Functional lab tests allow you to take an inside look at your body and how it functions. Getting regular blood work is the closest thing we have to x-ray vision to see inside the body. Understanding your blood biomarkers — the molecular signs of health — will help you to make more informed decisions about your diet, lifestyle, fitness, and supplement choices.
Your blood contains hundreds of biomarkers that can highlight the strategies that are right for your individual health, as well as identifying any underlying or developing health problems — before they turn into a full-blown crisis.
More than 70% of chronic diseases are preventable. Comprehensive lab tests can help to identify if you are at increased risk for developing a chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, or diabetes. Serious medical conditions can go undetected for years — without noticeable symptoms, but having regular blood tests can act as an early warning system.
The biggest issue in medicine today is we wait until we are sick to get labs done. It’s a long road from showing some abnormal markers to developing a full-blown chronic disease but most doctors are not looking at blood tests to define health — they’re looking at them to diagnose and treat a specific disease.
Micronutrient Test + Review Session
Includes a 50-minute review session. This appointment is dedicated to interpreting your results and providing you with supportive nutrition & lifestyle strategies.
These panels give you deeper insight into your body’s nutrient status both inside and outside the cells. Your genetics, aging, lifestyle, chronic illness, and medications all affect your cellular nutrient absorption. This test can reveal a person’s functional nutritional status over a much longer time (2-4 months) than extracellular testing.
Micronutrients that are free-floating in your blood and exist outside the cells, determined in serum are called extracellular micronutrients. These extracellular micronutrients are a static measure of what is in your blood at any given time. These are dependent on your short-term intake of supplements or diet and give a direct assessment of your baseline micronutrient levels. Extracellular nutrient tests reflect a person’s diet over a relatively narrow time frame.
Intracellular micronutrients are the micronutrients absorbed by your circulating white blood cells and red blood cells. Cellular micronutrient absorption is an important step in maintaining and promoting the optimal functioning of all our cells. It is important to understand that, even though you may be consuming an adequate or healthy diet or supplements, your cellular intake levels of those nutrients may not be sufficient and may still provide risks for deficiencies and the disorders associated with them.
Microbiome and Leaky Gut Bundle + Review Session
Includes the Gut Zoomer & Wheat Zoomer panels from Vibrant Wellness and one 50-minute review session.
The Gut Zoomer test performs the most comprehensive analysis available of your intestinal microbiome ecosystem from a simple one-time stool collection. This test examines the complex and intricate relative abundance of each species or genus measured, in relation to the rest of the ecosystem, to provide a unique perspective on the gut microbiome and its connection to disease and inflammation.
Vibrant uses a proprietary microarray hybridization technology platform, using the whole-genome data to simultaneously detect over 300 microorganisms with 99% specificity and 98% sensitivity, unheard-of levels of accuracy in the detection of pathogenic microorganisms. Because Vibrant does not use sequencing technology, which is time-consuming and prone to high levels of inaccuracy, the Gut Zoomer is the most accurate microbiome test available to aid discerning healthcare providers in the assessment and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
The Gut Zoomer report provides you with actionable recommendations that include potential risks for:
- Intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut)
- Intestinal disorders (IBS and IBD)
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Cardiovascular health
- Autoimmune health (celiac, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, etc)
- Neurological health (MS, Parkinson’s, and more)
- Liver diseases (cirrhosis, hepatitis, cholangitis, and more)
- Metabolic health (Obesity, diabetes, etc)
- Nutrition (Vitamin production, oxalate metabolism)
- Microbiome and hormone connections (Beta-glucuronidase and Beta-glucosidase)
- 67 pathogenic bacteria
- 24 Intestinal parasites
- 8 viruses
- 5 Fungal or yeast species
- 5 worm species
- 6 antibiotic resistance genes measured
The Wheat Zoomer identifies celiac disease gluten sensitivity, wheat sensitivity and wheat lectin sensitivity.
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