This special project offered by Dr. Carolyn Dean includes an added focus on thyroid health with the addition of the TSH blood spot test. By adding the TSH test, participants can get a better idea of how their nutrient status may be affecting their thyroid health, and subsequently, the many symptoms associated with thyroid imbalance.
By participating in this project, you will learn your individual response to supplementation via blood testing and analysis of a detailed questionnaire an monthly tracking of symptoms.
Everyone experiences a unique response to supplementation or nutrient intake called the dose-response, which can be due to factors such as current health conditions, digestive health, co-nutrient status, medications, genetics and more. The vitamin D dose-response chart below illustrates the wide variation in response for individuals at a specific intake amount. For example, among those taking 5000 IU/day of vitamin D, resulting serum levels ranged from about 20 to 140 ng/ml. Similar variations are seen with omega-3 and magnesium intake, and other nutrients. With this testing, you can learn your individual dose response.
Measuring your nutrient status weekly, as well as completing monthly assessments and then re-testing is the only way to tell if your nutrient intake is helping you achieve sufficient or desired nutrient status which is tied to particular health outcomes.
We will analyze the collected data and publish scientific papers on key results, the first after meeting an enrollment target of 1000 participants. There will be preliminary analyses and interim newsletters available for all during the enrollment phase.
Join the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project today! Knowing your levels is key to managing your own health.
1 Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intake for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 1997.