Vitamin & Nutrition

Many health conscious individuals spend hundreds of dollars for supplements and vitamins without ever knowing if they are gaining the desired effect (increasing vitamin and nutrient levels). Use lab tests to test your blood, establish a baseline, and see if the supplements you take are working.

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 D is made by your the skin with the help of the sunlight and Vitamin K is produced by microorganisms in your intestine.

Here are the blood tests to check various vitamin and nutrition levels: