Should You Get Your Nutrient Levels Checked?

That’s discussion to have with your primary care physician.If you eat a healthy diet and feel fine.there’s little reason to get tested.However,for some people with genetic conditions or who live” in Northern climes,testing for specific nutrient deficiencies-like vitamin D-may make sense.
Some tests that screen for a wide range of nutrient deficiencies include.Spectra Cell,Walk-in-Lab and Nutritionally Yours.If vitamin D is a specific concern,you can ask your doctor about the test offered by the Vitamin D Council (though the other screens can do individual nutrient testing as well)
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You order the test though your doctor-or a nearby lab that offers the tests-and have your blood drawn there.Or you can order a kit through the mail and then go to local clinic to have the blood drawn; some tests offer a finger-pick device  to collect the blood at home.The results will indicate whether your levels are adequate or deficient,and the lab may offer recommendations for making up any shortfalls,Always discuss a plan of action with your doctor first to make sure you don’t overdo it or take something that might interface with your other medications.

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