What can I expect from this Vitamin Profile?
This Vitamin Profile check examines your Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Folate levels, all vital for your overall health and wellbeing.
Vitamin B12 and folate perform several important functions in the body, including keeping the nervous system healthy. It also becomes especially important for those on a plant-based diet. Low levels of Vitamin D can lead to muscle pain, depression, fatigue and many more health problems. A deficiency in any of these can cause a wide range of problems which the profile check aims to eliminate.
Vitamin (3 Biomarkers)
Vitamins are a group of substances that our bodies need for normal cell function, growth and development. Vitamin deficiencies can be the cause of a wide range of common symptoms and conditions.
Vitamin D is a vitamin which is used in the regulation of calcium and magnesium absorption from the gut, it is also important for the growth and health of bones. Vitamin D comes from two sources; it can be ingested from foods and supplements or be produced in the skin once it is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D tests are used to identify vitamin D deficiency and to monitor disease that interfere with fat absorption like Crohn’s disease.
Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and nerve health. It can be found in animal products such as poultry, milk and eggs. Vitamin B12 tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.
Folate (Vitamin B9) is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and is important during pregnancy. It can be found in leafy green vegetables, yeast and citrus fruits. Folate tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.