Deficient Vegan? Be Sure You’re Not With An At-Home Test
With the vegan diet so often coming under fire for alleged nutritional deficiencies, there’s never been a better time to make sure you’re in the clear.
That said, with so many of us living all-too-busy lives these days — the parents among us especially — making time for multiple medical appointments might seem more trouble than it’s worth.
Fortunately, companies like HealthLabs.com bring the tests to you, meaning you can squeeze this stuff in between breakfast and the fight to keep the finger paints on paper — not the wall — or before your early morning rush through the coffee line and into the office.
The stand-out test from HealthLabs offers at-home kits you can use to check yourself, and your family, of 11 common deficiencies, some of which may be seen in plant-based eaters.
The Vegan Nutritional Maintenance Panel includes everything you need to check one person’s B12, calcium, folic acid, iron, zinc, homocysteine, ferritin, D3, and CBC. While all of the above can either be supplemented or sourced naturally on a plant-based diet, they’re common deficiencies in vegans and nonvegans alike — so rather safe than sorry, at the end of the day.
Whether you boast about your results or not is entirely up to you, though.
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