Why should I take this Test?
Vitamin D deficiency has become one of our most common and ‘under-diagnosed’ medical conditions that can contribute to almost every chronic illness we see today. Knowing your Vitamin D and inflammation levels are one of today’s most important and highly recognized answers to supporting a strong immune system.
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in various inflammatory diseases including Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease as well as other conditions associated with Diabetes, Cancers, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart and Cardiovascular Health and Alzheimer’s. Studies show that increasing Vitamin D levels can help reduce inflammation and improve our immune system, and that people with higher levels of Vitamin D have a lower risk of disease and illness.
Why should Children and Teens take this Test?
Children: Sub-optimal Vitamin D levels can be common among otherwise healthy young children and toddlers. Many factors may lead to a deficiency of Vitamin D and inflammation and early screening may be helpful. It has been suggested that Vitamin D treatment may help in treating or preventing soft bones in children (rickets), delayed motor development, muscle weakness, aches and pains and bone fractures.
Teens: Vitamin D has been called the new “wonder vitamin”. Doctors are learning more about its role with inflammation and teens and the prevention of many illness’s including Autoimmune Disease, Allergies, Asthma and Eczema as well as other concerns for all ages including Depression and Obesity. Unfortunately, most teens don’t get enough.