ION Profiles - Blood & Urine

The ION® (Individual Optimal Nutrition) is a combination of nutritional tests that measure levels vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and organic, fatty and amino acids. Using the combination of nutritional testing profiles, the ION® offers a complete evaluation of nutritional functions that impact patients' mental and physical well-being.

Over time, functional nutritional deficiencies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The ION® nutritional testing profile can help determine the basis for these conditions.

Nutritional testing profiles included in the ION® nutritional test:

  • Organix nutritional test profile - reveals nutritional and metabolic impairments
  • Amino Acid nutritional test profile - determines essential amino acid imbalances that affect both physical and mental function
  • Nutrient and Toxic Element test profile - identifies a patient's toxic burden and mineral status
  • Fatty Acid nutritional test profile - helps identify theright balance of fatty acids that can impact health and development
  • Antioxidant Vitamins test - measures vitamins involved in antioxidant functions
  • Coenzyme Q10 nutritional test - measures total body status ofthis antioxidant nutrient and energy pathway cofactor
  • Lipid Peroxides nutritional test - measures total serum lipid peroxidation, an indication of whole body free radical activity
  • Homocysteine test - identifies total homocysteine in plasma and elevated levels are an independent risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease and atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease

The ION® nutritionaltest 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 and Weight Issues: often people battling obesity and weight issues 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, aminoacids, and minerals test results.
  • Immune System Disorders: where nutritional deficiencies come in a wide variety, from amino acids to fatty acids to zinc.
  • Mood Disorders: often have underlying biochemical imbalances which are revealed by testing for organic acids, aminoacids, minerals, and fatty acids.
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: functional nutrient levels are affected, including many of those involved in cellular respiration. The ION® profile can determine where imbalances occur.

Test name(s)

0090 -ION® Profile*

0190 -ION® Profile NY

0068 -Chemistries*

0490 -ION® Profile w/Amino Acids 40*

0590 -ION® Profile w/ Amino Acids 40 NY

*Not available in New York

Method: 0090: LC/MS#45;MS, HPLC, UPLC, ICP/MS, GC/MS, Spectrophotometry, Chemiluminescence 0068: Spectrophotometry, Automated Chemistry

Test Type: Blood Test

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