After a much anticipated wait, Vitamin D Testing is available at Get A Drip!
Get A Drip has been offering Vitamin D Booster Shots for as long as we’ve been open and, finally, we are able to test your Vitamin D levels and give you a personalised Vitamin D recommendation!
Why test your Vitamin D levels?
Research shows that Vitamin D is important for general health and wellness. Vitamin D is produced in the skin via exposure to the sun, but in the UK more than 50% of the population don’t make enough Vitamin D, and in the winter the Government advises that we should all supplement with Vitamin D because most of us are deficient, when sunlight levels are so weak that we cannot produce Vitamin D even when outside. Even in the summer, Vitamin D deficiency is common due to the use of sunscreen and spending a lot of time indoors.
According to the NHS, Vitamin D is needed to regulate calcium and phosphate in the body which is imperative for bone, teeth and muscle health. Not getting enough Vitamin D may result in you being more susceptible to getting ill and if left untreated, can lead to a slew of health problems.
Signs you may have a Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiencies are very common in the UK due to the mild climate and lack of exposure to the sun. If you have any of the below symptoms, you may be suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency.
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Getting ill often
- Poor immune system
- Bone and back pain
- Muscle pain
- Hair loss
Certain people are also more likely to be Vitamin D deficient, for example:
- Elderly people
- People with dark skin
- People who are overweight and obese
How does Vitamin D testing work?
The process is super simple. Our medical staff will conduct the Vitamin D test with an easy finger prick test. You will have your results within 15 minutes and they will give you a personalised Vitamin D recommendation based upon your reading. If you’re in need of Vitamin D, we can administer a Vitamin D Booster Shot so your Vitamin D needs are taken care of for a whole month- no need for your daily tablet!
How much is a Vitamin D test?
At Get A Drip, we pride ourselves on making optimum nutrition accessible to everyone. Vitamin D tests are £35
How do I book my Vitamin D test?
You can book your Vitamin D test here! We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
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