Micronutrient Testing for Athletes

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If you are a professional athlete or even an amateur one who takes their hobby seriously, you want your body to perform at its best. It cannot do that unless you are giving it all the nutrition it needs—including the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals. These micronutrients are essential for numerous chemical reactions inside your body and when they become depleted your body can’t give you 100% anymore.

These essential substances are responsible for:

  • Carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism
  • Oxygen transfer and delivery
  • Tissue repair
  • Electrochemical signaling
  • And so much more!

But how do you know if you are getting all the micronutrients you need? Sure, you are eating right and taking oral supplements. But can you guarantee the levels of micronutrients those products contain or that your body is absorbing them as efficiently as it should?

Micronutrient Testing for Athletic Performance Boosting

Micronutrient testing provides a detailed breakdown of what vitamins and minerals are available in your system. This allows you to clearly see any deficiencies without having to wait for the physical symptoms to affect your game.

A simple blood test and you are on your way. When the report comes back, our naturopathic specialists can set you down and walk through the results step by step. They can also help you plan to improve those numbers as well. This may include anything from diet counseling right through to micronutrient IV injection therapy.

Common Deficiencies Micronutrient Testing Can detect

Common deficiencies include:

  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Vitamin B deficiency (especially B12)
  • Vitamin K2 deficiency
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Iron deficiency

These deficiencies can have dramatic effects from creating irregular heartbeats to drastically decreasing energy levels. Some even make it hard to keep your head in the game, creating “mental fog”, lethargy, and even depression.

To learn more about the importance of certain key vitamins and minerals, visit www.PureVitalityCenter.com. If you’d like to schedule a health assessment or discuss micronutrient testing please call us at 310-820-7925 today.


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