Our baseline health check has been designed for those who want to have a proactive approach to their general health and wellbeing.
The test focuses on two key areas of your health – diet and lifestyle.
By measuring your levels of essential nutrients such as vitamin B12, ferritin and vitamin D you’ll know if your diet is providing you with the right nutrition.
The baseline test also checks thyroid function, liver health and cholesterol levels, so you can ensure your body is in the best of health.
The insights you gain from this baseline health test will help you to make changes to your diet and lifestyle and track improvements over time.
Our baseline health check is a cost-effective way to improve your health and help you stay fit and healthy, now and in the years ahead. By measuring 16 biomarkers at once, you’ll gain an accurate picture of your overall health and identify those areas which need improvement. The test analyses the biomarkers related to the following essential areas:
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A vitamin deficiency is best described as a long-term lack of a specific vitamin or group of vitamins. There are many common vitamin deficiencies in the UK including B12 which can lead to anaemia.
If you eat a healthy, balanced diet you should acquire all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. However, certain diets such as the vegan diet are more prone to deficiencies, particularly vitamin B12 because of the lack of animal products.
Vitamin D is important for health because it regulates calcium and phosphate levels in the body. Together, these nutrients help to keep your teeth and bones strong and healthy.
Although there are some dietary sources of vitamin D available like oily fish and eggs, the best source is exposure to the UVB rays of the sun. Once your skin is exposed to the sun, it can make vitamin D and store it for later use.
Low vitamin D levels in children can cause rickets or osteomalacia in adults which are characterised by bone pain and deformities. Everybody in the UK over the age of one is advised to take a vitamin D supplement because the entire population is at risk of deficiency.
Low iron levels are a sign of deficiency and/or anaemia. If your body doesn’t have enough iron, it is unable to produce enough haemoglobin, a protein present in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen. As a result, low iron levels can cause symptoms like tiredness and shortness of breath.
A major cause of low iron levels is poor diet. Because the body is unable to make iron itself, we must take it in through our diet. There are two types of iron called haem and non-haem. Haem iron is found mostly in meat while non-haem is found in plant sources but isn’t as easily absorbed.
Eating more food sources rich in iron can help to boost your levels. The baseline test measures your ferritin levels. Ferritin is a protein which stores iron in your body. Measuring the amount of ferritin in your blood reflects how much stored iron is available.
The liver is the largest organ in the human body and its main functions are:
The liver carries out hundreds of important tasks within the human body and so testing its function can tell you a lot about your general health.
All our tests are designed by our expert team of scientists who have taken the latest research to bring you the most relevant biomarkers to improve your health. Here are some alternative tests that cover essential biomarkers.
Want to add more biomarkers to your test? That’s no problem. All of our tests can be personalised. Just use our ‘customise this test’ button below to see the list of biomarkers which you can add to your test and get analysed at the same time.