This nutrition blood test will check vitamin and mineral levels and identify any vitamin deficiencies, so you can make the necessary adjustments to your diet or compensate with supplements where required.
You will receive your body's scientific levels for key vitamins such as vitamin D, active B12, iron and magnesium which are important in supporting the body’s immune system and also help to promote good sleep. This test will also check your levels of good and bad cholesterol helping you to ensure you have the right balance. You will also gain insight into your body's level of inflammation, high levels of which can be caused by poor diet.
The blood sample for this test can be collected at-home using our finger-prick kit. Your results will be reviewed by one of our UK registered doctors and made available on our market leading biomarker dashboard within 2 working days of receipt. Here you can track changes over time and gain information, tips and advice on each micronutrient so you know what changes you need to make to your diet to improve.
We carried out a study to understand the level of vitamin deficiency in the UK and found that vitamin deficiencies can affect anyone at any age. Everyone in the UK is at risk of vitamin D deficiency, whereas vegans and vegetarians are at greater risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Most people can improve their nutritional intake through diet apart from vitamin D where the NHS advise a daily supplement during winter months. As mentioned, vegans and vegetarians could also use supplements for vitamins such as B12.
Understanding your normal nutritional levels will help you understand how to improve your diet and identify any areas you may be lacking.
“Usually a varied diet will provide all the essential vitamins and minerals for health. However, in practice there may be challenges in achieving this type of diet, whether for medical reasons, exercise performance, availability, or personal preference. Testing vitamin and mineral levels through a blood test will inform if there are areas of nutrition that could be addressed where possible, or whether supplementation might be required. In addition, measuring cholesterol, alongside inflammatory markers such as hs-CRP can indicate potential risk of cardiovascular disease and appropriate lifestyle measures given.”
Dr Nicola Keay, BA, MA (Cantab), MB, BCHIR, MRCP
We all know that a healthy, balanced diet helps us stay healthy. A good diet containing the vitamin and minerals our bodies need help reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. It can also help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
That is why our Nutricheck test measures key vitamins and minerals as well as cholesterol levels and inflammation.
Overall, a balanced diet will provide the vitamins and minerals our bodies needs to help fight off illness as well as improving energy levels.
In short, no, most of the vitamins and minerals the body needs are gained through a healthy, balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, a variety of fruit and vegetables, beans and pulses, and good quality sources of protein. You may need to take vitamin D supplements in winter if your levels are low.
You can find out more in our blog on supplements.
In the UK, the NHS recommends a total cholesterol level (that’s HDL and LDL combined) of 5mmol/L or less. For those at higher risk of heart disease the NHS recommends a level of 4mmol/L or less.
HDL stands for High-Density Lipoproteins and is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol as it carries cholesterol back to your liver and your liver removes the cholesterol from your body. LDL stands for Low-Density Lipoproteins (bad fat) and it is this that can build up on your artery walls. Our nutritional blood test checks for both HDL and LDL and gives you these individual results as well as total cholesterol.
For further information on how to collect a blood sample and FAQs please visit our Help page.
The kit includes everything you need to safely and simply collect your finger-prick blood sample, including instructions and CE marked equipment.
We’ll supply you with a Tracked 24 Returns envelope to post your sample direct to the lab using a priority post box.
Your results will be reviewed by our team of registered doctors and made available with any comments on your secure dashboard.
Gain an in depth understanding of your health.
From identifying hormone imbalances to uncovering any vitamin and mineral deficiencies, we help you gain real insight.
Your results will be published on your secure digital dashboard for you to access on demand.
Clear explanations about each market checked and how it affects your health. Out of range markers will be reviewed by one of our doctors.
Track your biomarker levels over time. Every time you perform one of our tests, your results are stored in your secure dashboard so you can identify trends and changes over time.
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