Vitamin D testing can show you whether you’re deficient in this essential vitamin, and can help you to better understand what’s going on in your body. But at what point do you request a vitamin D blood test or buy an at-home vitamin D test kit? Read on to find out everything you need to know.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that’s crucial for maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. It’s also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies produce it when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Read more about the benefits of vitamin D and why it’s so important for supporting your overall health.
Many people need to get more vitamin D from the sun due to increased use of sunscreen as a result of greater understanding of its importance, spending more time indoors, and living in northern latitudes. This can lead to a deficiency, which can adversely affect your health, so you may want to try vitamin D testing to get to the root of any problems.
You may not even be aware that you’re lacking in vitamin D, as the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can be subtle and may not be immediately noticeable. These symptoms may include:
If you visit your GP reporting any of the above symptoms, they will ask you about factors such as your diet and lifestyle to determine what’s behind them. If they recommend tests to find out what’s causing them, this may include vitamin D testing.
You can also do an at-home vitamin D test (which will involve taking a finger prick to retrieve a dried blood sample) to find out your levels if you’re interested in finding out whether you could benefit from more of this essential vitamin, either from your diet or from vitamin D supplements. If your test results show that you’re deficient in this essential vitamin, you may want to incorporate more of the following vitamin D foods into your diet:
The Nutrivitality at-home Vitamin D Test Kit makes vitamin D testing easy; it’s super-quick, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home – the whole process should only take around 2 minutes. Inside each of our test kits, you’ll find a dried blood sample collection device, lancets, plasters, a resealable bag with desiccant, sample collection instructions, and a prepaid return box.
How to Test Vitamin D Levels
There are three simple steps to our vitamin D finger prick test:
1. Simply take a finger prick sample following the step-by-step instructions inside the vitamin D test kit.
2. Post your sample back to our Nutrivitality lab, using the prepaid return box inside the kit.
3. You’ll then receive your personalised results and recommendations for increasing your vitamin D levels as required.
The results of our vitamin D testing kit will show you whether or not you’re deficient in vitamin D, as well as the recommended steps for increasing your intake. You’ll find a discount voucher inside for our vitamin D3 supplements to help you to start increasing your levels straight away.
Yes – when you choose a Nutrivitality at-home vitamin D test, you can be sure that your result is being processed in a real lab, and that your recommendations will be tailored to your individual needs.
Our tests measure both your vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 levels, so you can understand more about why your energy levels may have dipped, or why you may be experiencing other symptoms associated with a vitamin D deficiency.
Order your at-home vitamin D test kit from Nutrivitality for a simple and convenient way to find out whether you’re deficient in this critical nutrient and may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements. Our liquid vitamin D3 formulas are designed to help you look after your bone health, immune health, and muscle function better. Choose from a spray, drops, or our liposomal formula, which is designed with maximum absorption in mind – this could be just what you need if vitamin D testing has shown you have a deficiency.
Our simple vitamin D testing kit can help you identify any potential health issues and take steps to improve your overall wellbeing. Take control of your vitamin D levels for a better you, every day, and shop our full collection of liquid and liposomal vitamin supplements.