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*MicroFUEL Nutrition does not hire, employ or contract with any licensed physician, Medical Doctor, or Registered Dietitian, and the scope of consultation services does not include treatment or diagnosis of specific illness, medical conditions or disorders.  Nutrition services are not licensed by the State of California and are considered alternative or complementary to healing arts that are licensed by the State of California. Statements regarding essential oils, herbals or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease, nor are they a replacement for drugs or medicines. We do not make any claim that they should be specifically prescribed for any specific ailment or medical condition. 

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FUEL RIGHT

BY UNCOVERING WHAT YOUR CELLS NEED,
NUTRITION IS NO LONGER A GUESSING GAME

Our unique method to personalized nutrition combines a scientific approach to improving 3 key areas of endurance sport: performance, recovery, and long term health. We aim to deliver:

  • Advanced nutritional testing that identifies your unique nutrition needs

  • Nutritional protocols that meet the demands of your sport and biochemistry

  • Access to premium supplements that help you reach optimal health without compromising the integrity of your sport.

We work with individual athletes at all levels, as well as provide adjunct support to trainers who already provide nutritional guidance to their clients.

THE COMPLETE NUTRIENT ASSESSMENT
FOR ATHLETES

The Most Advanced Blood Test Available for Enhanced Performance, Reduced Recovery, and Long Term Health
No More Nutrition Guessing Games

WHAT IS TESTED

  • Identifies the FUEL your cells need by analyzing deficiencies in over 35 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids INSIDE  your cells, where it matters most. 

  • Analyzes blood serum markers to gain insight into oxygen carrying capacity, protein need, and immune status.

  • Understand how your body processes energy by analyzing carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism.

  • Learn how much inflammation you have and your need for antioxidants to combat it.

  • Find out if you have bio-markers for overtraining or muscle breakdown.

VITAMINS

Vitamin A
9 B-Vitamins
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin K

MINERALS

Calcium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Copper
Chromium

AMINO ACIDS &
ENERGY METABOLITES

Asparagine
Carnitine
Choline
Glutamine
Serine

ANTIOXIDANTS / IMMUNE

Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium
Vitamin E
Spectrox Score - Antioxidant Need
Immune Response Score
White Blood Cell Count

FATTY ACIDS

Oleic Acid
Omega 3 Total
EPA, DPA, DHA
Omega 6 Total
Arachidonic Acid

ENERGY METABOLISM

Alpha Lipoic Acid
CoQ10
Fatty Acid Metabolism
Glucose-Insulin Interaction
Glycemic Control
Protein Metabolism

INFLAMMATION / OVERTRAINING

C-Reactive Protein
Homocysteine
Creatine Kinase
Creatinine
Complete Lipid Profile
AST & ALT Liver Markers

AEROBIC CAPACITY

Vitamin B 12
Folate
Vitamin B6
Red Blood Cell Markers
Carbon Dioxide

HYDRATION/ ELECTROLYTES

Red Blood Cell Markers

Chloride

Potassium

Sodium

Serum Protein

WHY TESTING FOR ATHLETES IS SO IMPORTANT

You can't change what you don't measure.

For many athletes, what to eat and how to supplement is a guessing game.  Many follow the latest trends, or the next best supplement on the market.  But every athlete is biochemically unique, and the demands placed on the body of an athlete affect personal micronutrient need.  After uncovering your body's deficiencies and imbalances at the cellular level, you can better direct your FUELING plan to meet your body's specific needs.  

Uncover your micros to better direct your macros.

Deficiencies and imbalances in micronutrients - vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants - can hold you back from your goals.  Even with a perfect diet, deficiencies often exist.  Most importantly, micronutrients work synergistically, with the status of one affecting the function of another.  For example, Vitamin A is better absorbed in the presence of oleic acid.  Vitamin D and calcium only protect bones when both are present, and each are also influenced by magnesium and VItamin K status which is often depleted in athletes.  Too much zinc can deplete copper.  Nutrients needs to be balanced for the body to function optimally.  Without a targeted approach, you may be causing more harm than good with certain supplements that are marketed to athletes. 

Only put your money where your cells need it most.

We understand there are many companies now selling wellness testing for athletes, but their tests only analyze what's in the blood serum.  At MicroFUEL, we understand it's what getting into the cells that really matters, so we set out to create a two-tiered test that tells you just that: 


First, we look inside the blood serum for a snapshot of what's going on inside the body at the time of the blood draw.  We measure levels of nutrients inside the blood serum, and also look at markers such as size and numbers of specific cells that may signal subtle sub-clinical nutrient deficiencies that routine testing does not detect.  Blood serum also tells us hydration status, immune function, protein need, digestive status, and give us insights into if they body is struggling.

Second, we employ a laboratory that uses patented technology to measure specific nutrient deficiencies and imbalances within your blood cells.  The body has a very tight regulatory process for what it keeps in the blood, thus serum blood testing does not provide you with information regarding what is actually getting inside your cells, where it matters most.  Serum blood test results also are affected by dietary intake or training status.  Our intracellular testing measures giving a complete picture of how well your body absorbs and utilizes each nutrient within the cells. Additionally, blood cells have an average 4 month life span, and thus provide a history rather than a snapshot of nutrient intake.  Blood testing can be done at any point in your training schedule.

Maximizing glycogen sparing and energy production are key to endurance sports.  Inside the cells, the mitochondria are responsible for and are dependent on key nutrients that promote proper glucose and fatty acid utilization and glycogen storage.  The mitochondria also need vast amounts of micronutrients to power the muscles, nerves and heart during intense or long bouts of exercise.  A deficiency of one micronutrient can greatly affect efficiency at which the mitochondria fuel the muscles, resulting in decreased endurance or strength.  Nutrients like carnitine, co-enzyme Q10, magnesium and B vitamins directly impact energy pathways in the mitochondria.  Correcting deficiencies and imbalances greatly impact how energy is transferred to working muscles.

Soreness, fatigue and injury means time away from training.  The speed at which muscles recover is largely dependent on protein availability and nutrient reserves so that the body has the building blocks it needs to repair and rebuild.  Additionally, having adequate amounts of antioxidants available minimizes oxidative stress generated by physical activity.  Maximizing antioxidant status in athletes is critical in order to heal post-workout damage and mitigate future health concerns.  Additionally, ensuring adequate minerals and co-factors are available for optimal bone and connective tissue health keeps potential injuries at bay.

 

THE MICROFUEL ADVANTAGE

MicroNutrient Testing Allows You To:

  • CUSTOMIZE DIET

Intensity and duration of training impact your need for micronutrients. 

Uncovering your micros better directs your macros.

  • ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

Cells need large amounts of micronutrients in order to provide power to the muscles and heart.  

Any deficiency can compromise optimal endurance, power and strength.

  • SPEED RECOVERY

The speed at which muscles repair and your body recovers is largely dependent on your body's

nutritional reserve of needed raw materials.​

  • SAVE MONEY

Nutrient needs for athletes often cannot be met with diet alone.

Only put your money where your cells need it most.

  • IMPROVE GENERAL HEALTH

Sickness means time away from training. 

Deficiencies in micronutrients impact immune function and cellular repair mechanisms. 

Left unchecked, too much oxidative stress can increase risk of certain diseases.

  • ENSURE BONE AND JOINT STRENGTH

Maximizing nutrient levels is key to long term health of joints, bones and body systems.