Vitamin B-12 Testing
Vitamin B-12 is all about the brain.
From your memory to your moods, checking your vitamin B-12 and folate levels may give you insight into how you’ve been feeling, and why. It’s also something doctors may check if you’re anemic, have an abnormal CBC test or if you’ve been experiencing signs of neuropathy.
Before you hit up the vitamin section and start taking B-12, check your levels first and review them with a doctor.
Test Smartly Labs is here to run your B-12 test for you.
It’s important to know B-12 can interact negatively with some medications. Plus, it’s important to know if you’re suffering from a deficiency before you self-manage your health.
Is a B-12 Vitamin Insufficiency Common?
According to the Mayo Clinic,
“Low levels of a vitamin can result from eating a poor diet or not being able to absorb the vitamins you consume. Older adults, vegetarians and people with digestive disorders such as celiac disease or Crohn’s disease may have trouble getting enough B-12.”
Although B-12 may be a common occurrence in some, it’s also found naturally in animal products like lean meats, eggs, fish and milk – foods common to many diets.
There are additional products on the shelf in supermarkets and nutritional supplements for B-12 that can help boost your levels if your report indicates you’re low.