Sharing my opinion on the best functional labs for women. Please keep in mind that this is not medical advice. If you’re curious about testing options, reach out to your doctor or practitioner for best fit for YOU. xo
Hi friends! How are you? I hope that you had a wonderful post-Thanksgiving weekend! We are traveling back to Tucson from a super fun trip to Arkansas to visit family.
For today’s post, I wanted to share a bit about functional lab testing. Functional lab tests have helped me a lot personally, and they’ve provided invaluable information for my 1:1 clients. Please keep in mind that these tests are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or illness. Instead, it’s about finding unique information about deficiencies and toxicities within your body. When you have this information, you can create an action plan to help bring the body back to balance. You never *have* to do any of these tests, but it’s an incredible way to gather information about your unique body.
Functional lab testing has become an invaluable tool for individuals seeking a deeper understanding of their health. While conventional lab tests are primarily focused on diagnosing diseases, functional lab tests provide insights into how the body functions on a cellular and metabolic level. For women over 35 who are looking to optimize their well-being, certain functional labs can be particularly insightful.
best functional labs for women over 35
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA): A Window into Mineral Balance
One of the key functional tests for women over 35 is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). This non-invasive test analyzes the mineral content present in the hair, providing a valuable window into nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. As women age, hormonal changes can significantly impact mineral absorption and utilization. Imbalances in minerals like magnesium and zinc, for example, can influence mood, energy levels, and hormonal health.
Understanding your mineral status through HTMA allows for targeted supplementation and dietary adjustments, as well as lifestyle changes. This nuanced approach can positively impact hormonal balance and contribute to overall well-being.
A peek at my HTMA. I’ll be going over some of this on IG stories today!