Micronutrient Testing Specialist

Decatur Health and Wellness

Rosiland Harrington, MD, MSCR

Family Medicine & Obesity Medicine located in Tucker, GA

Micronutrients are all the essential particles in your diet that keep you strong and healthy. If your levels are out of balance or you’re deficient in any of them, micronutrient testing with Rosiland Harrington, MD, MSCR, of Decatur Health and Wellness in Tucker, Georgia, could be the key to resolving many of your health problems. Find out more about micronutrient testing services by calling Decatur Health and Wellness today, or book an appointment using the online tool.

Micronutrient Testing Q & A

What is micronutrient testing?

Micronutrient testing uses advanced scientific analysis to measure different nutrients in your blood. Testing can identify 35 nutrients in the white blood cells, including:

  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidants
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids

Analyzing the levels of these micronutrients is the most accurate method of determining whether you have any nutritional deficiencies, and if so, what they are.

Results from your micronutrient testing list every deficiency and represents the information graphically so Dr. Harrington at Decatur Health and Wellness can easily see what deficiencies you have. The report also makes recommendations for appropriate supplementation or other treatment based on the results of the micronutrient testing.

How does micronutrient testing help my health?

The correct balance of nutrients in your system is essential for good health. Without vital micronutrients, your health can suffer considerably. Serious deficiencies can cause life-threatening illnesses, but even a small imbalance can make you feel stressed, tired, and even depressed.

It’s not unusual to be taking medication for symptoms that could be resolved if you were receiving the correct micronutrients. Lack of vitamins and minerals can also affect your immune system, making you more likely to get sick.

Having the right balance of micronutrients in your blood plays a key role in optimizing wellness, preventing chronic diseases, and helping to reduce the effects of aging. Deficiencies can affect the way your immune system functions, contributing to the development of degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.

How can I increase my micronutrient absorption?

Dr. Harrington encourages her patients to take a proactive approach to their health. This means that instead of waiting until you feel sick to go and visit her, you’re actively making changes to improve your overall health and well-being.

The principle of well-balanced micronutrient levels is to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible, so you get as much of what you need from your diet as possible. Fitness and activity levels also help, and taking broad-spectrum supplementation might help in some cases.

However, as everyone is a unique individual, optimum nutrition is only possible through a detailed analysis of micronutrient levels in your body.

Find out more about the benefits of micronutrient testing by calling Decatur Health and Wellness today, or book an appointment online.