Originally Posted by Arrowwind09
and you might be interested in this study Ted, if you haven't already seen it.
There is a lot of stuff like that around. It just about once or twice a week a new paper is published showing Vitamin D deficiency in rife in adolescents throughout the globe.
It would be more interesting if someone was bright enough to suggest that teenagers took an EFFECTIVE amount of vitamin D to prevent them being vitamin D deficient.
and do you know anything about this company and the lab work they provide?
I like the look of the tests they offer but the micronutrient vitamin test profile is �251 in UK money, so although it sounds great and it would be very helpful knowing which vits/mins you needed to correct, it's a lot of money to invest.
I don't think it's necessary for everyone as I think with most vitamins/minerals you can work out pretty well from food databases where you may be short.
I think a 25(OH)D check a couple of times a year is worth it to make sure you get your levels above 60ng/ml but once you've understood how much D3 your body requires to stay at a safe level I don't think you need to do this every year. My levels seem to stay about the same now I've got my intakes sorted. But it's quite interesting to me so I continue.
I'm thinking about the omega 3 <> omega 6 ratio test.
We can get these in the UK now for �50
but as I've been consuming omega 3 and avoiding omega 6 for some time I feel it would be money down the drain, but if I had �50 to spare it would be interesting to find out for certain. I'd also like proper breakdown of cholesterol into measured rather than calculated ldl's but that's not readily available in the UK.