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    Vitamin and Mineral Test

    Vitamin and Mineral Testing at Better Health is carried out using the BEST Screening system.

    This is a probably the most advanced screening method available using Electro-Dermal Screening for testing.

    Electro-Dermal Screening is a method of taking measurements from certain acupuncture point on the body - usually hands or feet - and using the results to gain information about various items, such as allergies, vitamin and minerals, hormones, and so on.

    The vitamin and mineral test carried out can test for deficiencies in:

    • vitamins
    • minerals
    • essential fatty acids
    • certain amino acids
    • digestive enzymes
    • stomach acid

    It will NOT measure the levels of the nutrients in the body, but will indicate whether there is an imbalance, which indicates a deficiency.

    It WILL help detect deficiencies that will have a bearing on your overall health and well-being.

    Who Should Have the Test?

    The test is available to everyone.

    It would be particularly valuable for the following:

    • Those with low energy, fatigue, poor sleep
    • Those with chronic stress or anxiety
    • Those with irritable bowel or any digestive disorder
    • Any one with chronic illness or ill-health.

    A vitamin and mineral test would be helpful in the assessment of any of the conditions above, but may form the part of a fuller screening test (Full Body Screening).

    How Is It Done?

    The test is carried out by taking a series of measurements from certain points (Acupuncture points) on either the hand or the foot.

    A simple probe is placed on the skin over these points - there are no needles involved - and a reading is taken and recorded.

    The results are printed out immediately after the test is carried out, and the results can be discussed.

    How Accurate are the Results and What Do They Mean?

    No test can be 100% accurate. There are no other conventional tests that compare with this in terms of assessing the nutritional status as a whole, although individual minerals and vitamins can be measured with blood tests. There are also urine tests now available for assessing certain nutritional elements.

    At Better Health we have always approached new treatments, new tests and new therapies with an analytical, scientific approach – are they as good as they claim to be?

    You must bear in mind that your nutritional status will vary from day to day, according to your diet that particular day, and according to the digestive function.

    The test can uncover early imbalances in the vitamins and minerals, that may preclude the development of any symptoms or conditions. Treatment can then be initiated much earlier, with greater effect.

    What Advice Do You Get?

    If the results are normal, then there is no deficiency in nutrients.

    If the results show a nutritional deficiency, then further assessment may be appropriate, and this would be discussed with you. However, supplements may also be advised to correct deficiencies.

    Treatments advised by Better Health include various nutritional, herbal and homoeopathic medicines, and will depend very much on the results of the tests carried out. Hormone Testing enables us to rationalise treatment in the best possible way.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    The current cost of Vitamin and Mineral Test is 45, but may vary at other Clinics. 

    Further charges apply for any further consultations, tests or treatments, and these will be discussed with you fully as necessary.

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