In the U.S., every 34 seconds, someone has a heart attack and every 60 seconds, someone dies from a heart disease-related event. Know your results sooner by getting tested with Vibrant America’s complete cardiovascular menu.
Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect the heart—from infections to genetic defects and blood vessel diseases. Most heart disease can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, yet it’s the number-one health threat in the world, so it’s important that you know your cardiovascular numbers. The Heart Shop offers the most relevant tests available to assess your risk or for monitoring current conditions.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and compared to men, women are just as likely to have a heart attack. However, more women than men die from heart disease each year and women are more likely than men to die after their first heart attack.
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WHAT ARE MICRONUTRIENTS?
Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being
These are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When dietary intake of a vitamin is inadequate, deficiency disorders result. Although vitamins are only present and required in minute quantities, compared to the macronutrients, they are just as vital to health and need to be considered in the context of nutrition quality.
These are inorganic nutrients that also play a key role in ensuring health and well‐ being. They include the trace elements copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc together with the macro elements calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. As with vitamins, minerals are found in small quantities within the body and they are obtained from a wide variety of foods.
ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS
Almost every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function optimally. Vitamin, minerals and anti-oxidants play a key role in:
- Producing and releasing energy.
- Strengthening the immune system.
- Reducing systemic inflammation.
- Protecting against free radical damage.
- Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance (i.e. thyroid, sex hormones, adrenal hormones, neurotransmitters/brain hormones, etc.).
- Maintaining insulin sensitivity.
- Slowing down cellular aging.
- Promoting the health of all tissues: skin, bone, brain, breast, gut, prostate, heart, muscle, organs, etc.
- Protecting against the development, progression, and recurrence of cancer.
THE HEART SHOP CARES ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH!
THE HEART SHOP offers a complete hormone testing menu that is essential to evaluating and determining your overall health and well being
Hormones play an important role in women’s health.
Estrogen and progesterone are probably the most important hormones when evaluating reproductive health.
In addition to these sex hormones, your body also makes and uses other important hormones that can have an effect on your overall health, such as your energy level, weight, mood, and sleep patterns.