BONE SHOP | Vitamin D Profile Test
Vitamin D is now seen as a hormone. It's involved in so many key processes in the body including strong bones, blood sugar regulation, thyroid hormone activation, immune system function, mood enhancement, and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Because vitamin D is so vital to the body, we encourage you to measure and track your vitamin D levels every 6-12 months to ensure they're within the optimal range, not just the normal range. The normal range ends at 45, while the optimal range is between 60-80. Some doctors even suggest higher than 80. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that is can become toxic at high amounts.
This Vitamin D Profile gives you a comprehensive overview of your Vitamin D levels. It measures both forms of Vitamin D, namely 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
If you have a medium to high impact genetic variation on your VDR gene, this test will help you measure whether you're taking enough vitamin D3 for optimal functioning or whether you are drifting into toxic levels.