Why test your Vitamin D levels?
Vitamin D, like all nutrients, is essential for life. Our bodies need it from our environment (sunlight and food in this case) to function. It also plays an important role in building and maintaining strong bones. But that’s not all. Every cell in our body has receptors for vitamin D, meaning it can affect virtually everything that happens inside our cells. Research shows that people with higher blood levels of vitamin D live better for longer, with immune and cardiovascular systems that function better. The Vitamin D test measures the level of total Vitamin D in your blood and is equivalent to 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in plasma.
Vitamin D is necessary for strong bones and muscles. Without Vitamin D, our bodies cannot effectively absorb calcium, which is essential to good bone health.
Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function, and a deficiency in it is shown to increase your suscepitability to infections like tuberculosis, influenza and virtal infections of the upper respiratory tract.
Vitamin D is a very important for both mother and baby and may reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, low birthweight and preterm birth
Vitamin D Global Map
As shown in the map, most people globally have a low or very low Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin Test Kits
What's included in the Vitamin Test Kits
Vitamin D Test
The Vitamin D test measures the level of total Vitamin D in your blood and is equivalent to 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in plasma. It reflects your Vitamin D status over the past 1-2 months. As a part of a healthy lifestyle, a Vitamin D blood level in the 30-50 ng/mL range may help support metabolic, heart, brain and immune health. Vitamin D blood levels >100 ng/mL are above the recommended range and may lead to toxicity symptoms. Most people can achieve and maintain a desirable Vitamin D level through lifestyle habits like sun exposure, diet, and supplementation.