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What Causes Nutritional Imbalances?

The three major causes of nutritional deficiencies are insufficient food intake, impaired nutrient absorption, and consuming a nutrient-deficient diet.

Consuming foods that you or your pet have intolerances to may also create an inflammatory response at the cellular level, thus inhibiting optimal nutrient absorption. Another factor that can contribute to lower nutrient levels would be consuming poor-quality foods and/or supplements.

Know The Difference

The body absorbs and processes nutrients best when taken in the form of whole foods. When consuming enough whole foods is not possible, it is best to supplement with organic vitamins and minerals as the body often has trouble absorbing the synthetic version.

Synthetic vitamins and minerals are made in a lab from chemical compounds. This does not include "Whole Food Supplements" which are made from concentrated and dehydrated whole foods. Supplements that list nutrients individually (ex: Vitamin C) or by their chemical name (ex: Ascorbic Acid) are almost always synthetic.

  • Synthetic

    Whole Food

  • Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A) or Ascorbic Acid (Vit C)

    Fruits &

  • Canned Pet Food
    & Kibble

    Whole Grains

  • Multivitamins

    Nuts &

  • Snack Bars &
    Processed Pet Treats

    Oily Fish

Reading Your Test Results

Using Your Results

Once you receive your test results, you can implement a personalized diet plan to better manage you or your pet's nutritional intake.

  • Eating a healthy diet and consuming whole foods that your body is not intolerant to is the best way to ensure your body is receiving the proper nutrients.

  • Instead of adding a synthetic supplement to assist you in increasing your intake, attempt to consume this nutrient in a wide variety of whole foods. The body often does not know what to do with a synthetic food item, and therefore does not absorb or process it properly.

  • If you do decide to use a supplement, make sure it is as close to natural as possible.

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