Common nutrient deficiencies

Contact a dietitian-nutritionist if you think you have any of the following symptoms. Untreated nutrient deficiencies could lead to serious health consequences.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world, affecting more than 25% of people worldwide. Untreated anemia could have serious negative health consequences, especially in children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

Common iron deficiency symptoms:
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brittle nails
  • Poor appetite (especially in infants and children)

Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function.

Common Vitamin D deficiency symptoms:
  • Getting sick often (flu, colds)
  • Fatigue
  • Bone and back pain, bone loss
  • Depression
  • Muscle weakness

You may also have anaemia caused by a Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Common B12 deficiency symptoms:
  • Pale yellow tinge to your skin
  • Sore and red tongue (glossitis)
  • Depression
  • Disturbed vision
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pins and needles
  • Irritability
People at higher risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency:
  • Vegans or strict vegetarians
  • The elderly
  • People taking metformin or antacids

Folic acid, folate or Vitamin B9 is particularly important for women who would like to conceive. A folate deficiency during pregnancy could lead to a birth defect known as neural tube defect.

Common folic acid/ folate deficiency symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gray hair

Close to 99% of calcium is concentrated in the bones and teeth. What remains still plays a key role in the proper functioning of all the cells in the body, including muscle cells (those of the heart, among others) and nerve cells. Calcium also participates in kidney function, blood coagulation as well as several enzymatic processes.

Common long-term calcium deficiency symptoms:
  • Osteoporosis
  • Teeth and gum problems
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney problems
  • Bone demineralisation

Vitamin & Iron Deficiency Test

Measuring 19 biomarkers including:

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate (Folic acid/ Vitamin B9)
  • Iron
  • Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Liver Function (ALT-ALP-GGT-Total bilirubin)

4 simple steps to take the test

1. Contact us

Contact us to request the test. We can either send the test to your home or you can come to one of our clinics to do it

2. Blood sample

Take a fingerprick blood sample.

3. Laboratory analysis

You send your sample to our laboratory in a prepaid envelope. Receive your results online within 5 days

4. Support

Your dietitian / nutritionist will discuss the results with you and create an action plan to avoid any deficiencies, manage cholesterol if required and make you feel at your absolute best!

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