Vitamin D Testing
Vitamin D is responsible for a number of key processes that ensure for the optimal health of body systems such as the brain and nervous system, the cardiovascular system, hormonal system and the skin.
It is proven that adults need 20 minutes of sun exposure per day to reach the optimum levels, but many people in the UK experience vitamin D deficiency. Low levels of vitamins and has been linked to rickets, depression, asthma, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
How Does Vitamin D Testing Work?
All it takes for us to determine whether your vitamin D levels are too low is a quick blood spot test. From this, we can help put together a plan to help you up your levels. Our clinicians will talk your through our range of supplements that have been proven to provide enough vitamin D and other essential vitamins and minerals for maintaining a healthy body and skin. The skin is the gateway for vitamin D production, but it’s ability to create vitamin D decreases by up to 75% from the age of 20 to 70, which means your needs for supplemental vitamin D increase as you age.
Results You Can Expect:
Vitamin D plays an important role in health and, in particular, skin health. Vitamin D3 is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients known to man. It is also proven to regulate the activity of the immune system, so supplementing your diet with vitamin D3 will give it a kick-start and make it work harder. If, on the other hand, your immune system is hyperactive, it’ll calm it down. Hyperactivity of our immune system is commonplace and is triggered by ongoing stress, amongst other factors.
When your immune system is either too low or “too high”, your skin is likely to suffer as it is your first layer of protection from environmental attacks, including free radicals from UV radiation, pollution, smoke and trauma. It is likely to suffer from low-grade inflammation, which makes it age faster. Having sufficient levels of vitamin D in the skin helps minimise inflammation, improving acne, boosting skin elasticity, stimulating collagen production, enhancing radiance, and improving the appearance of lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
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