Vitamins are critical to your overall health, and vitamin deficiency is actually the underlying cause of many common ailments like poor vision, fatigue, and hair loss. Long term vitamin loss can even leave the body vulnerable to life threatening infection and disease. This is why the team at Hermann Weight Loss offers a state-of-the-art vitamin testing program in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas.
Vitamin testing only requires a simple blood sample in order to assess the natural levels of vitamins in your body. Our lab partners, Genova and Spectracell, can test for over 100 different items in order to help us assess your health.
The Importance of Vitamins in the Body
The 13 essential vitamins, including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K play central roles in your body’s main functions like metabolism, immunity, and digestion. Each vitamin is also responsible for specific tasks that keep you healthy. Vitamin A, for example, helps create healthy eyesight, skin, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C encourages healthy tissue development and iron absorption, while the eight B vitamins maintain brain function, energy, the entire central nervous system, and so much more.
Dangers of Vitamin Deficiencies
When your body lacks the proper levels of even one vitamin, it can create major health problems. Even if you eat a well-balanced diet and take a daily multi-vitamin, you are still at risk of vitamin deficiencies because the problem is often caused by the body’s inability to absorb or utilize nutrients. A deficiency in vitamin B12, for example, will cause fatigue, memory loss, and even trouble with walking, while chronic calcium deficiency results in weak bones and osteoporosis.
Vitamin Testing at Hermann Weight Loss
If you are experiencing questionable symptoms like prematurely aging skin, daytime fatigue, irritability, oral ulcers, poor vision, hair loss, yellowish skin, or facial swelling, turn to Hermann Weight Loss for vitamin testing. We will take a blood sample and identify exactly which nutrients your body is lacking, then design a customized nutritional and supplement program to help you resolve your deficiencies and regain your health.
Vitamins interact with the body and each other in complex ways, so trust Dr. Hermann and her team to advise you on the best way to resolve your vitamin deficiency problems. Click here to request a free consultation.