Micronutrient Deficiencies and Health
Nutrients are the foundation for the body’s metabolic processes as they play critical roles in a variety of highly complex and integrated cellular processes in human biochemistry and can ultimately determine one’s health and wellbeing.
Nutrient imbalances can be highly problematic. They can create a burden on all organ systems, with the greatest impact on those systems which regulate metabolic equilibrium. Research has shown that continued nutrient deficiencies can accumulate over time and can lead directly to age-related diseases such as cancer, cognitive decline, and immune dysfunction.
The body’s nutritional demands further increase when experiencing acute and chronic illnesses. These requirements can increase 10 to 100 times as much as usual requirements. Proper nutrient support is critical to reducing the potential for permanent damage from the pathophysiological processes associated with the disease.