Fast and reliable measurements of vitamin- and mineral contents in your own body? With Brightlabs’ new Micro Sampling Kit this becomes a possibility! Just one drop of blood is enough to gain insights in your own health. And to measure is to know, especially when it concerns your own health.
Unique about this Micro Sampling Kit is that you can carry out the test all by yourself. After placing the order, the kit is delivered to your home by letterbox mail. So there is no need to visit a medical facility. The kit contains a small lancet for single use, micro sampling tips (to absorb the blood), a band aid, instructions manual, and a self-addressed envelope. Mail the sampling tips within a day after taking the blood, and within seven working days the results will be available on www.microsampling.nl via a secure and unique code. The Micro Sampling Kit is validated and gives the same results as the tests a general practitioner or hospital would produce, but without a visit to a medical facility.
More and more often we work inside and spend less time outdoors. This is part of the reason why more than 50% of Europeans have a vitamin D deficiency. With our kit, this value can easily be determined.
Direct symptoms of a vitamin-D deficiency are, for example, a decreased immune system, (chronic) energy deficiency, sensitivity to stress, over-sensitive and bleeding gums, and cavities. During longer periods of a vitamin-D deficiency it can affect the muscles, sooner causing muscle cramps and nerve pains.
Coenzyme Q10 plays an important role in our energy production by producing ATP. When we get older, our own Coenzyme Q10 production diminishes, but this also happens when we experience a decrease in our immune system, stress, cardiovascular disease, and the use of cholesterol-lowering medication. Coenzyme Q10 is actually an important substance for our heart, a muscle that has to work hard 24 hours a day. The effect of Coenzyme Q10 is currently widely researched and appears to be an important parameter for a healthy life.
A (lengthy) deficiency of carotenoid means a lengthy deficiency of fruit and vegetables. Eating too few fruits and vegetables is directly linked to a number of diseases of affluence, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Our kit contains the following parameters:
Beta-cryptoxanthin, a measurement for eating enough fruit
Lutein-zeaxanthin, a measurement for green vegetables, such as kale and broccoli
Lycopene, a measurement for red vegetables, with tomatoes as the principal source
Total carotene, as a measurement for yellow vegetables and fruits, such as carrots
Total carotenoid, the sum of the above mentioned carotenoids
Aside from vitamins, minerals are equally important to our health. Here, one tends to think of Calcium for healthy bones and iron for a healthy Haemoglobin level. But trace elements such as Copper and Selenium are also important for a healthy body.
The standards that are used by Brightlabs are based on the average Dutch person. Gender, age, or origin are not taken into account. The advice does not allow for consequences that diseases or use of medication can have on certain blood values. For personal advice you can contact a nutritionist or your general practitioner.