Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction – Keeping it “Brief”

Research is mounting showing a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and erectile dysfunction (ED). In addition, those with ED are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. All of these diseases are linked to vitamin…

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Vitamin D 25 (OH) Blood Spot Test Kit

Vitamin D testisng is used to:

  • Determine if bone metabolism is compromised or if abnormal metabolism of calcium is occurring as a result of a deficiency or excess of vitamin D.
  • Monitor parathyroid functioning since PTH is essential for vitamin D activation.
  • Screening for those who are at high risk of deficiency that may results in osteoporosis or other endocrine disorders.
  • Monitor disease processes that interfere with fat absorption, such as cystic fibrosis and Crohn disease. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is absorbed from the gut.
  • Overall health and wellbeing!

Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy

This blood test measures Vitamin D 25 (OH) levels. Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin D is a fat-soluble prohormone that the body can synthesize as Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UBV) rays from the sun. Vitamin D is needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium and phosphorus it needs. It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation.

Vitamin B12 & Folate

This blood test measures both Vitamin B12 and Folate levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Adequate levels help to protect from…

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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

This blood test measures Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is a water-soluble vitamin, which plays a crucial role is in the production of energy by supporting mitochondria, as well as the oxidation-reduction process needed for metabolism. A deficiency of Vitamin B2 can cause inflammation of the lining of the mouth and skin.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

This blood test measures Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Vitamin B6 is needed to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy immune and nervous system. Vitamin B6 appears to offer significant protection against the development of diabetic nerve disease (neuropathy).

Vitamin C

This blood test measures Vitamin C levels. Vitamin C is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant that boosts the immune system by offering protection to proteins, carbohydrates, and helps shield DNA from free radical damage. A research study done in the Netherlands showed that people who had a higher intake of Vitamin C and E had a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the synthesis of collagen and neurotransmitters and boosts glutathione levels.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

This blood test measures Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) levels. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) was the first B Vitamin discovered. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function.