It has long been known that consumption of certain foods can have a profound effect on our physical and psychological well-being. This is even more prevalent in todays' world with the huge consumption of processed foods.
The test is a simple finger prick blood test. We develop the test in the clinic and you will receive your results during your appointment. With advice as required.
Problems or symptoms of intolerance may be seen as:
Respiratory - rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma
Musculoskeletal - arthritis, joint pains, aching muscles and weakness
Gastrointestinal - vomiting, bloating, cramping, excessive wind, water retention, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, weight control and colic
Central Nervous System - migraine, headache, impaired concentration, mood changes, depression, fatigue and hyperactivity
Dermatological - urticaria, eczema, itchy skin and other rashes
Symptoms can appear up to three days after eating the "offending" food and can last for weeks. This is why it is so difficult to identify food intolerances by keeping food diaries as we are often unable to pinpoint the cause.
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We live in stressful times; hectic work and home lives and often little time for ourselves. sometimes we make poor food choices and lack essential nutrients in our diets leaving us feeling tired and depleted.
Vitamins D is needed to maintain strong bones, helping the body absorb calcium. There is also evidence that Vitamin D may reduce many types of cancer, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases, as well as, protecting older adults from osteoporosis and the onset of dementia.
Vitamin D3 deficiency has also been linked to gut health and IBS.
Vitamin B12 helps make DNA and keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, whilst, also helping prevent a type of anaemia that makes people tired and weak. Many celebrities already openly admit to have regular vitamin injections to prevent them from becoming run-down and tired.
Vitamin B Complex
Keeps our bodies running efficiently. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel allowing us to stay energised throughout the day. Helps maintain healthy skin, hair and weight.
Biotin (Vit H)
Biotin assists the metabolism of fatty acids, carbohydrates and protein. It may benefit the strengthening of keratin for hair and nails.
Also known as ascorbic acid is a great immune booster and antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals and protect us against oxidative stress and damage. Free radicals speed up the aging process, Vit C is required for collagen synthesis.
Some GP's will take bloods to ensure your vitamin levels are within therapeutic ranges, if this is not possible we can give you details for a laboratory to ensure you are within safe levels. Costs start from £42
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