With a bounty of vitamins and supplements to choose from, the Kashi Health Nutritional Deficiencies Panel gives insight into how each patient metabolizes vitamins and nutrients differently based on their genetic makeup.
Vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat help to nourish and heal our bodies. Deficiencies in these essential nutrients can contribute to many health ailments such as vision loss, osteoporosis, anemia, and depression. Studies indicate that genetics play a large role in nutritional deficiencies. The information provided in the comprehensive report allows for patients and providers to make informed dietary and supplement choices.
Deficiencies in essential vitamins and nutrients can oftentimes go unnoticed and can contribute to many health ailments such as vision loss, digestive discomfort, osteoporosis, anemia, and depression. Recent and reputable scientific research has shown that individuals’ genes play a large role in these deficiencies. The Kashi Health Nutritional Deficiencies Panel was assembled by a team of researchers who have identified the scientific studies regarding the specific genes that increase susceptibility to nutritional disorders and deficiencies involving Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin D, Folate, and Vitamin B12.
Consider Testing in Individuals with the Following Symptoms or Complaints
- Anemia as evidenced by mucosal or nail bed pallor
- Abnormalities in CBC labs (High or low MCV, low MCH, low HgB, hypersegmented neutrophils)
- Frequent illness
- Night blindness
- Rickets or osteomalacia
- Atrophic glossitis
- Poor response to nutritional therapies
- Poor growth in children
Nutrients affected by the Nutrient Health Panel
|NUTRIENT||EFFECT ON HEALTH STATUS|
|Vitamin A||Impacts vision, immune function, and reproductive health|
|Vitamin B12||Deficiencies of this vitamin may lead to fatigue, weakness, megaloblastic anemia, and depression|
|Vitamin D||Critical to sustaining healthy bones, prevention of depression, and support of the immune system|
|Folate||Required for proper cellular function and the prevention of neural tube defects in utero|
|Iron||Maintaining adequate bodily levels of this important mineral prevents iron deficiency anemia|
Tying it all Together
The genetic markers included in the Kashi Health Nutritional Deficiencies Panel have been rigorously analyzed by our experienced researchers to deliver healthcare providers a deeper understanding of the genetic basis of their patients’ nutritional status, to facilitate more timely and effective care.
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