Complete Vitamins Profile
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D Total
- Vitamin D2
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)
- Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
About the Complete Vitamins Deficiency Test
What is Health and Nutrition -
- According to WHO - “Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well-balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.”
A lack of a good and healthy diet may lead to the following conditions -
- Vitamins are nutrients our body needs to function and fight off disease.
- The 13 essential vitamins our body needs are vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12).
- The four fat-soluble vitamins i.e A, D, E, and K are stored in the body’s fatty tissues. The other nine vitamins are water-soluble and therefore must be replenished regularly because they are removed from the body in your urine.
- Vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver.
- The best way to get enough of the 13 essential vitamins is to eat a balanced diet from a variety of foods.
- Proteins are the building blocks of life, made up of amino acids.
- There are 20 different amino acids, 9 of which are called essential and 11 of which are labeled as non-essential.
- The human body needs all 20 of these amino acids, in varying degrees, to be healthy and fully functional.
- A protein deficiency (hypoproteinemia) means someone is not getting enough protein to meet their body’s needs. We get the protein we need from the food we eat. If our diet doesn’t contain enough protein, we may suffer from protein deficiency.
- The Role of B Vitamins and Minerals in Energy Metabolism specifically assists in amino acid synthesis and glucose, fat, and protein metabolism,
- Lipids are fat-like substances that are important parts of the membranes found within and between cells and in the myelin sheath that coats and protects the nerves.
- Lipids include oils, fatty acids, waxes, steroids (such as cholesterol and estrogen), and other related compounds.
- Fats or fatty acids (FA) are important nutrients in our diet providing energy and adding palatability to foods. However, foods with high content of saturated fatty acids (SFA) are known to cause a myriad of health problems. Foods high in unsaturated FAs, especially essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been found to contribute to good health.
- Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are very important nutritional requirements for keeping good health.Their deficiency increases the risk of getting affected by cancer, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, behavioral problems, depression, cognitive decline, and chronic inflammation.
- Moreover, their presence in the diet is essential for the proper absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E and K.
Common Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiency
A lack of good nutrition and healthy diets may lead to the following signs and symptoms -
- Dullness, or pale skin, hair loss
- fatigue, weakness, feeling faint or fainting
- trouble breathing
- unusual food cravings
- periods of lightheadedness
- heart palpitations
- tingling and numbness of the joints
- menstrual issues, such as missed periods or very heavy cycles
- poor concentration
Nutrient Deficiency & Immune Function
A deficiency of nutrients can alter the body’s immune response. Various studies have found that deficiencies in zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E can alter immune responses. These nutrients help the immune system in several ways: working as an antioxidant to protect healthy cells, supporting growth and activity of immune cells, and producing antibodies. Epidemiological studies find that those who are poorly nourished are at greater risk of bacterial, viral, and other infections.
Can vitamin deficiency cause weight loss?A specific deficiency of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) can lead to loss of appetite but information on weight loss is not conclusive.
Is vitamin deficiency common?Indian adults are faced with common deficiencies of Vitamin D, vitamin B12, and Vitamin B9 (folate). Studies suggest that 7 out of every 10 Indians are vitamin deficient.
How to get vitamin deficiency tests?Place your Complete Vitamins Profile test order from home by booking through the website. As per your chosen time slot, our phlebotomist will arrive to collect your blood sample. Get your reports within 48 hours via email.
- A comprehensive vitamin panel is tested to detect a deficiency or overabundance of vitamins required by your body to eliminate health risks, build immunity, and maintain bone health.
- Range of vitamins like (A, B, D, E, and K) all play important nutrients and testing their levels is highly recommended to get rid of symptoms related to deficiencies from everyday life.
- Those experiencing symptoms of vitamin deficiency like hair loss, bleeding gums, brittle hair and nails, red or white bumps on the skin, slow wound healing, irregular heartbeat, poor night vision, and fatigue.
- Maintaining Essential vitamin levels during pregnancy can reduce the risk of birth defects.
- Knowing your numbers can help you manage a deficiency with the help of diet or supplements as recommended by your doctor.
- Fasting before vitamin testing is required.
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages before the test.