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How does an essential metabolics analysis (EMA) help assess fatigue?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
This is a diagnostic test that can help a doctor pinpoint the cause of a patient’s fatigue. Also called an EMA nutrient analysis, this test measures how different vitamins and minerals affect the growth of cells in the immune system. This test measures:
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and biotin
  • The minerals calcium, magnesium, and zinc
  • The amino acids serine, glutamine, and asparagines
  • The fatty acid called oleic acid
  • Carbohydrate levels such as the glucose/insulin metabolism and
         fructose intolerance
  • The metabolites choline and inositol

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