Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition Deficiency Test

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Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition Deficiency Test

What does it mean to be Vegan or Vegetarian?

Vegan and vegetarian diets have become quite popular for a variety of reasons.  Some focus on the health benefits of limiting or eliminating the consumption of meat and/or animal products.  Others are committed to taking a stance against cruelty to animals.  A vegetarian diet can mean different things to different people.  The most common vegetarian diets avoid consumption of meat altogether but there are variations.  Some eat fish or poultry while others may eat meat only occasionally.  A vegan diet typically eliminates the consumption of meat as well as other animal products including dairy and eggs.  How strictly one adheres to these guidelines will vary from person to person.  

Does being a vegan or vegetarian cause nutritional deficiencies?

Specialty diets that focus on avoiding meat and animal products can have a variety of health benefits.  They are often shown to help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, help manage blood sugar, and reduce the risk of health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.  However, these diets can also lead to deficiencies in vital nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium, vitamin D, omega 3, zinc, and iodine that are often found in animal products.   The health issues caused by the lack of these important vitamins and nutrients can negate the benefits that a vegan or vegetarian diet would otherwise offer.   

Why do I need a Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition Deficiency Test?    

Lack of vital nutrients can lead to a variety of health issues such as a weakened immune system, weakened bones, fatigue, constipation, anemia, and neurological issues.  Sometimes these problems may not immediately be apparent.  Lab testing lets you check your levels and monitor them as often as you like.  If some of your values are out of range, you can take your results and discuss them with your doctor or nutritionist.  Getting tested empowers you to take charge of your health.   

How can I get a Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition Deficiency Test?

Request A Test makes it easy for anyone to order their own lab testing.  We offer 2 testing panels for Nutritional Deficiency.  The Basic Nutritional panel includes 6 common tests to assess your levels of important vitamins and nutrients.  For those who want to be more thorough, we also have a Comprehensive Nutritional panel which includes 12 different tests.  If these panels don't meet your specific needs we also have a full menu with hundreds of tests to pick from.  Placing an order is quick and easy and once your order is set up you can go to the lab that same day or whenever it is convenient.  To get started just call Request A Test at 1-888-732-2348 or visit us online at www.requestatest.com.  

Why Choose Us?

  • Since 2002, we have a proven track record of offering excellent customer service, affordable pricing with no hidden fees, and our enduring commitment to protect your personal information.
  • No doctor's order? (No problem!) Our national physician network provides the required doctor's order for the lab. Insurance is not needed to order lab testing nor will your insurance company be billed.
  • We are partnered with two of the largest CLIA certified labs in the US, to offer you the latest lab testing technology with prompt and accurate results. (These are the same labs used by hospitals and physicians.)
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