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Has Anyone Ever Took A Macronutrient And/or A Micronutrient Test?

Has Anyone Ever Took A Macronutrient And/or A Micronutrient Test?

HIV can diminish our vitamins and minerals from our body. OTHER THAN what your regular labs are, have you been tested to see what vitamins and minerals you are lacking through a macronutrient test and a micronutrient test? I have been thinking of getting these 2 test done, but insurance will not pay for them. I guess it runs around $300 to $400 to have it done.
So has anybody ever did these 2 test?

A myHIVteam Member said:

You need certain vitamins to absorb others. For example you need vit C to properly metabilize iron from the blood. I put nutiotional yeast and chia seed in much of my food. Together it makes your food super nutrient dense.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member I get prescriptions for my vitamins and minerals because of one reason. Health Savings Account.
I can not get vitamins and minerals over the counter with a health savings account.
If i have a prescription for vitamins and minerals, then i can use my health savings account THEN at tax time I can include this expense as tax deductible.
Without a prescription over the counter is not tax deductible.
I try and save and use any avenue or entitlement I can get to save money.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

They only tested me for bottoming d and my insurance doesn't cover it either. But it's $5.99 at Safeway.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Maybe if your Dr codes it right and shows a need for the test insurance might pay.

posted about 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I have and it is very needed, my primary care provider did mine because of pain to be sure I didn't have a vitamin deficiency.I also had Chemotherapy so she was looking for damages from the chemo to be sure I wasn't going through a any type of deficiencies

posted about 1 year ago
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