Iron is an essential element in your body, with over 70% found in the composition of blood. We will look at your iron levels, how your diet plays a vital role and set out in your report what this means for you.
Many factors, such as environmental, can alter your iron levels. Our kit and report is designed to help you understand your results and how best you can ensure a stable level of iron in your body.
Once you've received your results, you can choose to discuss your requirements with medical specialists, dieticians and nutritionists to help you navigate your way around your report.
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Iron is the most abundant transition metal in the human body, followed by Zinc and Copper.
Order your testing kit online and we'll process it the same day on a 24 hours delivery.
Collect your sample following the instructions provided with your kit. Send the sample to the lab using the return prepaid envelope.
When your results are ready to view online, you will be notified by email and a member of our support team will contact you as well.
Iron deficiency has many causes. These causes mainly fall into two categories:
Increased iron needs — this may be related to different conditions such as pregnancy (pregnant women have higher iron needs), and people with frequent blood losses because together with blood, iron is also lost. Increased blood loss can occur with heavy menstrual periods, frequent blood donations, as well as with some stomach and intestinal conditions (food sensitivity, hookworms etc.)
Decreased iron intake or absorption — the amount of iron absorbed from the diet depends on the food source (iron from animal sources is absorbed two to three times more than iron from plants); some substances, eg. calcium, decrease iron absorption from a meal. However, for healthy individuals who consume a varied diet, the amount of iron inhibition from these substances is usually not a concern.
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