The Cardio/ION Profile is a combination of nutritional analyses that measures levels of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, organic acids, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Why order the Cardio ION Profile?
One in 3 adults has some form of cardiovascular disease2. An evaluation of standard lipid markers does not provide optimal assessment of risk.
The Cardio/ION identifies key nutritionally modifiable risk factors for CVD, including:
- Fatty acid imbalances which can lead to chronic inflammation. Current research finds levels of specific fatty acids to be strongly correlated to CVD.
- High fibrinogen is associated with increased risk of clots and CVD.
- Homocysteine is an important risk factor for not only CVD, but stroke and dementia as well.
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for proper mitochondrial function and energy use. It also acts as an antioxidant. Cardiac cells have high mitochondrial demand. Statins can decrease CoQ10 levels.
- Fasting insulin is an indicator of insulin resistance. Hyperinsulinaemia has been associated with a cluster of CVD risk factors.
- Insufficient antioxidant status is associated with increased oxidation. Oxidative damage is believed to play a role in heart and vascular disease by promoting inflammation.
Go Beyond Conventional Serum Lipid Markers
The Cardio ION Profile identifies critical CVD risk factors, including:
- C-Reactive Protein
- AA/EPA Ratio
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol and gamma tocopherol)*
- RBC Magnesium
- EPA and DHA levels
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
0290 - Cardio ION Health Profile*
0390 - Cardio ION Health Profile NY
0068 - Chemistries*
0290: LC/MS-MS, HPLC, UPLC, ICP/MS, GC/MS, Spectrophotometry,
0068: Spectrophotometry, Automated Chemistry
*Not available in New York
1 Excerpt from Total Wellness, Sept. 2006 by Sherry Rogers, MD
2 N Hanes 1999-02, CDC/HCHS (American Heart Association)