Charles Dickens famously wrote that the sun brings “new life, and hope, and freshness to man”. But it also gives us something else that we now know has tremendous benefits for our health: vitamin D. The sun is our primary source of vitamin D, and we need it to maintain a healthy immune system, support our muscle function, and maintain good bone health.
However, as we are all aware, the UK has a reputation for being overcast and dreary. For much of the year (especially from September to March) it tends to live up to its reputation. This unfortunately means that we don’t get much sunlight during the autumn and winter, which puts us at risk of having low vitamin D levels.
Low vitamin D levels have been associated with increased chances of infection, muscle pain, and even bone fractures (due to bone weakening). Therefore, getting enough vitamin D is essential if you want to support these important areas of your health.
But how do you know if you have enough vitamin D? The surest way to find out is by using a Vitamin D Test Kit.
The Vitamin D Test Kit
The Vitamin D Test Kit is a simple finger prick blood test you can use to measure your vitamin D levels at home. All you need to do to get a reading is collect a small blood sample, post it free of charge to our accredited UK lab, and you’ll receive your results within 3-5 working days.
Each Vitamin D Test Kit comes with a free phone consultation with a UK doctor who will talk you through your results and give you guidance on what action to take next.
Why should I measure my vitamin D levels?
Vitamin D plays many important roles in the body. As we already mentioned, it helps to maintain a healthy immune system and supports muscle and bone health. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth, the absorption of calcium, and normal cell division.
Therefore, it’s important to know if you have healthy vitamin D levels because it will help you make decisions about your health that ensure your body functions at its best. The vitamin D Test Kit can tell you if you have low vitamin D levels and, subsequently, if you should take a vitamin D supplement to support them.
A vitamin D supplement like Vitamin D Boost is an excellent way to maintain healthy vitamin D levels because it delivers your daily dose of vitamin D in one go. All you need to do is spray it once on the inside of your cheek and the vitamin D is absorbed straight into your bloodstream via the soft tissue in the cheek. Depending on the outcome of your test, the doctor may recommend vitamin D Boost to help you support your vitamin D levels throughout the year.
The bottom line
Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of the immune system, muscle function, and bone health. It’s important to make sure you have healthy vitamin D levels to ensure your body is functioning at its best. The most convenient way to measure your vitamin D levels is with a Vitamin D Test Kit. It comes with a free follow-up phone consultation with a doctor who can talk you through your results and give advice on how to maintain healthy vitamin D levels.