Vitamin D has consequences in many aspects of health and wellbeing.
There are vitamin D receptors in every cell in every organ of our body. Contrary to popular belief, vitamin D isn’t just about bone health - it is actually a hormone that underpins the function of the heart, muscles, immune and neurological functions, as well as regulating inflammation. Low levels may increase the risk of many diseases.
Fitgenes has released a vitamin D personalised genetic variation report which is available via our practitioner network, as stand-alone vitamin D pathway profile for those patients who have an existing Health and Wellbeing profile report.
The report examines the genes from the skin to the vitamin D receptors in the liver and kidneys and the consequences in many aspects of health and wellbeing.
Why is vitamin D important?
Whilst vitamin D is known mostly known for its role in bone health and how it helps the body absorb calcium, new research indicates there are other benefits. Vitamin D also enhances our body's absorption of other vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphate.
Will I know if Im vitamin D deficient?
Mostly likely, no but there are a number of symptoms you can look out for. These include:
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Weight gain
- Poor concentration
- Restless sleep
Why a genetic test for vitamin D?
Vitamin D pathway and genetic variation results offer a personalised understanding the biological process skin, of liver and kidneys. Key benefits for identifying the activity of enzyme found in the skin, liver, kidneys include addressing health issues such as:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Blood sugar dysregulation
- Cardiovascular disease risk
- Crohns disease
- Muscle/bone pain
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gluten sensitivity
- High stress
- Irritable Bowel – IBD and IBS
- Poor dental or oral hygiene
- Unresponsive to Vitamin D supplementation
Vitamin D Genetic Variation Results
The report summarises the genes tested to determine individual vitamin D genetic variation profiles, accompanied by interventions to address your variations. Your practitioner will discuss these with you.