Our Mind & Body home blood test has been designed specifically to help improve mental health through nutrition. It measures key nutrients known to have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. These include folate, vitamin B12, iron and vitamin D. People who suffer from depression can be low in folate and B12 levels. Vitamin D is also known for improving mood and recent studies have shown that low levels of iron can cause neurological problems. Make sure you are getting the right amount of these key nutrients and do you, better.
Cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone and plays an integral role in your body’s fight or flight response during a time of crisis. Unfortunately, modern life can be stressful with increasing pressures on trying to balance home and work demands. Lifestyle factors such as poor sleep patterns, a stressful job or difficult personal situation can increase the amount of stress placed on the body and lead to an increase in cortisol. This is important as prolonged stress can prevent cortisol responding in the normal way, and high cortisol can lead to fatigue, anxiety, weight gain and frequent illness.
We have carefully and scientifically created a full range of tests to help you test and track your health, select one of the categories below to find the test that is right for you.