How the test is done
The mineral deficiency test is measured in plasma (blood). The test is done at home and is done so that you, by poking your finger, can collect a few drops of blood and then send it to our lab for analysis. Everything you’ll need to take the test is in the kit that will be sent home to you.
Minerals are incorporated in several metabolic pathways to ensure the normal function of cells. For instance, zinc is crucial for the immune system to produce T and B-cells. Magnesium is also essential for muscle contraction and its deficiency leads to physical and mental weakness as well as hyporeflexia. Sadly, many patients experience vague symptoms for years without being diagnosed with mineral deficiency, but with the help of GetTested’s quick checkup, you will get a full report of your minerals’ status and practical tips to optimize your diet to meet the daily requirements.
Magnesium deficiency – common symptoms
- Impaired sleep
- Twitching of the eyelids
- Muscle cramps / tremors
Zinc deficiency – common symptoms
- Weakened immune system
- Impaired wound healing
- Impaired sense of smell and taste
- Worse hair, skin and nails
- Infertility / impotence / low testosterone
- Impaired vision or night vision
Selenium deficiency – common symptoms
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle pain
- Growing pains
- Restless legs
- Skin problems
*Note – selenium is toxic in too high doses!