The simple, safe, convenient test requires just a finger stick and a couple drops of blood for analysis
OmegaQuant, the leader in omega-3 testing based in the US, has launched a Vitamin D Test with a sample collection kit that allows you to test from home. The simple, safe, convenient test requires just a finger stick and a couple drops of blood for analysis — just like its range of omega-3 blood tests.
Vitamin D has played a major role in bone health for decades. During the last several years, however, new research has brought to light the crucial role it likely plays in a wide range of other health issues, from cardiovascular disease to immune function to obesity.
Similar to omega-3s, vitamin D has received a lot of attention over the last couple of decades from individuals who are looking for ways to add more to their diets or modify their lifestyle. But how much more? Most people don’t know unless they test their blood level.
Similar to the way the Omega-3 Index Test assesses the dietary intake of omega-3s EPA and DHA, OmegaQuant’s Vitamin D test can track someone’s nutritional status. Vitamin D, like omega-3s, can be an elusive nutrient for many people depending on their diet and where they live, which makes measuring blood levels especially important.
While the issue of protective levels of vitamin D has been hotly debated over the years, many experts believe that having a level of at least 30 ng/mL is the sweet spot for most people. It is easy to correct your vitamin D level in as little as a few months by increasing sun exposure or increasing dietary intake whether through food or supplements.
“Our new vitamin D test works the same way our omega-3 tests do – with a simple finger stick. No blood draw needed. No doctor necessary. No hidden lab fees. And you can collect your sample safely, in the privacy of your own home,” said Jason Polreis, CEO, OmegaQuant.
“We think that vitamin D holds just as much importance as a nutrient as omega-3s. And it suffers from the same issues in terms of intake in that the majority of individuals are falling short. But how short? The only way to know is to test.”