Higher Vitamin D levels have been linked to improved:

Bone health
Heart health
Immune Support
 Pregnancy Support

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Why Vitamin D is Important for Your Health

Vitamin D, like many nutrients, is essential for life. Our bodies need it from our environment (sunlight and food in this case) to function. Vitamin D plays an important role in building and maintaining strong bones. But that’s not all. Every cell our body has receptors for vitamin D, meaning it can affect virtually everything that happens inside our cells. Research shows that people with higher blood levels of vitamin D live better for longer, with immune and cardiovascular systems that function better. Build your body’s foundation from the cells up.

 

How it Works

Simple finger poke. No blood draw needed. Collect your sample at home.

step 1

Order

Choose the test service you would like. The sample collection kit typically arrives in 3 to 5 days.
step 2

Collect Sample

Follow the simple kit instructions to collect your sample from the comfort of home. Once you have your sample collected mail it back to our lab with the pre-paid envelope.
step 3

Learn

In 2-4 weeks you will receive an email letting you know your personalized results are ready.

Research shows higher vitamin D blood levels are beneficial.

Your results. Supported by science.

Actionable: Levels change when you change your sun exposure & diet.
Personalized: Personalized recommendations based off your test results.
Certified: Samples are processed in our CLIA certified laboratory.
Validated: Sample analysis traceable to NIST.
Compare: Percentile ranks show you how you compare to your peers.

How can I increase my Vitamin D level?

Your Vitamin D test gives you a measure of the vitamin d your body creates from sun exposure and consumption through your diet or supplementation. Below we provide some information about how to improve your Vitamin D level from the sun, diet and supplements.
From the Sun
Vitamin D3 is the primary raw material to make active and useable vitamin D.  Vitamin D3 is produced when our body is exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet B radiation sunlight).  Our bodies are amazingly efficient when it comes to producing vitamin D3; brief sunlight exposure of the arms and face will enable our body to produce 200 international units (IU) of vitamin D3. The precise amount of vitamin D3 produced will vary depending on factors such as skin type, geographical location, season, and time of the day.  For example, an individual will produce 400 IU of vitamin D3 in Boston, Massachusetts within 8 minutes of sunshine whereas the same individual may only need 6 minutes if they are in Miami, Florida.  Not a huge difference but something to celebrate if you are reading this from South Beach.
Supplements
Correction of vitamin D deficiency is quite simple with the use of over-the-counter vitamin D supplementation.  The American Geriatrics Society recommends vitamin D dose of 800 to 1000 IU by oral supplementation daily to reduce the risk of falls and fractures.  Most pharmacies carry vitamin D in doses of 400 IU to 2000 IU per tablet. Other formulations such as a liquid formulation is available for children and an injection for people with gastrointestinal absorption issues.  People with kidney or liver disease will need to see a specialist because the over-the-counter vitamin D is the inactivated form and in the presence of kidney or liver disease, our body cannot convert this inactivated form to its active metabolite (our liver and kidneys convert vitamin D to its active form). There are virtually no side effects with vitamin D because it is a natural hormone.  The Institute of Medicine recommends an upper limit of 4000 IU of vitamin D per day.   In cases where there is vitamin D toxicity, calcium levels may be too high but this is extremely rare.
Diet
Vitamin D can come from our diet but there are very few foods in nature that contain vitamin D (e.g. fatty fish liver is the best source but who wants to eat that).  The best sources of Vitamin D in nature come from fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel) and small amounts are also found in cheese, egg yolks, sardines and fortified foods.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This test is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or mitigate any disease. This site does not offer medical advice, and nothing contained herein is intended to establish a doctor/patient relationship. OmegaQuant, LLC is regulated under the Clinical Laboratory improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and is qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by OmegaQuant, LLC. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.