What in the world is a Vegan Blood Test?
If I’ve heard it once, I have heard it a million times. How can you get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs if you don’t eat meat? You must be so tired all the time.
First of all, I feel just fine. I try to eat plant based foods, with some good vegan proteins and am always conscious of what is on my plate. But I have to admit I have wondered if I had any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. I tend to have pretty good energy and haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary, but ya know…I was curious.
Recently I came across a company that offers blood panel tests specifically targeted towards plant based eaters that helps pinpoint any sort of vitamin or mineral issues. The company is called Health Labs and I will drop a link here. They are actually the very first to develop tests just for vegans and those considering veganism.
Now I know there are MANY food/allergy/vitamin tests out there. Some of them you even do yourself at home with either a saliva swap or finger prick. However, this test is not like this. Once you order your Vegan Test, you can pick from a list of approved labs in your area. You are also required to fast for about 12 hours before the actual blood test.
Within just a few days I was able to get my results and I was actually pretty surprised! My iron was within normal ranges ( I have struggled with anemia before) , my Vitamin B12 was good too (most plant based eaters have low B vitamins) but my Vitamin D was low. Now, I live in a place that is a pretty high altitude but it snows alot in the winter. In the summer, we get plenty of Vitamin D, but I hadn’t even thought about it until my results came back. I have to say it was a very thorough test, more accurate than the other “online” tests I have done before and my results came back quickly.
If this sounds like something you are interested in doing I will drop their contact info below. Also if you mention you ready this blog they will give you 25% off your entire order.
All tests are available online at www.HealthLabs.com or by phone at 1-800-579-3914 and they have health specialists are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
Cheers to your health!