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Testing for Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease

SpectraCell’s CardioMetabolic Test

by Elsa Lam
Micronutrients are the key to preventing diabetes and maintaining a healthy heart.  Exercise and a healthy diet are important to metabolic health, but regardless of lifestyle choices, having a full nutritional profile done can provide powerful information that can dramatically change a person’s metabolism.

Each individual has a unique biochemical need for micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other chemicals that control every metabolic process throughout the entire body.  Even in healthy individuals, micronutrient deficiencies are common.  Factors that affect nutritional health include personal genetic profile, age, gender, past and present medications, illness or injury, gut health, absorption, hormones, existing conditions and exercise intensity.

It is now possible to find out an individual’s nutritional profile. SpectraCell offers a micronutrient test that measures 35 micronutrients.  Since these control metabolism and protect the heart, even a single deficiency can affect an individual’s metabolic health.             Regardless of a person’s medical history and present state of health, micronutrient testing can be combined with a CardioMetabolic Risk assessment that measures an individual’s personal level of risk for developing heart disease (cardio) or diabetes (metabolic). Cellular metabolism and the cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels) are very intricately linked.  For various reasons—not just age—metabolism changes.  SpectraCell’s CardioMetabolic panel determines three main areas of risk: glycemic control, lipid profile and vascular inflammation.

The blood tells a very specific story of where an individual is in the spectrum of cardiovascular and metabolic health.  Whether on the verge of a heart attack, managing full-blown diabetes or the epitome of health, SpectraCell’s CardioMetabolic Test is a helpful tool for promote full health.

Elsa Lam, RPh. HC, helps patients find health at Golden Health Pharmacy.

For more information, call 703-430-8883 or visit

May 2020



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