Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. Vitamin D is produced by skin exposed to ultraviolet B radiation or obtained from dietary sources, including supplements. Average daily vitamin D intake in the population and current dietary reference intake values are often inadequate to maintain optimal vitamin D levels.
Virtually every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D, meaning that they all require “sufficient” level of Vitamin D for adequate functioning. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to various serious diseases: osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, strokes, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, etc.
WHO ARE THE INTENDED USERS
VITAMIN D TEST is intended for persons commonly at risk for vitamin D deficiency, such as people who get: tired and fatigued easily, inadequate sun exposure, limited oral intake, or have impaired intestinal absorption.
WHY – BENEFITS
VITAMIN D TEST helps understanding whether Vitamin D levels are sufficient, insufficient or deficient, allowing the person to take precautions in time.