Vitamin D Blood Test
A simple finger-prick home blood test for vitamin D which is vital for strong bones, healthy immune function and mood.
The main role of vitamin D is to help regulate the absorption of calcium, phosphate and magnesium from the gut. Vitamin D is vital for the growth and health of bone; without it, bones will be soft, malformed, and unable to repair themselves normally, resulting in the disease called rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D also plays an important role in musculoskeletal health.
Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly.
You cannot make them yourself, so they need to come from the food you eat.
Vitamins divide into two types: fat soluble and water soluble.
Fat soluble vitamins, like vitamins A, D, E and K are found in oily foods, whether animal or plant-based.
They are stored in the fatty tissue in your body as well as the liver, and therefore you don't need to eat them daily.
Most water-based vitamins like vitamin C are not stored in the body, and therefore you need to eat foods which contain them more frequently.
You should get all the vitamins you need from a balanced diet. Sometimes, however, dietary choices or health problems can lead us to be deficient in some vitamins.