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Active Vitamin B12 testing now available at Modern Wellness

Aug 20, 2019

If you are constantly drained, low on energy, feeling bloated and emotionally low, take a blood test to check the level of Active Vitamin B12 in your body.

One of the most common deficiencies found among people today, Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Since it is only available in animal-based foods, a deficiency is common among vegetarians. Those of us with anaemia are also prone to Vitamin B12 deficiencies, as are many of us on weight loss diets that ignore micronutrients.

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Deficiency can result in cognitive problems, dizziness and numbness and if left untreated, irreversible neurological damage.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a major public health issue and is widespread.

Left untreated, B12 deficiency can result in irreversible neurological damage. Early and accurate detection of Vitamin B12 deficiency is therefore vital.

Diagnosis of B12 deficiency is notoriously difficult; the classic haematological signs and symptoms may be absent or non-specific and currently-used laboratory methods can give misleading results.

The current testing technology is Total B12 which measures both active and biologically inert Vitamin B12. Modern Wellness laboratory uses Abbott’s Specialised Axis-Shield Active-B12 EIA which measures only the bio-active form of the vitamin so offers a more accurate assessment of Vitamin B12 status.

Active-B12 is also the earliest marker of Vitamin B12 depletion.

Early detection of Vitamin B-12 deficiency is vital to avoid long-term progression to irreversible neurological damage.

Order a Home Blood Collection for Active Vitamin B12 testing on 6376916100/6376918118