Nutrient Panel - What do my results mean?

Below you'll find breakdowns of all of our lab tests and the biomarkers included! These are meant to provide you with more information to make informed decisions and understand what your lab results mean. We cannot diagnose or treat here in the app so if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your primary care provider for further guidance.

Key Terms

  • Standard Reference Range: This is the general range that most lab tests and PCP's give as within normal or "standards".
  • Optimal Range: This is ideally where we want to be! Remember normal is not optimal.
  • Alarm Range: Please consult with your doctors ASAP if you have results in this range.

So what now? Next Steps!

Based on your results, consider the following:

  • Evaluate adequate intake of folate-containing foods

  • Support healthy upper digestion in stomach to ensure breakdown

  • Inquire about current medications as being the cause of increased folate levels

  • Malabsorption can be a cause of elevated levels which may require additional testing

Nutritional: (All of the below is done in the Slim Down!)

  • Consume foods high in folate: Dark leafy greens, avocado, okra, Brussel sprouts, beets, asparagus, nuts and seeds, etc.

Supplemental: (Access supplements HERE!)

  • Folate containing vitamin or whole food supplement

  • Digestive support where needed: Acid support, bitters, enzymes, etc.

So what now? Next Steps!

Based on your results, consider the following:

  • Evaluate intake of natural food sources such as animal proteins

  • Look for indicators of low stomach acid. Ensure proper upper digestion in the stomach to optimize breakdown and absorption of B12 from foods.¬†

  • Consider additional testing to rule out pancreatic insufficiency or other intestinal dysfunctions

  • Test Methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels, a more sensitive test for B12

Physical:

  • Reduce use of medications that decrease the acidity of stomach acids (Proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec and Nexium, or antacids like Pepcid and Tums).

Nutritional: (All of the below is done in the Slim Down!)

  • Consume foods high in B12: Meat, fish, cheese, eggs, etc

  • Eat a healthy nutrient-dense diet with very little processed sugars. Eliminate processed/inflammatory foods, especially high carbohydrate diets and refined grains

  • Support digestion with fermented ACV before meals or digestive bitters

  • Remove digestive inflammatory foods such as gluten

Supplemental: (Access supplements HERE!)

  • B12 containing vitamin or whole food supplement

  • Digestive support where needed: Acid support, bitters, enzymes, etc.

  • SIBO supports (if applicable): Probiotics and antimicrobial herbs

So what now? Next Steps!

Based on your results, consider the following:

  • Ensure dietary intake from natural food sources is sufficient

  • Evaluate sun exposure

  • Verify that cholesterol levels are adequate to support vitamin D synthesis

  • Investigate possible liver and kidney dysfunction, as they are the main organs that activate vitamin D

Physical:

  • Get optimal levels of daily sun exposure.

Nutritional: (All of the below is done in the Slim Down!)

  • Consume foods high in Vitamin D: Wild-caught salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, sardines, beef liver, cod liver oil, eggs, etc.

Mental/Emotional:

  • Daily sun exposure has been shown to support mood.

Supplemental: (Access supplements HERE!)

  • Cod liver oil

  • Essentail fatty acids supplements like Omega 3s

  • Vitamin D supplement

So what now? Next Steps!

Based on your results, consider the following:

  • Evaluate nutrient deficiencies

  • Ensure dietary intake from natural food sources is sufficient

  • Evaluate diet

Physical:

  • Be physically active! Lack of exercise has been shown to increase levels of homocysteine. Ab Rehab¬†and Ab Rehab PLUS+ is great for this!

Nutritional:  (All of the below is done in the Slim Down!

  • Nutrients needed: B vitamins (esp B6, Folate (B9), B12), Zinc, Vitamin C

  • Eat a healthy nutrient-dense whole food diet with very little processed sugars.

  • Eliminate processed/inflammatory foods, especially high carbohydrate diets and refined grains.

Mental/Emotional:

  • Reduce stress through relaxing activities. Stress can deplete necessary vitamins like Vitamin Bs and other minerals. ¬†Think taking a walk, reading a book, a bubble bath, your Ab Rehab moves and breathing.

Supplemental: (Access supplements HERE!)

  • ¬†Vitamin or whole food supplement containing necessary nutrients, especially B vitamins: B complex, Multivitamin, etc

So what now? Next Steps!

Based on your results, consider the following:

  • Ensure dietary intake from natural food sources like animal protein is sufficient

  • Rule out excessive exogenous exposures from cookware, well water, supplementation, etc

  • Evaluate and support healthy upper digestion in stomach to ensure breakdown and absorption

  • Investigate possible sources of inflammation or infection.

  • Evaluate liver function

Physical:

  • Can donate blood if levels are high or you experience amenorrhea.

Nutritional: (All of the below is done in the Slim Down!)

  • Consume foods high in iron

  • Reduce inflammation by:¬†

    • Eating healthy nutrient-dense whole food diet with very little processed sugars.

    • Eliminating processed/inflammatory foods, especially high carbohydrate diets and refined grains.

  • Support digestion with fermented ACV before meals or digestive bitters

  • Remove digestive inflammatory foods such as gluten

  • Support liver function with foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, beets, and sulfur-containing foods like garlic or onions.

Supplemental: (Access supplements HERE!)

  • If decreased, vitamin or whole food supplement containing iron

  • If increases, vitamin or whole food supplement without iron

  • Support liver function with herbs like Milk Thistle

 

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How do I test for this biomarker?

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