protein levels to ensure adequate intake for muscle health and overall well-being
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Measurement of omega-3 fatty acid levels, crucial for heart and brain health
When should you consider a Nutritional Deficiency Test?
If you are experiencing persistent or recurrent health issues, after a full assessment, your Forum Health provider may recommend a nutritional deficiency test. Some symptoms that may prompt consideration for testing include:
- Chronic Fatigue: Unexplained and prolonged feelings of fatigue
- Digestive Issues: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), persistent gastrointestinal symptoms or irregular bowel movements
- Mood Disorders: Changes in mood, including symptoms of depression or anxiety
- Cognitive Issues: Noticeable “foggy brain,” forgetfulness, and lack of focus
- Weakness: Generalized weakness or muscle fatigue
- Skin Problems: Dermatological issues such as dry skin, rashes, or lesions
How We Utilize This Data to Optimize Your Health
We test for different types of deficiencies such as vitamin and mineral levels, and consider factors like diet, environment, and lifestyle.
Based on your results, our experienced providers craft a customized plan to reset your body and support your overall health.
We’re with you every step of the way, monitoring your progress, and adjusting as needed to ensure your journey to health is a success.
Don’t let persistent symptoms compromise your health. Listen to your body and take control of your well-being by contacting Forum Health today!