ION PROFILE® TEST

A NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS FOR PERSONALIZED SUPPLEMENTATION

WHY USE THE ION® PROFILE?

The ION Profile® is a nutritional analysis that measures over 125 key nutrient biomarkers and ratios that can help identify nutritional shortfalls that may be a root cause of complex chronic conditions. The ION Profile® evaluates amino acids, Coenzyme Q10, fat-soluble vitamins, fatty acids, homocysteine, nutrient and toxic elements, organic acids, and oxidative stress markers.

Nutritional analysis using the ION Profile® allows for personalized treatment plans to improve nutritional status, which can enhance other treatments and increase the resolution of complex chronic conditions.

EFFECTIVE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING:

Over time, functional nutritional inadequacies can contribute to a variety of chronic health conditions. Clinical indications for testing include:

  Cardiovascular Risk
  Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
        Migraine
        Musculoskeletal
  Dietary Guidance/Weight Issues
  Digestive Complaints
  Fatigue
  General Health & Sports Fitness Optimization
  Mood Disorders
        Anxiety
        Depression

ABOUT THE ION® PROFILE

Using both blood and urine, the ION® Profile nutritional analysis offers insight into imbalances that may precede abnormal findings on standard laboratory evaluations.

The complete ION Profile® includes:

  20 Amino Acids
  CoEnzyme Q10 Plus Vitamins
  DNA/Oxidative Stress Markers
  Fatty Acids
  Nutrient & Toxic Elements
  Organic Acids
  Vitamin D

The innovative ION® Profile report is designed for easy interpretation and enhanced utility:

  Analyte Pattern Analysis – organizes results into related functional categories.
  Colorimetric Quintile Results Reporting – allows quick identification of potential areas of concern.
  Supplement Recommendation Summary – personalized recommendations based on test results.

The ION® Profile is ideal for establishing a baseline assessment ahead of clinical intervention with nutraceuticals, as well as subsequent monitoring as needed.

CLINICAL OVERVIEW

WHAT ARE THE ION® PROFILES (ION OR ION WITH 40 AMINO ACIDS)?

The ION (Individual Optimal Nutrition) is a nutritional analysis that offers a complete evaluation of nutritional biomarkers that impact overall mental and physical well-being. The original ION measures 20 amino acids, while the ION with 40 amino acids provides an expanded menu of amino acids when a more extensive look at amino acid status is desired. The complete ION® Profiles include:

  Amino Acids (A Choice Of 20 Or 40)
        Amino Acid Functional Categories
        Essential Amino Acids
  Coenzyme Q10 Plus Vitamins Profile
  DNA/Oxidative Stress Markers
  Fatty Acids Profile
  Nutrient & Toxic Elements
        Nutrient Elements
        Toxic Elements
  Organix Comprehensive
        Cell Regulation Markers
        Compounds Of Bacterial Or Fungal/Yeast Origin
        Detoxification & Toxicants
        Nutrient Markers
  Vitamin D Profile

The innovative ION report is designed for enhanced clinical utility and facilitated interpretation:

  Analyte Pattern Analysis – organizes analyte results into categories associated with clinical/metabolic conditions; patterns of abnormalities can reinforce degree of significance indicated by a single measurement.
  Colorimetric Quintile Results Reporting – allows clinicians to quickly see where patient results fall in relation to the tested population, while color coding provides indications for potential areas of concern.
  Supplement Recommendation Summary – personalized recommendations based on test results that may help to normalize nutrient-dependent metabolic functions.

WHEN SHOULD AN ION® PROFILE BE CONSIDERED?

The ION® Profiles are designed to assist in the management of nutritional imbalances or insufficiencies. An ION® Profile is ideal for establishing a baseline assessment ahead of clinical intervention with nutraceuticals, as well as subsequent monitoring as needed.

The ION® Profiles provide insight into the identification of specific imbalances of essential co-factors, nutrients, and vitamins, which can contribute to common chronic diseases.

Common clinical indications for nutritional analysis include:

  Cardiovascular Risk
  Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
        Migraine
        Musculoskeletal
  Dietary Guidance/Weight Issues
  Digestive Complaints
  Fatigue
  General Health & Sports Fitness Optimization
  Mood Disorders
        Anxiety
        Depression

The ION® Profile with 40 amino acids can be selected when a more detailed look at amino acid metabolism is desired; otherwise, the two profiles offer the same complete menu of biomarkers.

WHAT ADVANTAGE DOES AN ION® PROFILE OFFER COMPARED TO OTHER DIAGNOSTICS?

The conventional clinical approach to nutrition-related symptoms does not routinely include utilization of broad-based nutritional analysis. When testing is performed, select vitamins are typically assessed to determine if the level is sufficient to meet nutrient requirements based on healthy individuals. However, an inclusive nutritional analysis like the ION® Profile provides several advantages for patients with nutrient-related symptoms.

  Identification of imbalances that may precede abnormal findings on standard laboratory panels.
  Indication of the functional need for antioxidant protection, detoxification, diet modification, specific nutrients, and other therapies.
  Personalized nutrient recommendations based on biochemical individuality.

WHAT CAN CLINICIANS AND PATIENTS EXPECT FROM ION TESTING?

Imbalanced or insufficient nutrients affect a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life and may play a causative role in chronic conditions. A structured broad-based nutritional analysis – such as an ION® Profile – to evaluate underlying nutrient imbalances provides clinical utility by supporting insight into the development of personalized treatments. An improved nutritional status can often enhance other therapies and help speed the resolution of complex chronic conditions.

IMPORTANT! All information presented in this website is intended for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.