Nutrition Blood Test
Is it for you?
- Cholesterol Status
- Iron Status
Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)
Inflammation (1 Biomarker)
Iron Status (1 Biomarker)
Minerals (1 Biomarker)
Vitamins (2 Biomarkers)
From the expert
Having a blood test can help you monitor how diet changes impact your health, check you are getting the right vitamins and minerals, and observe the effects of supplementation.
Key biomarkers for vegans:
- Vitamin B12
- Ferritin (your body’s iron stores)
- Vitamin D
- Omega 6:3 ratio
Our veganalysis shows that, on average, people following a vegan diet have 15% lower non-HDL cholesterol (the more harmful stuff) and lower total cholesterol levels (9.93%) than people following an omnivorous diet. Non-HDL cholesterol levels in early middle age are associated with heart disease in later life.
Plenty of plant foods contain a good amount of iron, including lentils, chickpeas, beans, tofu, cashew nuts, chia seeds, ground linseed, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, kale, dried apricots and figs, raisins, quinoa, and fortified breakfast cereal.
Learn more about plant-based diets and nutrition, including what to monitor when eating a plant-based diet.
Why take this test?
- Check your vitamin and mineral levels.
- You eat a plant-based, restrictive, or special diet and want to make sure you’re not missing out on essential vitamins and minerals.
- Investigate whether an iron or vitamin deficiency is causing low energy.
- Keep an eye on your cholesterol and inflammation levels.
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