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Vitamin D Test


Adequate vitamin D is vital for both physical and mental well-being. It plays a key role in bone strength, supports the immune system, and can positively influence mood. Yet, numerous people in Western Europe live with low vitamin D levels. You can conveniently test your vitamin D levels at home with this simple dried blood spot test.

Test for: 25-hydroxy vitamin D

Test method: Finger prick dried blood spot test

  • Easy to use home test
  • Professional analysis in a certified laboratory
  • Prepaid shipping to laboratory
  • Completely anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions

The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for most people is 10 micrograms. The safe upper limit for vitamin D has been set at 100 micrograms per day. Some individuals need more vitamin D than they can get from sunlight or food. People with a dark complexion, young children and pregnant women benefit from an additional 10 micrograms of vitamin D per day. Elderly people are recommended to receive an extra 20 micrograms per day (Voedingscentrum).

Vitamin D deficiency may have no noticeable symptoms, but is often indicated by symptoms of fatigue or muscle cramps. Other symptoms can also occur, such as;

  • Hypersensitive or bleeding gums
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Bone pain

Vitamin D deficiency is most often caused by inadequate exposure to sunlight or a diet lacking Vitamin D rich foods. Vitamin D supplements can help in case of a vitamin D deficiency. It is also possible to have a vitamin D level that is too high, usually from excessive use of supplements. To learn more, read our blog “How much vitamin D is too much?“.

Most fatty fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel, but also fish liver oil contain vitamin D. Other examples of foods that contain vitamins D2 and D3 are cheese, egg yolks and mushrooms, but in much lower doses.

A vitamin D test provides information about your vitamin D level. Since the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are often non-specific, a deficiency can go undetected. The test results allow you to take appropriate action in the event of a deficiency or overdose. You can also rule out a vitamin D imbalance as a cause of symptoms you may be experiencing if your test result is normal.

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