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Nutritional Requirements for Trace Minerals and other Nutrients

From routine annual physicals to emergency hospitalization, blood tests are viewed as important tools to help
arrive at a medical diagnosis, and later to monitor the progress of various treatments prescribed. While there
is the advantage that blood samples may be taken on a live or dead body, with or without consent, and under
various other circumstances, they suffer from many flaws in regard to establishing nutritional requirements on
an individual basis, and especially with patients who fall outside the so-called "normal" range.

Medical science is well aware of the many limitations, i.e. close mineral tolerances in serum samples that are
frequently maintained when patients are seemingly healthy, when they go through a medical crises, or when
they are terminally ill. Unfortunately, this delays or prevents a more accurate diagnosis, or it requires other,
perhaps more expensive diagnostic tools - to the detriment of the patient and the efficiency and cost of the
Health Care System.

As changes in lifestyle, diet, stress, genetics, injuries or aging start to affect a person's
well-being, intracellular chemistry reflects many of these changes through variations in
nutritional levels, abnormal mineral ratios, or general biochemical imbalances.
Blood chemistry on the other hand - with some exceptions - remains largely unchanged
and unaffected, and would give a patient a clean bill of health.  Conventional medicine
would now offer the patient a vast array of pharmacological solutions, aimed at alleviating
the medical "symptoms", and any side effects that should arise from the treatments.

The more sensible approach for a patient would be to consult a practitioner, who has the resources to
pinpoint the actual intracellular problem areas instead, and to resolve any chemical excesses, deficiencies,
or imbalances nutritionally.  If indicated, chiropractic / spinal manipulation, (electro)-acupuncture, or health
spas for more stress-related episodes could be another consideration.

Gene Therapy promised to be a radically different approach in the treatment of genetically-driven diseases,
however the technology has been successfully used for just a limited number of disorders, so at this time, its
implementation is yet futuristic for most medical conditions.
Instrumentation for Acu-Cell Analysis / Technology
Although intracellular measurements have a much larger test range compared to serum panels, the actual
reference or "healthy" range is much narrower with Acu-Cell Analysis, even in comparison to Red Blood
Cell or White Blood Cell Analysis since it establishes the most person-specific values by using the patient's
own genetic reference. As a result, Acu-Cell Technology represents one of the most cost-efficient and
accurate tools to:

   •   Establish optimal nutritional requirements within the tested criteria,
   •   Measure the cellular effects of various diets, supplements, or drugs,
   •   Assess the impact of disease processes on biochemical levels (and vice versa),
   •   Monitor an individual's nutritional status for maintenance.

The measuring technique is based on testing the evoked nerve point potential of all cell receptors which
correspond to essential trace minerals.  The calculated average is used to establish a reference range and
mineral ratio profile.  Measurements can be taken along the spine (done in veterinarian medicine), or at the
extremities in human patients.  The measuring current is limited to a few micro amps, which is totally pain-
less and harmless, even when testing infants or patients with pacemakers.

Each electric nerve potential varies with the intracellular level of the nutrient it corresponds to, and changes
as the matching chemical is increased or decreased through supplementation, drugs, diet, and various disease
processes.  Under certain circumstances - particularly when excessively low - serum levels and cellular levels
of trace minerals are quite close, however by nature, they represent different physiological and pathological
processes, so they need to be interpreted differently.
Serum or plasma measurements are unable to establish these deficiencies because in contrast to a cellular
analysis, they lack the extended range necessary to establish a K / Cr ratio conflict, being limited by the
homeostatic control of potassium.  Acu-Cell Analysis, on the other hand, would not be suitable for antibody
screening, nor is it as accurate for blood sugar, and other blood-specific measurements.

Acu-Cell Analysis measures 24 essential trace minerals, as well as Vitamin B12,
stomach acid levels, thyroid and adrenal status, total lipids and HDL, LDL & VLDL
fractions, antioxidant factors (rutin and hesperidin), and other values. The analysis
takes about 30 minutes, and results are given to the patient at that time. ¤
When compared to serum, urine, saliva, or hair analysis, Acu-Cell Analysis will always reflect a patient's
mineral and trace element status more accurately, since its values are genetically referenced to that patient.
In contrast, blood tests are supposedly matched to 95% of the population average, although thyroid panels
are one example of being well below that percentage, with actual patient symptoms being nowhere near
95% of matching serum values, while for instance potassium measurements are plagued with numerous false
positives or false negatives as a result of improper blood collection, transport, hemolysis, or the type of
processing used.

Calcium requirements are another of many other examples that cannot be established through conventional
or routine blood tests, so recommendations are also based on population averages or estimates, instead
of individual requirements.  This of course can have disastrous consequences for patients who either suffer
from any number of disorders that prevent normal calcium absorption, or for those who suffer from a calcium
overload.
Acu-Cell Analysis is also better equipped to detect pseudodeficiencies, where an excessive amount of
one trace mineral triggers deficiency symptoms of another interactive trace element, despite the level of the
"deficient" element being in the "normal" range.
For instance, a common pseudodeficiency is experienced when excessive cellular levels of potassium trigger
symptoms of a chromium deficiency (K being a Cr antagonist), resulting in a bladder or tonsil infection, which
can be resolved without antibiotics by supplementing sufficient amounts of chelated chromium.
Updated: 03. Jul. 2014
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