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Micronutrient Testing 

This test helps us pinpoint specific foods/nutrients your child should be consuming for optimal health and function, while working on strategies to increase variety and acceptance of a broader range of foods.

We know that kids who don't eat a well balanced meal are more likely to have nutrient deficiencies. If deficiencies go untreated, it can lead to a host of symptoms in the future. For example, a vitamin A deficiency can lead to night blindness and xerophthalmia (dry eye). Symptoms of vitamin K deficiency include excessive bleeding, bruising, and it can also make bones weak and brittle. A vitamin C deficiency can lead to irritability, poor appetite, fatigue, and depression, among many others. Any severe vitamin deficiency can lead to significant long term effects.

Optimizing kids' micronutrient intake can improve sleep, growth, development, speech, and prevent frequent illness (including ear infections!). 

This test allows up to pinpoint what specific nutrients your child needs more of (instead of just saying - more meat + veggies ;) and address it in 3 different ways:

  1. Modify accepted foods

  2. Supplement when needed

  3. Find creative ways to get your child to accept/introduce foods that contain specific nutrients

There are 2 ways to test: an at-home finger poke test, or a blood draw by a phlebotomist.

Both options include: 

  • Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B5, C, D3, E, K1, K2, Folate)

  • Minerals (calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium)

  • Metabolites

  • Amino Acids

  • Antioxidants

  • Omega Fatty Acids

​To see if micronutrient testing is right for your kiddo or if you have any questions about this process, you can schedule a free 15 minute phone call

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