Immune Booster Plus - What we look for

Iron is a mineral in your body that comes from foods like red meat and or from supplements you take. You need iron to make red blood cells. Iron is also an important part of haemoglobin, a protein in your blood that helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.

An iron test can show if you have too much or too little of this mineral in your system. Low iron levels can be caused by your body have trouble absorbing iron from the foods you eat; Irregular levels can cause symptoms such as tiredness, weakness and lack of energy, dizziness and joint pain.

Zinc is the second most abundant trace metal in the human body and functions as a cofactor in over 300 different enzymes within your body.

It promotes wound healing and regulates immune function, as the body needs zinc for the immune system to work properly. Low levels of zinc can increase the risk of infections.

It serves as a cofactor for numerous antioxidant enzymes and is necessary for protein synthesis and the processing of Collagen – the most abundant protein in your body which has many important functions, including maintaining the quality of your skin. Zinc also plays a role in wound healing, DNA synthesis and your ability to taste and smell.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) Serum
Vitamin B9, also called folate or folic acid, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. Folic acid is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health. It aids in the production of the body's genetic material. It is especially important when cells and tissues are growing rapidly, such as in pregnancy. Folic acid also works closely with vitamin B12 to help make red blood cells and help iron work properly in the body. B9 blood testing is sensitive to recent dietary intake, so it might not reflect long-term

Omega 3 and 6
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are called polyunsaturated fats because they have many double bonds (poly=many).

Your body doesn’t have the enzymes to produce them, so you must get them from your diet. If you don’t get any from your diet, you may develop a deficiency. That is why they are termed “essential” fatty acids. However, these fatty acids are different than most other fats. They are not simply used for energy or stored. They are biologically active and have important roles in processes like blood clotting and inflammation.

In fact, chronic inflammation may be one of the leading drivers of the most serious modern diseases, including heart disease.

It is thought that a diet high in omega-6s but low in omega-3s increases inflammation, while a diet that includes balanced amounts of each reduces inflammation. Those who follow a modern day Western diet are typically eating way too much omega-6s relative to omega-3s. Many believe this is a serious health problem.

It is important that you obtain a good balance of these Omega acids, as too much or too little of one or the other can have adverse effects. Knowing your levels can help you achieve this.

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. B12 is an important vitamin for many basic bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell production, and proper nerve functioning. Low levels of B12 can suggest vitamin B12 deficiency anemia or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

Vitamin D
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. From proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health. We use the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test to measure how much vitamin D is in your body which is the most accurate method of assessment.