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From DNA Tests to food sensitivity tests, Complete Balance offers a variety of specialized lab tests for your needs.

Hair Mineral Analysis

What is the hair mineral analysis?

Hair samples are collected and screened to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, provides the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness.

 

Minerals screened include electrolytes – calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus and trace minerals – copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt,and zinc

Why hair?

Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body, and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.

What can the analysis tell me?

This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, will provide the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness. By correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients and lifestyle modifications, many physical and behavioral health conditions can be prevented or reversed.

Nutrition iQ

What is the Nutrition iQ Test?

Nutrition iQ™ is a complex genetic test that analyzes over 65 genetic markers (25 Traits) to discover Eating Behaviours, Food Reactions, Nutritional needs, and even the type of diet that is best for you. The test also includes Diet Guidelines.

 

This test will provide you with insight to what your body will respond best to in terms of your diet (low carb, gluten free, low fat, high protein, vegan, balanced etc).

What will be included in the test results?

The specific phenotypes tested include:
  • Diet
  • Response to Monounsaturated Fats
  • Response to Polyunsaturated Fats
  • Snacking
  • Hunger
  • Satiety – Feeling Full
  • Eating Disinhibition
  • Food Desire
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Caffeine Metabolism
  • Bitter Taste
  • Sweet Taste
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Gluten Sensitivity (Celiac)
  • Alcohol Flush
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate Homocysteine
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Bone Density and CA Intake
  • Omega-6 and Omega-3 Levels

Food Sensitivity Testing

What is food sensitivity testing?

IgG antibody detection is the most sensitive allergy food testing available. Blood sample detection of food-specific IgG antibodies is recognized as a reliable method to identify foods that may be causing symptoms and to guide the design of elimination diets based on the IgG antibody results.

What causes food sensitivities?

Certain foods are recognized as ‘antigens’ by the immune system and special IgG antibodies are formed against them. These IgG antibodies bind to the specific food proteins to form immune complexes, which can accumulate in joints, organs and the vascular system. Immune complexes are disseminated by an inflammatory reaction which we commonly refer to as allergic reactions.

What are some common symptoms of food sensitivity?

  • Chronic gastrointestinal problems: irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating
  • Skin problems: itching and psoriasis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Weight control
  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
  • Attention deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Arthritis

Why should I get tested?

Frequent recurrence of such symptoms can lead to chronic health conditions. By getting tested, you will be equipped with the knowledge of how your body reacts to certain food and will be in a position to make better decisions regarding your diet and lifestyle. The food will be removed temporarily, as you correct the underlying issues leading to the food sensitivity.

Sport iQ

What is the Sport iQ Test?

Sport iQ™ is the ultimate guide for individuals of all levels. Whether you are a weekend warrior looking for the competitive edge, or the athlete wanting to maximize performance. This complex genetic test that analyzes over 60 genetic markers (20 Traits).

 

This test will assess your unique fitness related genes that help with increasing muscle mass, decrease body fat and recovery through periodization and progressive overload.

What will be included in the test results?

The specific phenotypes tested include:
  • Sport Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Ankle Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Exercise-associated Muscle Cramping
  • Sport Power
  • Recovery
  • Weight Loss/Regain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hydration
  • Caffeine and Endurance
  • Endurance Training
  • Sport Endurance
  • Strength Training
  • Aerobic Capacity (VO2max)
  • Exercise Response – Weight Loss
  • Exercise Response – Loss of Body Fat
  • Exercise Response – Insulin Sensitivity
  • Bone Density and CA Intake