What are the benefits of testing my wellness, energy and vitamin levels?
If you are feeling under the weather or generally run down, it may be beneficial for you to test your energy and vitamin levels.
Vitamins play an essential role in our physical and mental wellbeing. Some vitamins help the body get energy from food and others even help to resist infections.
Gaining valuable insights into your general wellness can help you decide whether to make changes to your lifestyle, changes to your diet and know if you need to seek advice from a medical professional to support your long-term health.
General Wellness and Energy
It's important to know how your key health indicators are performing as this can be the key to understanding how you are feeling and why.
By testing for a range of biomarkers you can find out your thyroid, kidney, heart and liver function and cholesterol levels and make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing.
What are the 17 key BioMarkers a General Wellness and Energy Test analyses?
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
- Total Cholesterol
- High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
- Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
- Total Cholesterol:HDL ratio
- Non-HDL Cholesterol
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Free Thyroxine (Free T4)
- Vitamin D (25-OH)
- Vitamin B12
You can use your results as an opportunity to take control and make lifestyle changes to maximise your optimal health.
It can be really useful to make changes and then monitor the impact on your health with repeat testing to ensure the steps you are taking are benfitting your general wellness.
It's also important to know your levels of three key vitamins that are essential for wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin deficiencies can lead to a wide range of symptoms like low energy, fatigue, low mood, and irritability. Understanding if these symptoms are attributed to vitamin deficiencies, can help you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle and your diet.
What are the 3 essential vitamins the Essential Vitamins Profile Test analyses?
- Vitamin D (25-OH) which is responsible for maintaining strong and healthy teeth and bones. good lung and heart health and improving low mood.
- Vitamin B12 (total) which plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy nervous system and generates red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body.
- Folate (Vitamin B9) also known as folic acid, which is essential in pregnancy and generates red and white blood cells in your body.
What are good sources of these vitimains from your diet?
- Vitamin D - Your body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on your skin when you are outside. Vitamin D can also be found in a small number of foods and good sources include: red meat, oily fish like salmon or mackeral, egg yolks and fortified foods like breakfast cereals. There are also vitamin D supplments available if you are at risk of vitamin D deficiency.
- Vitamin B12 can be found in meat, fish, cheese, eggs and some fortified breakfast cereals
- Folate (Vitamin B9) can be found in broccoli, spinach, peas, chickpeas and fortified breakfast cereals - just check the packaging for 'Folic Acid' becuase this is the manmade form of folate that is added,