Vitamins are one of the most important nutrients present in the human body. It helps in the overall growth and development of the body. In total, there are 13 different vitamins present that are required to address the need for different body parts. Your doctor may recommend a vitamin profile test to examine your body’s vitamin levels, of which vitamin B12 and vitamin D are of high significance due to the health issues they cause if found deficient. Maine’s vitamin profile covers two different tests. These include-
Vitamin D total test – There are two forms of vitamin D, including vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. When your body absorbs these vitamins; it transforms them into a form of vitamin D in the liver known as 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D, which is the most circulated form in the body, which then gets converted to a biologically active form called as 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D or 1,25(OH)D. Through this test, the health expert determines the 25(OH)D levels in the blood.
Vitamin B12 blood test – Vitamin B12 levels in the body are determined by the Vitamin B12 test. It is responsible for manufacturing blood cells and maintaining a healthy nervous system. If there are any imbalances, it could lead to severe nervous system-related disorders.
In case you experience symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, muscle and joint pain, hair loss, weakness, and so on that reflect abnormalities, book the Vitamin profile as soon as possible.