Lab Testing for Your Diet & Nutrition

When it comes to diet and nutrition, you need the right plan to get healthy. That’s easier said than done sometimes because many people aren’t aware of the challenges that lay in front of them. A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

As we’ve said before, lab testing can be very beneficial for personal trainers and dieticians looking to help their clients get healthy. But as an individual you have the power to order clinical bloodwork to be done yourself — and then take the results and make sound conclusions about what to do.

Here are some of the main lab tests we recommend for those wanting to improve their health.

Lab Tests for Health & Wellness

Food sensitivities and intolerances.

An estimated 70%-80% of Americans experience some type of food intolerance in the form of migraines, digestive issues, fatigue, and obesity. Knowing what foods cause these issues helps you avoid them and replace them with something of similar nutritional value.

Genetic diet and exercise testing.

DNA testing that can tell you the right diet and exercise plan might seem like something out of a science fiction novel, but it’s true: a saliva sample provides valuable answers about your genes, which in turn affect how your body responds to food and exercise. Lab testing lets you know which foods to eat and which ones to remove from your diet, which vitamins and supplements to take, and what exercises work best for someone with your genetic makeup.

Cholesterol panels.

This form of lab testing tells you more about the amount of cholesterol in your body and the health of your heart. A cholesterol panel may include HDL, LDL, the ratio of LDL:HDL or total cholesterol.

With your cholesterol testing results in hand, you can see if you need to make any dietary adjustments to improve your cardiovascular wellness.

Vitamins and minerals testing.

The right combination of vitamins and minerals improves your health by providing you with more energy, mental clarity and focus, hydrated skin, and improved bone health among other things. Lab testing may be done to see how much Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and Iron you have in your body.

ARCpoint Labs: Empowering Individuals Through Lab Testing

Once you have an idea about your genetics, food sensitivities and intolerances, cholesterol levels, and the number of vitamins and minerals you’re currently getting through the foods and supplements you take, you’ll be ready exercise, lose or maintain weight, and build muscle. Lab testing is what makes good health a possibility for you.

ARCpoint Labs makes it easy for you to start getting healthy. Our walk-in labs can provide the above lab tests and many more; browse our full clinical testing options on our website, or call your nearest location today.

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