Vitamin B-12 Testing
Vitamin B-12 is all about the brain.
Checking your vitamin B-12 and folate levels may give you insight into how you’ve been feeling, and why. It’s also something doctors may check if you’re anemic, have an abnormal CBC test or if you’ve been experiencing signs of neuropathy.
Before you visit the vitamin section and start taking B-12, get tested and review results with a doctor.
Test Smartly Labs is here to run your B-12 test for you.
It’s important to understand B-12 can interact negatively with some medications. You can also determine if you’re suffering from a deficiency before you self-manage your health.
Are B-12 Vitamin Insufficiencies Common?
According to the Mayo Clinic,
“Low levels of a vitamin can result from eating a poor diet or not being able to absorb the vitamins you consume. Older adults, vegetarians and people with digestive disorders such as celiac disease or Crohn’s disease may have trouble getting enough B-12.”
Vitamin B-12 is found naturally in animal products like lean meats, eggs, fish and milk – pretty common foods in the typical American diet.
You may be able to benefit using nutritional supplements for B-12 that can help boost your levels if your report indicates you’re low.