Triglycerides are the body’s storage form of fat. Most triglycerides are found in fat (adipose) tissue, but some circulate in the blood to provide fuel for muscles to work. Extra triglycerides are found in the blood after eating a meal — when fat is being sent from the gut to fat tissue for storage. Triglycerides are a form of lipid (fat), and are therefore included as part of a lipid profile.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is sometimes referred to as “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is sometimes referred to as “good” cholesterol – it absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver, which in turn, “flushes” it from the body. High levels of HDL cholesterol can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Non-HDL cholesterol is the amount of “good” cholesterol, subtracted from your total cholesterol number. This will leave you with the amount of “bad” cholesterol.
Ferritin is a blood protein which contains iron and is used to understand how much iron your body stores.
Vitamin B12 active
Vitamin B12 performs several important functions in the body to keep the nervous system healthy. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 may cause extreme tiredness, a lack of energy, muscle weakness and problems with vision.
The main role of vitamin D is to help regulate the absorption of calcium, phosphate and magnesium. Vitamin D is vital for the growth and health of bone; without it, bones would be soft, malformed and unable to repair themselves normally. For most people, the majority of vitamin D is formed following the action of sunlight upon the skin but is also found in a small amount of foods.
Folate is a B vitamin obtained from food which helps create genetic material in the body including DNA. Folate deficiency has negative consequences for health.
Magnesium is a mineral found in food which is involved in many processes in the body including blood sugar levels, blood pressure, bone health and cardiac function. Low levels can cause you to feel weak, energy-less and nauseous.