Vitamins & Nutrition
Health conscious people spend thousands upon thousands of dollars each year on supplements and nutrition without ever knowing for sure if they are benefiting from the results of their investment. It is wise to use lab tests to see if all of this effort is helping nutrition and vitamin levels.
Vitamins are essential in maintaining your body’s health. Your body requires that certain vitamins and minerals be present to maintain critical systems including your organs, skin, bone, and muscle. Vitamins also provide assistance in using chemical energy obtained from food to help process carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Vitamins are generally obtained from the food that you eat or supplements that you purchase, but a few are obtained by other means. For example, Vitamin K is produced by microorganisms in your intestine and Vitamin D
is made by your the skin with the help of the sunlight (recent research has shown that Vitamin D plays a critical role in good health and is typically not measured by most physicians).
It is really not enough just to take supplements and eat properly. Sometimes individuals can believe they are eating properly and in fact, not get enough or too much of one of the essential minerals needed for good health. A Vitamin Profile
and other types of blood tests such as a Vitamin B12
or Coenzyme Q10
tests can assist anyone who is interested in their general health. Baselines can be established through these tests so that levels can be monitored for any future changes that may take place. Use lab tests to test your blood, establish a baseline, and see if the supplements you take are doing what you need them to do.
Additional Information On Vitamins and Nutrition
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