The Amino Acids Plasma test is a screening tool that analyzes the levels of amino acids in the blood and used to help you identify the underlying causes of symptoms or conditions you may be experiencing.
Often referred to as the “building blocks of life.” Amino Acids are essential in virtually all chemical processes involved in mental and physical functioning.
Found in every tissue in the body they are involved in the creation of neurotransmitters, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, collagen, hemoglobin, immunoglobins, receptors, muscles, and energy production. They play a crucial role in brain function, neurotransmitters metabolism, detoxification, gastrointestinal function, vascular function and enzyme regulation.
Amino Acid imbalances or deficiencies are very common in the population and often a root contributor to degradation in health and the development of numerous chronic health conditions, both physical and psychological.
Assessing your amino acids can be an invaluable tool in developing a healing plan that addresses the root of the problem and alleviates symptoms.
Conditions Associated with Amino Acid Imbalances
One of the most common ways for a deficiency in amino acids to manifest is an addiction of some type, but it may also manifest in fatigue, allergies, digestive disorders, impaired cognitive functioning, poor cardiovascular health, arthritis, and a variety of neurological symptoms.
Regardless of which health condition you face, analyzing your amino acids should be a part of the protocol. However, here are some of the most common conditions associated with a deficiency.
- Addiction (sugar, carbs, nicotine, caffeine, drugs, sex, gambling etc.)
- Alzheimer’s and dementias
- Chronic fatigue
- Impaired detoxification (leading to MCS, Autism or other conditions associated with detox)
- Attention Deficit
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chemical sensitivity
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Amino acid testing through plasma is more reliable than urine testing because it more accurately reflects what the cells are doing and the kidneys can alter results.
The Amino Acids Plasma test will not only measure the levels of your amino acids, but it will assess problems in absorption, neuroendocrine function, the vascular system, detoxification, collagen, and some vitamin and mineral levels like B6 and B12.
It is performed by Nutreval one of the most respected and well-known clinical labs in the world, providing innovative functional medicine testing for decades, and comes with a detailed, yet easy-to-read report and recommendations for nutritional supplements.
Where to get the Amino Acids Plasma Test
You can order the Amino Acids Plasma Test online and a simple kit, along with the doctor’s order will be mailed to you at your home. You’ll take it to your local Labcorp for a blood draw and mail it back to the lab. Your results will be made available directly to you electronically online and mailed to you as a hard copy.
Once your results are in, we can set up an appointment for me to provide you with a consultation, a detailed interpretation and what steps should be taken next if you like.
If you’ve read other sections of my site, you probably know that most of the information I recommend is based on personal experience and I don’t promote anything unless I feel very strongly about its ability to provide useful and life-changing information or results.
I have found the Amino Acids Plasma test to provide me with an abundance of valuable and previously undisclosed information about not only my clients but about my own body as well, which enables us to create a healing plan that is more effective and addresses the underlying causes.