About Vitamin D
Vitamin D has many important functions in the body, including supporting the immune system, muscles, and skeletal system. It also plays a role in mental health. Deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to serious conditions, especially if the deficiency persists for a prolonged period. The vitamin helps increase the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc in the intestines. There are two main forms of Vitamin D, D3 and D2. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light, while Vitamin D2 primarily comes from the diet. Almost all cells in the body have receptors for Vitamin D and require sufficient levels to function properly. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to serious health risks such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, depression, stroke, autoimmune diseases, influenza, various forms of cancer, infectious diseases, Alzheimer’s, obesity, and more.
During the winter months, especially at northern latitudes, our bodies may have difficulty producing enough Vitamin D due to a lack of sunlight. The risks of Vitamin D deficiency also increase if you have a disease that affects nutrient absorption in the intestines or if you have a limited diet. Vegans and individuals who do not eat fish or enriched foods are at greater risk of Vitamin D deficiency if they do not take supplements.
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency can be vague and include general fatigue, low mood, weakness, muscle weakness/muscle cramps, digestive problems, and headaches. Prolonged Vitamin D deficiency can lead to serious conditions, particularly affecting the bone tissue of the skeleton, which can result in osteoporosis. Children are particularly sensitive to Vitamin D deficiency as they require adequate levels for proper skeletal development.
The kit includes: Test cassette, buffer, lancet, alcohol swab, capillary dropper, leaflet, color card.
Preparations: Store the test in the sealed bag at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not use after the expiration date.
How to take the test: Wash your hands and let the bag reach room temperature. Open the bag and take out the test cassette. Place it on a clean surface. Remove the lancet’s cap and use the alcohol swab to clean the fingertip. Pierce the fingertip with the lancet and massage to obtain a blood droplet. Let the blood and capillary dropper come into contact without squeezing. Transfer the blood to the test cassette and add the buffer. Wait for 10 minutes and read the result using the color card. Do not interpret the result immediately or after 20 minutes.
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