Why would you need to have a nutritional blood test for vitamin deficiencies? We are breaking down the health benefits behind each test. Ideally you’d get your vitamins and minerals from food, but that can be harder to do than you think. There are some foods out there that pack a heftier nutritional punch than others, but what else can you do to make sure you’re properly fueling yourselves? How can you know you’re filling in the gaps your food leaves behind and keeping yourselves healthy? For anyone suffering from food allergies, chronic illness, or those of you looking for a more complete picture of how your food is affecting your body, nutritional blood testing for vitamin deficiencies may be the answer.
Nutritional Blood Work Panel
- Tests for many important vitamin and mineral levels in the body
- Is quick and easy (20 minutes, no appointment or referral necessary)
- Provides an extensive look at what your body specifically needs
What does it do?
- Comprehensive Metabolic Profile: Assesses the metabolic functions in the body with a focus on organ systems. Measures glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine to provide a full picture of how your nutritional levels are affecting your overall health.
- Homocysteine: Tests for excessive amounts of homocysteine in the blood, which can lead to blood clots.
- Complete Blood Count: Evaluates your blood to show if you have a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection & leukemia.
- Iron & Iron Total Binding Capacity (IBC): Tests iron levels to see if there is too much or too little iron in the blood. Iron can directly affect energy levels as well as heart and brain function.
- Vitamin B12: Test B12 levels. B12 provides energy and helps your metabolism do its job.
- Folate: Checks the amount of Folate in your blood, which is needed to make blood cells for bone marrow and convert carbohydrates into energy.
- Vitamin D: Tests Vitamin D levels. D is important for healthy teeth and bones, as well as improving immune and insulin responses. Low vitamin D can also cause depression.
- Ferritin: Tests for Ferritin levels, which is a protein that stores iron inside your cells.
- Vitamin C: Checks your Vitamin C levels. C is vital for the immune functions and maintaining overall health.
Where can I get mine?
Easy! Call or stop by any ProHealth locations. No doctor’s order is required, and walk-ins are welcome! The Nutrition Profile does require a fast beforehand (only water & black coffee for 8 hours prior) so if you plan to walk-in please make sure you’ve fasted. The panel takes about 20 minutes to run and you’ll have results within 3 business days! The results are easy to read and an appointment with your Medical Providers will help you figure out how to best interpret the information for your personal health journey. The Nutrition Panel is available at ProHealth for $295 and there are no hidden fees or expenses; all prices are transparent and listed on your website HERE.