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Have your energy levels been lower lately?

Are you feeling more tired than usual?

It is possible that a folate (vitamin B9) deficiency may be the cause. Our Folate Test will let you know whether your levels of this essential nutrient are too low which may be contributing to symptoms such as exhaustion, brain fog or muscle weakness!

Folic acid (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient which supports the body’s ability to produce red and white blood cells. Folic acid is important during pregnancy, adolescence, and infancy because it helps to produce DNA, which initiates fast cell growth. When the body does not have enough of this vitamin a folate deficiency may occur contributing to symptoms such as fatigue, lack of energy and breathlessness.

You should consider testing if:

  • You are trying to get pregnant
  • You are pregnant
  • You have had gastrointestinal surgery
  • You have digestive disorders like Crohn’s or Coeliac disease
  • You are (or were) alcohol dependent
  • You maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet
  • You are experiencing symptoms of anaemia
  • You have a vitamin B12 deficiency
  • You have a seizure-causing condition and are taking anticonvulsant drugs

This test should be taken while fasting, or in other words, before you have eaten or drank anything that morning (other than water).