Over time, functional nutritional deficiencies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The ION�� nutritional testing profile can help determine the basis for these conditions.Nutritional testing profiles included in the ION�� nutritional test:Organix nutritional test profile ��� reveals nutritional and metabolic impairmentsAmino Acid nutritional test profile ��� determines essential amino acid imbalances that affect both physical and mental functionNutrient and Toxic Element test profile ��� identifies a patient���s toxic burden and mineral statusFatty Acid nutritional test profile ��� helps identify the right balance of fatty acids that can impact health and developmentAntioxidant Vitamins test ��� measures vitamins involved in antioxidant functionsCoenzyme Q10 nutritional test ��� measures total body status of this antioxidant nutrient and energy pathway cofactorLipid Peroxides nutritional test ��� measures total serum lipid peroxidation, an indication of whole body free radical activityHomocysteine test ��� identifies total homocysteine in plasma and elevated levels are an independent risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease and atherothrombotic cerebrovascular diseaseThe ION�� nutritional test profile is helpful in cases of:Heart Disease: where deficiencies of magnesium, taurine, carnitine, fatty acids and other important substances commonly accompany heart disease. Re-supplying depleted nutrients greatly aids in prevention and recovery.Obesity and Weight Issues: often people battling obesity and weight issues have multiple nutritional deficiencies. Dietary improvement and nutritional supplementation based on ION�� test results help many achieve more active metabolism. In the process, they are able to eliminate excess fat and fluid.Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an enigmatic disorder that frequently involves mitochondrial inefficiencies (deficits in cellular energy production) that can be revealed by comparing the organic acids, amino acids, and minerals test results.Immune System Disorders: where nutritional deficiencies come in a wide variety, from amino acids to fatty acids to zinc.Developmental Delays: increasing numbers of children are experiencing dramatic improvements in development and achievement due to supplementation based on ION test results.Mood Disorders: often have underlying biochemical imbalances which are revealed by testing for organic acids, amino acids, minerals, and fatty acids.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: functional nutrient levels are affected, including many of those involved in cellular respiration. The ION�� profile can determine where imbalances occur.