Package Vegan & Vegetarian Diet Check​

With this test bundle we check some of the critical nutrients of a vegetarian/vegan diet in order to identify possible changes or deficiency symptoms in good time and to prevent them.

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, it makes sense to test yourself at least once, if not twice a year, to see if you have adequate iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin D blood levels. Unfortunately, this diet makes it easier to develop deficiencies in these nutrients. Even if you substitute these, it makes sense to check whether you are substituting enough or too little to adjust your recording.

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What will be tested

The following Biomarkers will be tested:

Biomarkers:

Vitamin B12 is crucial for the proper functioning of your nervous system and the formation of red blood cells. Despite this, the body can only use a small part of vitamin B12. Therefore, a vitamin B12 (active) test is performed to measure the amount of vitamin B12 that the body can actually use. This makes this marker more sensitive compared to a total B12 test.

Iron is the most common trace element in the human body. As a cofactor of heme-containing enzymes and proteins, it becomes the most important transport and storage medium for oxygen. Iron deficiency is the most common human deficiency disease worldwide. The most common reasons for this are increased menstrual bleeding and malnutrition (vegetarians and vegans in particular should therefore pay attention to their iron levels).

Vitamin D is used to help regulate the amount of phosphate and calcium in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep skin, teeth, muscle, and bones healthy as well as for a strong immune system. Vitamin D is also important for your mental health as a vitamin D deficiency is linked to depression.

Fats are important sources of energy for our body, which are stored in our adipose tissue and can be released when needed. We mainly absorb fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides from food. This blood lipid analysis offers you a thorough statement of the totality of your blood lipids. Everything you need to keep a close eye on your fat metabolism and fat intake. This includes saturated and unsaturated fats, as well as the bad trans fats, your omega 3 or 6 index and their relationship to each other.