Nutrition

Micronutrition: what food supplements?

Taking dietary supplements is not trivial. It is part of a personalized nutritional advice and is only sensible if it meets an individual need.

A health professional is able to advise you: his training in micronutrition and his experience can enable him to advise the patient. The micronutritionist will detect food imbalances and micronutrient deficits, and then propose a solution adapted to his patient.

Conduct of a consultation

The micronutritionist doctor will initially identify the origin of the patient's health disturbances. To clarify the symptoms, he will use diagnostic tools:

  • A food survey will identify possible food imbalances and suspect certain micronutrient deficits.
  • A more precise questionnaire will highlight the disorders mentioned spontaneously or ignored.

The results obtained from these two questionnaires can sometimes justify additional biological exploration. It confirms what the first phase has highlighted and refines the balance sheet. Generally, these biological assessments are not reimbursed by health insurance.

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