Vitamin and Nutrients
Proper nutrition is critical to achieve and maintain optimal health. SmarTest Labs offers a few Vitamin and Nutrients Tests to give you better insight into your current health and wellness.
The Basic Nutritional Panel gives you an overall assessment to determine if your nutritional needs are being met. This panel can determine if you have adrenal gland disorders, malnutrition, anemia, signs of infection, or other causes of general ill-health.
Comprehensive nutritional panel adds tests that explore the parameters of the cellular makeup of blood. It can reveal anemia, signs of infection, or other factors that impair the feeling of good health.
Learn more about our available Vitamin and Nutrients Tests below:
Basic Nutritional Panel
This panel is designed to show if the overall status of an individuals nutritional health is being met by their dietary intake. This panel can be used to diagnose malnutrition and other disorders caused by malnutrition.
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.
Research on the use of vitamin B-12 for specific activities and conditions shows:
- Heart and blood vessel disease. Vitamin B-12, in combination with vitamin B-6 and folate (vitamin B-9), has been shown to control high levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated homocysteine might increase your risk of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). Despite this benefit, there’s no evidence to show that vitamin B-12 supplements prevent heart disease.
- Dementia. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is associated with dementia and low cognitive function, but it’s not clear whether vitamin B-12 supplements might help prevent or treat dementia.
- Athletic performance. Unless you have a vitamin B-12 deficiency, there’s no evidence that vitamin B-12 supplements will boost your energy or make you a better athlete.
B12 & Folate Panel
This Panel is designed to detect Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin), and Folate deficiency. When B-12/Folate deficiency occurs there is likely an insufficient amount of healthy red blood cells which can cause vitamin deficient anemia.
Vitamin D Test
This test reveals bone strength and overall health outcomes for an individual. Vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium into the bones, making them stiffer and better able to withstand life’s demands. Taking it as a supplement helps avoid osteoporosis, fractures, muscle tissues, and high blood pressure. Low Vitamin D levels are also associated with a significantly increased risk for coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus.