Palm Beach Health Center

June 22, 2022

What is Functional Blood Testing and How Can It Benefit You?

Most of us lead hectic, busy lives, and all too often, we are nutrient deficient and not even aware of it. Not only do the foods you eat have an impact on your health, but so do the foods you omit from your diet. Often, we have gaps in our supplementation that lead to decreased expression of physical, mental, and emotional health.

Many factors affect your nutrition and health, such as the quality and quantity of foods you consume, whether you combine foods with certain beverages that can impact absorption, and even your gender can play a part in how healthy you are as an individual.  

This is where functional blood testing can benefit you. It confirms your precise nutrient requirements without relying on guesswork.

Micros and Macros

Nutrition can be broken down into two types of nutrients: micronutrients and macronutrients. These take the shape of a variety of critical vitamins and minerals that have a direct impact on your physical and mental health.  

Comprehensive blood test scan examine the need for of the following nutrients to determine if you’re deficient or have an overabundance:


·       Proteins (amino acids)

·       Carbs (sugar, fiber, starch)

·       Fats (poly, mono, trans, and unsaturated)


·       Minerals (zinc, calcium, sodium)

·       Vitamins (D, E, K, A)

·       Antioxidants

Nutrient Deficiency

Certain nutrients are essential for optimal health, and a lack of these nutrients can cause many issues. Inflammation, cardio vascular difficulties, hormone imbalances and shortages, mood disorders, and other health issues have all been linked to low or insufficient quantities of these critical nutrients.  

There are a variety of symptoms that you may be experiencing that could be the result of a vitamin or mineral nutrient deficiency. Symptoms may include:

·       Scaly patches of skin

·       Wounds that are slow to heal

·       Aching joints and muscles

·       Irregular heartbeat

·       Brittle hair and nails

·       Bleeding gums

·       Poor night vision

·       Muscle cramps

·       Hair loss

·       Nausea

·       Weakness

·       Fatigue

·       Mood disorder, depression, anxiety

·       Sleep problems

·       Inflammation and pain

Vitamins and Minerals

Getting an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals has numerous advantages, including maintaining healthy bones, preventing congenital impairments (birth defects), and promoting healthy teeth. Getting too high a quantity of some vitamins and nutrients on are gular basis, on the other hand, might induce nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. 

In the midst of your busy day, it is difficult to keep track of your vitamin and mineral intake. Functional blood testing can highlight where you are deficient or where you may be consuming an excess. The results of your testing can allow for adjustments to your eating plan to ensure you have a balanced diet of vitamins and minerals and are in optimum health.

Ready To Schedule Your Functional Blood Testing?

At Palm Beach Health Center in West Palm Beach, we provide comprehensive professional nutritional guidance and testing services to evaluate your unique health profile.

Nutritional testing provides personalized nutritional data and ensures that you know which foods to eat and the proper vitamins and minerals for your body.  

Our team of in-house nutritionists will work with you to develop a roadmap to health for your specific nutritional needs. Connect with us today if you are ready to be a healthier you!

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