Includes Testing and Consult to discuss results and treatment plan if required.
Blood spot test that can be done from the comfort of your home.
Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood. It is crucial for bone and muscle development, and for preventing osteoporosis
Vitamin D deficiency may not result in any obvious symptoms, but without treatment it can have significant health effects and increase a person’s risk of musculoskeletal conditions, such as:
- Bone and muscle pain
- Rickets (soft, weakened bones) in children
- Osteopenia (weak, fragile bones) in older adultsAs well as maintaining your vitamin D levels, you also need adequate calcium in your diet to help prevent these conditions.
Low vitamin D has also been linked to an increased risk of:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Diabetes (type1 and type 2)
- Various types of cancers (particularly colon cancer)
- Heart disease
- Mental health conditions (including schizophrenia)
- Worse outcomes in stroke
- Altered immunity and other autoimmune diseas
Vitamin D occurs in two forms – D3 is obtained from animal diet sources and through sun exposure and D2
is obtained through vegetable diet sources.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is necessary for the production of vitamin D3 in the skin and is the best natural source of vitamin D3.
Taking a balanced approach to sun exposure can help make sure you get enough vitamin D while minimising your skin cancer risk.
There are small amounts of vitamin D in some foods such as fish, eggs and UV- irradiated mushrooms, but it is difficult to obtain enough vitamin D from diet alone. Most people only get five to 10 per cent of their vitamin D from food.
How does it work?
You will receive your testing kits in the mail which you can perform from home and post in the padded bag provided. When the results are completed your will receive a personal one-on-one nutrition consultation call to assess your symptoms and reasons for doing the testing, along with explaining the results and answer any questions you have. You will walk away with personalised recommendations based your results.