- Detailed micronutrient vitamin and mineral evaluation
- Detailed laboratory evaluation
- Treatment of vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Individualized vitamin/mineral supplementation
A healthy and balanced diet obviates the need for supplemental vitamins, minerals or protein.
However, studies have shown that most Americans do in fact have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The risk of deficiencies are increased in certain populations including those that are overweight or obese, individuals using certain over-the-counter or prescription medications, individuals of advancing age and those who have a restricted diet-either by choice or medical necessity.
Depending on the patients’ circumstances, evaluation and treatment of potential nutritional deficiencies may be warranted. Dr. Youdim is a physician nutrition specialist with expertise in clinical nutrition and can evaluate for and provide a tailored vitamin and mineral regimen that may include dietary plan and guidance on necessary supplementation.
Vitamin and Mineral Laboratory Evaluation
The micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.
The micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations. The tests are comprehensive.
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to affect the function of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis.
Treatment of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency/ Individualized Supplementation
The presence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies are unique to the medical history of the patient. Certain deficiencies are more common in the general population while others are limited to certain populations. For example, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the general population. While vitamin B12 is heavily stored in the body but can become deficient in vegetarian/vegan eater or individuals who are on certain medications including over-the-counter antacids.
Many Americans try and manage potential vitamin deficiencies by taking a daily multivitamin or supplement. A better strategy may be a detailed evaluation to determine the correct supplementation for you.