A quick and easy finger-prick blood test to see if there is a nutritional reason why you may feel tired post-pregnancy.
Number of Test Involved: 3
Looking after a new born can be tiring without a doubt. This post-pregnancy nutrition test includes test for iron storage, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 which can all negatively affect energy levels if low.
Ferritin is a blood protein which contains iron and is used to understand how much iron your body stores.
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 will 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.
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, to name but a few.