Disclaimer: This post features some gifted items. I would NEVER recommend something I didn’t love and use myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was gifted the new cholesterol, ferritin & mineral deficiency self tests by Cerascreen to review. I have reviewed a couple of their tests before so was keen to try the new ones and see how my vegan diet would hold up. There is much scrutiny by some about this…
A little bit about Cerascreen…
Cerascreen® offers health diagnosis, advice and care from a single source. All easily, conveniently and quickly from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to a simple blood test which you do yourself, an exact result is determined by our lab from just a few drops of your blood. Utilising the data from a questionnaire coupled with the 10 years experience, cerascreen® draws up a results report that is individually adapted to each customer,. It’s clarified in an understandable manner and provides important information and personalised recommendations to improve your health.
After you get your results report, Cerascreen® offers follow-up products and services. So you can get tests carried out, arrange a consultation with our ecotrophologist (specialist nutritionist) or order the appropriate vitamin capsules and dietary supplements in our shop. All services can be utilised from your computer or phone saving time and money.
You don’t have to arrange any appointments, endure any waiting times or travel. You can organise preventative care and receive the appropriate offer with just a click. It’s so easy and convenient.
Whether you suspect an existing food intolerance or allergy, aim to clarify existing symptoms or simply wish to monitor your current vitamin, mineral or hormone balance – they have a test for that!
The Cerascreen Tests Consist Of:
- several pages of illustrated instructions, explaining step by step how a blood sample is taken and how the test is performed
- activation card with test ID for registration
- disinfection cloth, swab, plaster, 2 lancets CE 0344, blood collection tube, transport tubes
- name label
- a return bag, which you can use to send your blood sample free of charge by post to our laboratory
Cerascreen Mineral Deficiency Test – £69
Magnesium, selenium and zinc are minerals vital for your physical and mental fitness. A lack can have serious consequences such as a weak immune system. The Cerascreen® Mineral Blood Test helps you find out quickly and easily whether you are lacking these minerals! The process is pain-free and can be done easily from home.
Check it out here.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 bodily functions. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones and teeth remain strong. Furthermore, it has a positive influence on fat metabolism.
Symptoms: Gastrointestinal complaints such as sickness and vomiting, cardiac arrhythmia, tingling in hands or feet, muscle cramps.
Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It is needed for the body’s defensive (immune) system to properly work. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, healthy skin and the breakdown of carbohydrates. Simply put, your metabolism cannot function properly without zinc.
Symptoms: Appetite loss, dermatitis, diarrhoea, increased susceptibility for infections, mental and psychological disorders, hair loss, reduced sense of smell and taste, delayed wound healing.
Selen is essential for many functions in the body. It plays an important role as antioxidant, for the thyroid gland and for your immune function. It is assumed that it inhibits infections, prevents rheumatism and fights viruses.
Symptoms: Fatigue, reduced performance, white spots on your fingernails, joint pains, pale & scaly skin or male infertility.
Cerascreen Ferritin Test – £34
Losing hair, your head aches and you feel like falling asleep at any moment? Does this sound familiar to you? If yes, then you might suffer from ferritin deficiency (iron deficiency).
Iron deficiency is mostly caused by a low-iron diet. Women need more iron due to monthly menstruation. In men and postmenopausal women, iron deficiency may also be caused internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
- dry skin
- brittle fingernails
- weakened immune system
Worldwide, iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency. Every third person on the globe is suffering from iron deficiency. The symptoms are very diverse and often not directly point towards this diagnosis. Therefore, this deficiency is relatively often recognized rather late.
Iron carries oxygen in the blood to all body cells which is vital for the metabolism of energy in the cells. Too low iron levels are thus causing poor oxygen supply amongst others to brain and muscles.
Check out the ferritin test here.
Cerascreen Cholesterol Test – £34
The Cerascreen® Cholesterol Test is a send-in sampling kit to measure the relevant blood fat values if an increased risk for arteriosclerosis is suspected. The test determines the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides levels as well as the LDL/HDL ratio. The process is pain-free and can be done easily from home.
Check it out here.
Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, in your blood. Elevated triglyceride levels can raise your chance of vessel conclusion and heart disease.
Your heart is constantly pounding heavily and your blood pressure is high, this could be caused by your cholesterol! Cholesterol is often mentioned as a risk factor for heart and cardiovascular disorders as well as strokes. But there are two types of cholesterol – LDL and HDL:
LDL is the “bad” cholesterol because a high LDL level leads to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries. Arteries constrict, blood begins to clot. Over time, blood thickening and artery constriction combine to make a heart attack or high blood pressure more likely.
HDL is called the “good” cholesterol because it carries LDL cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver then removes the LDL cholesterol from your body. This helps to keep the blood vessels clean. High HDL levels reduce the risk for heart disease — but low levels increase the risk.
My Thoughts On Cerascreen & Their New Tests
I love Cerascreen and their easy tests and thorough results pdf. I’ve taken 5 of the tests now and I’ve always been very happy with the service and think they’re very good value for money. Some tests on the market are hundreds of pounds and I’m not sure I would want to gamble on them being better than Cerascreen tbh.
The test are quick, painless & a great way to keep on top of your health. Most of my levels were in the green which means they’re fine but some were boderline. I need to make sure I’m getting enough vitamins and eating less vegan junk food in the future but it’s great to know that I’m pretty healthy without even trying, veganism has that effect on your body.
I highly recommend them and their tests. Want to give them a try? Use my special discount code VEGANBABELIFE10 on your order for 10% off.
Check out Cerascreen! www.cerascreen.co.uk
*I received free products in return for an honest review but this in no way biases my opinion of the brand. This is an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own
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