It is important to get enough of these nutrients through the diet, but sometimes it can be difficult to achieve recommended daily intakes. There may also be medical conditions that affect the absorption of vitamins and minerals, which can lead to deficiencies.
Vitamin and mineral testing can help identify any deficiencies and provide guidance for diet and nutrient intake. Here are some common vitamin and mineral tests we offer, you will find them all in the product listing below.
Vitamin and mineral tests
Vitamin D test:
Vitamin D is important for healthy bones and teeth, and also plays a role in the functioning of the immune system. A lack of vitamin D can lead to health problems such as osteoporosis and increased risk of infections. A blood test can measure the levels of vitamin D in the body.
Vitamin B12 test:
Vitamin B12 is important for the formation of red blood cells and brain function. Lack of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia and neurological problems. A blood test can measure the levels of vitamin B12 in the body.
Folic acid, or folate, is important for the formation of red blood cells and DNA synthesis. Pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions, such as celiac disease, may be at increased risk of folic acid deficiency. A blood test can measure the levels of folic acid in the body.
Magnesium is important for heart and muscle function, and also for bone health. A lack of magnesium can lead to muscle weakness and cramps. A blood or urine test can measure the levels of magnesium in the body.
Chloride is an electrolyte that is important for maintaining the fluid balance in the body. A blood test can measure the levels of chloride in the body.
Iron is important for the formation of red blood cells and oxygen transport in the body. Lack of iron can lead to anemia and fatigue. A blood test can measure the levels of iron in the body.
Calcium is important for bone health and muscle function. A lack of calcium can lead to osteoporosis and muscle weakness. A blood test can measure the levels of calcium in the body.
Not sure what you need to test? Check out our ready-made package Vitamin and Mineral which, among other things, tests vitamin D and iron.