A nutritional supplement is simply any substance that you intake in addition to your normal diet to improve your nutrition, thereby improving your health. A daily multi-vitamin is the most common nutritional supplement. Knowing your nutritional status is very important. Vitamin, mineral, amino acid, fatty acid, and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the function of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. You may be deficient in nutrients without even knowing it. Research shows that
50% of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient. At Dr. Freedman’s office, we use state-of-the-art labs to measure the function of selected vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants. This type of testing is a more meaningful measurement of nutritional status because it looks at a longer period of time compared to regular standard lab testing. After evaluating your results, we place you on your own personalized nutritional program. This exclusive testing is also excellent for healthy people, such as athletes or people who exercise, or people with no current health conditions. These people are perfect candidates to have a full nutritional analysis done so they can find out what they are deficient in, then replace their deficiencies to hopefully prevent future diseases. In other words, this test is excellent for anyone looking to reach their highest potential for a healthy lifestyle.