- Test your vitamin B12 supply
- Test conveniently from home
- Requires only a few drops of blood
- Analysis in a German laboratory included
According to the National Nutrition Survey II, 8% of men and 26% of women in Germany do not reach the recommended intake of vitamin B12. The reason for this is often a vegan or vegetarian diet - but not always. The need increases with age, as does pregnancy, and various intestinal diseases can interfere with B12 absorption.
Determine the concentration of holotranscobalamin, the active form of vitamin B12, in your blood with the cerascreen® vitamin B12 test. This gives you an indication of an undersupply of vitamin B12 and allows you to take targeted countermeasures and prevent a vitamin B12 deficiency.
You take your sample for the cerascreen® vitamin B12 test at home: without hours of doctor's visits and waiting times! The test is a blood test: a small prick in the finger is enough. The analysis takes place in a specialised medical laboratory.
Benefit from our expertise: cerascreen® is the market leader for medical sampling and submission kits in Europe, with 9 years of experience in the development and evaluation of tests. We have developed more than 50 approved send-in test kits (medical devices), evaluate 250,000 samples annually and are available in many European countries.
Typical symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include:
- Nerve complaints such as pain, numbness and tingling
- Fatigue and reduced performance
- Sleep disturbances
- Pale skin
A long-term vitamin B12 deficiency can contribute to the development of serious diseases, for example anaemia, permanent nerve damage, depression, dementia and cardiovascular disease.
Nerve disorders: Vitamin B12 is important for the nerves, and a deficiency can damage them in the long run. This leads to a so-called "peripheral neuropathy", which can manifest itself as tingling, twitching, numbness and pain. With vitamin B12 deficiency, a stabbing pain in the legs is typical, but complaints in the arms also occur.
Headaches: People who suffer from chronic headaches or migraines often had low vitamin B12 levels in studies. Some experts are researching whether it can help against headaches to balance the vitamin B12 level, for example, through food supplements.
Fatigue and exhaustion: Too little vitamin B12 also affects the brain. The result is often severe tiredness and fatigue. Those affected feel lacking in energy and are physically and mentally less capable.
That's why the vitamin B12 test is important
+ Late diagnosis
A vitamin B12 deficiency is often diagnosed late because the symptoms are initially inconspicuous and only become more pronounced over time.
+ Essential vitamin
The body cannot produce vitamin B12 itself, so it is dependent on the supply through food.
+ Vegetarians and vegans particularly at risk
Since B12 is found almost exclusively in animal products, it is important to control it in meatless diets. Other risk groups are people with coeliac disease and pregnant women.
+ Important for cell division and respiration
Vitamin B12 directly influences numerous processes in the body's cells and is involved in energy production, blood formation and growth processes.
+ Hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis.
A regular B12 intake has a positive effect on the production of important neurotransmitters, which in turn influences mood, perception and psyche.