Vitamin D Test | At-Home Test Kit

At-Home Vitamin D Test

The Vitamin D Test measures the amount of this important nutrient in your blood, right from the comfort of your own home.

The key to knowing how much vitamin D you need is finding out what your levels are currently. You must measure your vitamin D levels to know how much you need to take, so this simple test is the easiest way to know where you stand. A test will measure for low levels of vitamin D in your blood so you can treat it with an appropriate vitamin D supplement.

This at-home test allows you to collect a sample, mail the blood test in and get your results in 2-4 weeks. It’s that simple.

So, why should you care what your vitamin D levels are anyway?

Well, you need vitamin D for healthy teeth and bones, but also to keep your nerves, muscles, and immune system working properly. You also want enough vitamin D in your body to be healthy and thrive at optimal levels, not merely what’s considered adequate and the bare minimum to survive.

Many things can hinder your ability to absorb appropriate levels of vitamin D. For instance, if you have inflammation, gut issues, autoimmune problems, etc., these can all affect how much vitamin D your body can absorb. Many of us also work indoors and don’t get vitamin D from sunshine. This is why testing is so important to know exactly how much you need. Optimal levels of vitamin D have been shown to improve brain health and reduce the risks of some cancers. Put simply, vitamin D is correlated with better health.

Who Should Take a Vitamin D Test?

About 1 billion people worldwide have vitamin D deficiency, while 50% of the population has vitamin D insufficiency. If you have questions about how to know if you may be deficient, some warning signs that show you need more vitamin D will become apparent over time. Here are some of the warning signs that you may be vitamin D deficient:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression or low mood
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Getting sick frequently
  • Muscle weakness

When you look at this list, and some of these symptoms resonate with how you’ve been feeling, it’s time to get your vitamin D levels checked. Now it’s easier than ever and can be done in your home without going to a lab or doctor’s office. 

Optimize Your Vitamin D Level in 3 Easy Steps

Sunlight is necessary for our skin to make Vitamin D on its own. But most of us don’t spend hours in the sun each day. In fact, we are living more of our lives inside, which makes tracking Vitamin D levels more important than ever. Once you know your blood level, you will know if your diet and lifestyle are able to maintain a desirable level of Vitamin D. We can then provide personalized guidance on how to improve your levels through sun exposure, diet and supplementation.

Following 3 simple steps can help you achieve optimal levels of vitamin D:

1. Measure

Exposure to sunlight, eating vitamin D-rich foods and taking supplements does not guarantee that your blood level will be in the desirable range — it must be measured.

2. Modify

Vitamin D test results will give you the  information you need to personalize intake.

3. Monitor

Confirm your Vitamin D level has improved with dietary changes by re-testing every 6 months.

Collection Type:Blood