Micronutrient deficiency is at the root of many chronic diseases in our society today. 92% of the population is deficient in at least one or more nutrients at the recommended daily allowance (RDA), even in people who eat a well-balanced healthy diet. The United States Department of Agriculture states that 50% of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, C, D and magnesium. The numbers are even higher for deficiencies in potassium, calcium, and vitamin E. All of these nutrients, and many others, are absolutely essential in maintaining optimal cell function in our bodies. When some of our cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and hormonal imbalance.
How have we become so deficient in these important micronutrients? Unfortunately, the majority of the standard American diet is composed of foods that have been stripped of their micronutrients due to farming practices, processing, and manufacturing processes, and even ways of cooking (e. g., microwaves, deep frying). In addition, we have become a nation who takes a lot of medications that directly deplete our body of these vital nutrients or do not allow our digestive system to properly absorb them.
Nearly half of people taking vitamin supplements still have nutrient deficiencies because they are taking the wrong supplements, their supplements are of poor quality, or they are not digesting or absorbing the supplements they are taking.
VitaNovu offers micronutrient testing to determine exactly what your unique body is missing and how it can be properly replenished. This is accomplished with a simple visit with our nurse and collection of blood and urine specimens that are sent to a specialty lab for testing. Average cost is $200-350 with most insurance plans. This cost includes the nurse visit, blood draw, and testing. Visits or advice from the medical providers regarding the interpretation of the results will incur extra costs.