Vitamin D, Magnesium, Omega 3 Index & TSH Test Kit

$234.00

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This test kit includes:

• Vitamin D
• Omega-3 Index
• Magnesium
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

To test other essential nutrients (selenium, zinc and copper) and toxic minerals (cadmium, lead and mercury), choose the Vitamin D, Magnesium, Omega-3 Index & TSH Test PLUS Elements Test Kit instead.

Magnesium is essential for your brain and bone health, blood glucose control, DNA and genetic material, blood pressure, detoxification processes and for activating vitamin D in your body. It’s believed that about 80% of Americans don’t get enough. And as you age, your body becomes less efficient at absorbing magnesium. This whole blood magnesium test measurement includes the amount of magnesium in your blood cells as well as the plasma/serum, which is a better indicator of magnesium status than the serum magnesium test offered by most doctor’s offices and hospitals. (More information here).

Low levels of magnesium are linked to heart and brain issues, migraines, blood pressure and blood sugar concerns, and insulin resistance.
Magnesium is also a key nutrient in thyroid function and for the production of thyroid hormones. Studies have shown that magnesium may lower thyroid stimulating hormone and improve thyroid function, and have also linked low levels of magnesium to hyperthyroidism. Eight other minerals are also associated with thyroid hormone production, as cofactors in metabolic pathways. Of these eight, zinc, selenium, and copper may also be measured by adding the PLUS Elements test, which also includes toxic minerals lead, cadmium and mercury that can block thyroid hormone receptors and lead to thyroid imbalance.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is considered the most sensitive marker for thyroid screening, and is necessary for the stimulation of the thyroid gland and production of thyroid hormones. When the thyroid is taxed or under-active (such as in hypothyroidism), TSH levels increase in an effort to further stimulate thyroid function and the production of thyroid hormones. Even a borderline-underactive thyroid is associated with certain health concerns, such as fatigue, unexplained weight gain, infertility, and mood swings.

Unfortunately, a deficiency in the building blocks of these hormones (such as magnesium) may lead to an inability of the thyroid to respond to increased levels of TSH, which may lead to further elevated TSH levels.

Want to take this test a step further and find out your blood levels of other important minerals as well as your possible load of toxic heavy metals? Order the Vitamin D, Magnesium, Omega-3 Index & TSH Test PLUS Elements Test Kit instead. Once GrassrootsHealth receives your samples (simply use the included return envelope to mail them back), you’ll be emailed a link to your online test results within 7-10 days.

Questionnaire & Citizen Science

Becoming a participant of GrassrootsHealth means that you are joining thousands of people in collaborating with us on nutrient research. Citizen science welcomes everyone’s participation in the discovery and sharing of scientific knowledge. As a citizen scientist, you’ll help us gain a better understanding of the role of nutrients in health and disease, and use the results to help inform public health officials to create change. Additionally, you can use your results to make informed decisions about nutrients that affect your health.

Here’s to the power of citizen science!

GrassrootsHealth could provide testing without asking you to fill out a questionnaire, but without that data we would have no way of measuring an effect. It would be a public service, especially back in 2009 when we started and it was hard to get a doctor to order a vitamin D test. But we founded GrassrootsHealth for more than testing. We founded GrassrootsHealth based on science, by first gathering together over 40 vitamin D researchers to form a panel of experts, then having those researchers come to a consensus on what the optimal vitamin D blood levels should be for general good health. The consensus they reached was for vitamin D levels to be in the range of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L). By asking about health, nutrient supplementation, and other exposures we can connect each participant’s blood levels with their lifestyle and health status and help guide scientific answers to personal questions. In short, your data matters!