NutriCheck

The NutriCheck can highlight possible deficiencies and/or overloads which can then be corrected.

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What is NutriCheck?

“Micro-nutrients”, complementary to “macro-nutrients” (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and fibre), are just as essential to a balanced diet.
The NutriCheck panel can highlight possible deficiencies and/or overloads which can then be corrected.

It also makes it possible to measure the impact of a change in diet and the effectiveness of dietary measures.

What can be expected from NutriCheck?

NutriCheck enables an assessment of the vitamins and minerals status, as well as trace elements and essential fatty acids. When a traditional assessment has not revealed any particular disturbance, Nutricheck can suggest the existence of possible deficiencies and/or overloads that can be corrected, thus making it possible to intervene before a pathology occurs. It also makes it possible to monitor the impact of a diet and/or supplementation, which should be accompanied by a medical professional/practitioner to avoid potentially deleterious effects.

Who is NutriCheck for?

NutriCheck is intended for everyone (teenagers, pregnant or breastfeeding women, sportsmen and women, elderly people…) but can be particularly recommended in the following cases:

  • diet optimisation,
  • physical or moral fatigue (depressive state),
  • recurring infections,
  • prevention of aging,
  • deleterious environment (pollution, radiation, excess UV…),
  • adaptation to lifestyle: sport, menopause, stress…

Parameters

Albumin, Prealbumin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Ferritin, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Erythrocyte fatty acid status, Homocysteine

More information on NutriCheck

Why does the NutriCheck panel include these parameters specifically?

NutriCheck brings together test parameters, enabling the evaluation of the nutritional and micronutritional state of a patient who wishes to optimise this state or to search for possible dietary causes of unexplained symptoms.

It contains the following dosages

  • ferritin, a measure of the body’s iron reserves and an indicator of possible high-grade inflammation,
  • vitamin D, a significant parameter due to its multiple implications (bone/joint health but also immunity, inflammation, mood, cognition…),
  • homocysteine, a major player in the methylation processes essential to cellular metabolism, whose level may reflect a deficiency in vitamins B6, B9 or B12,
  • albumin, the body’s main circulating protein and a reflection of dietary protein intake in particular,
  • prealbumin, a reliable marker of early malnutrition,
  • trace elements copper, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins A and E, which play a role in anti-oxidant protection and are co-factors in a large number of enzymatic reactions essential for a satisfactory metabolism,
  • different fractions of the erythrocyte fatty acid profile, making it possible to evaluate the impact of lipid intake on the balance of omega-6/omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, fundamental in the structural and anti-inflammatory homeostasis of the body.

For further reading...

Ubbink JB. The effect of blood sample aging and food consumption on plasma total homocysteine levels. Clin Chim Acta. 1992;207(1-2):119-128.

Thurnham DI. Inflammation and biomarkers of micronutrient status. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2016;19(6):458-463.

Arnold LE. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Plasma Levels Before and After Supplementation: Correlations with Mood and Clinical Outcomes in the Omega-3 and Therapy Studies. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017;27(3):223-233.