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The Metametrix ION (Individual•Optimal•Nutrition) Profile is a combination of analyses that measures levels of organic acids, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
This combination of assays – the most comprehensive nutritional testing program available – measures over 100 components of your biochemistry. Many doctors use the ION profile to determine the underlying biochemical status of their most difficult patients.
Over time, functional nutritional inadequacies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The ION Profile can help determine the basis for these chronic health conditions.
- Organix Profile - reveals the nutritional and metabolic basis of patient symptoms, including anxiety, mood changes, and immune responses.
- Amino Acid Profile - determines essential amino acid imbalances that affect both physical and mental function.
- Nutrient and Toxic Element Profiles - identifies a toxic burden, which can render considerable damage to the brain and nervous system as well as sufficiency of nutrient elements.
- Fatty Acid Profile - helps strike the right balance of fatty acids that can impact health and development.
- Antioxidant Vitamins - measures a total body status of antioxidant nutrients and nutritional deficiencies.
- Coenzyme Q10 - measures total body status of this antioxidant nutrient and energy pathway cofactor.
- Lipid Peroxides - measures total serum lipid peroxidation, an indication of whole body free radical activity.
- Homocysteine - identifies total homocysteine in plasma, and elevated levels are an independent risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease and atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease.
The ION Profile is Helpful in Cases of:
Heart Disease: where deficiencies of magnesium, taurine, carnitine, fatty acids and other important substances commonly accompany heart disease. Re-supplying depleted nutrients greatly aids in prevention and recovery.
Obesity: many obese persons have multiple nutritional deficiencies. Dietary improvement and nutritional supplementation based on ION test results help many achieve more active metabolism. In the process, they are able to eliminate excess fat and fluid.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an enigmatic disorder that frequently involves mitochondrial inefficiencies (deficits in cellular energy production) that can be revealed by comparing the organic acids, amino acids and minerals test results.
Cancer: is usually exacerbated by malnutrition/cachexia. Overall, nutritional testing helps determine the type and amount of supplementation needed.
Immune Disorders: where deficiencies in a wide variety of nutrients, from amino acids to fatty acids to zinc, are seen.
Developmental Delay, Autism, Down's Syndrome: increasing numbers of children are experiencing dramatic improvements in development and achievement due to supplementation based on ION test results.
Mental/Emotional Disorders: often have underlying biochemical imbalances which are revealed by testing for organic acids, amino acids, minerals, and fatty acids.
Learning and Behavioral Disorders: neurotransmitter precursors and their metabolites are often unbalanced in disorders such as ADHD. Assessment of organic acids and amino acids can be very helpful.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: functional nutrient levels are affected, including many of those involved in cellular respiration. The ION profile can determine where imbalances occur
There Are Three ION Panels to Choose From
1. The ION™ Profile includes:
- Functional Deficiency Markers for Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folic Acid
- Vitamins A, E, B-Carotene and Coenzyme Q10- (serum)
- Essential Elements- (RBC/Whole Blood)
- Amino Acids - (fasting plasma)
- Fatty Acids - (plasma)
- Organic Acids - (overnight urine)
- Lipid Peroxides (TBARS) - (serum)
- Homocysteine- (serum)
2. ION Pediatric Panel
Includes all of the above plus the addition of 20 amino acids which may be instrumental in properly assessing those with ADHD, Autism and other developmental disorders.
3. Cardio/ION™ Profile
Go beyond conventional serum lipid markers. Identify critical CVD risk factors, including:
• C-Reactive Protein
• AA/EPA Ratio
• RBC Magnesium
• LDL/HDL Ratio
The Cardio/ION Profile can also guide your treatment of many other conditions, including:
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Immune Disorders
• Mental/Emotional Disorders
• Learning and Behavior Disorders
• Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
• Inflammatory Conditions
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Since we do not know everything about your medical history and medications, please consult with your health care practitioner before implementing any new protocols and supplements. Do not construe any information listed on this site as a substitute for actual medical advice. The info you receive from us is not intended to replace medical advice by your doctor. Forrest Health, Inc. does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. We offer nutritional programs and supplements that support your health. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Forrest Health, Inc. are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a medical condition, see your physician of choice