If our body is not properly absorbing nutrients, we lack the basic building blocks to power our body. There are various reasons for why absorption is occurring including intestinal damage from Celiac/gluten damage to the villi, parasites robbing our system, lack of enzymes not breaking food down properly and IBS.
If you are tired all of the time, micronutrient testing can be a useful tool to see if your body is lacking the nutrients it needs to power itself. There are two types of testing to determine levels of essential nutrients.
The cost of this test is approx $400-$600 (can) and is measured through urine.
2. Micronutrient Testing: this tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. This can be a great snapshot to see which areas your are deficient in, though you will not get the yeast/bacteria portion like you would with an organic acids test.
The cost of this test is approx $400-$600 and is measured in blood.