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Micronutrients and Breast Health

Posted by Patronus Medical on Oct 25, 2018 11:49:19 AM

Prevention is not simply earlier diagnosis. True prevention starts with the foundation of your body - micronutrients. 

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The Building Blocks

Several key nutrients are critical for maintaining healthy breast tissue. Low antioxidant status is linked to higher rates of breast cancer. In fact, antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10, vitamin A, and cysteine have been shown to mitigate DNA damage in cancerous tissue. Other studies have shown that adequate vitamin D and calcium levels can lower cancer risk by more than 70%.

B Vitamins and Breast Tissue

B vitamins may prevent mutations in breast tissue which eventually become carcinogenic. They may also reduce tumors on women with existing breast cancer.

The Connection Between Hormones and Nutrients

Minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and metabolites closely interact with hormones. Improving estrogen metabolism, which is highly dependent on the prevalence of specific nutrients, reduces the risk of many hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer. Deficiencies of specific B vitamins and glutathione contribute to the formation of “bad” estrogens, known carcinogens. Adequate vitamin D and calcium levels can lower breast cancer risk by more than 70%.

Micronutrient Consultation and Testing

Just one micronutrient deficiency may compromise your ability to fight cancer at the cellular level. Multiple nutrients are vital for maintaining healthy breast tissue. Our micronutrient consultation and test measures 35 vitamins, minerals, metabolites, and antioxidants in your body. Our test measures functional, long-term levels within the cell and evaluates how your body uses each nutrient, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. Click here to learn more about our Micronutrient Consultation and Testing.

Be proactive. Book an appointment for Micronutrient Testing today!

Special thanks to Spectracell Laboratories.

Topics: Wellness, preventative healthcare, Personal Healthcare, health