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.
In our kit, 8 elements are assessed: