With our sleep and mental wellbeing health blood test, we'll be able to detect any essential vitamin deficiencies that can negatively affect your sleep, mental health and cognitive performance. Studies have shown that vitamins such as B12, D and folate (B9) play a critical role in both sleep duration and quality. Other vitamins, such as vitamin D, go far beyond their role in bone and muscular development, notably its ability to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine that play a significant part in regulating happiness and motivation in individuals.
What we measure
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is required for red blood cell development, cell metabolism, neuron function, and the creation of DNA. Vitamin B-12, along with the other B vitamins, aid in the production of brain chemicals that influence mood and other mental activities. Low levels of vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins, including vitamin B-6 and folate, have been associated with poor sleep and depression.
Folic acid (vitamin B-9) is an essential vitamin found in dark green leafy foods; beans, peas, and almonds as well as fortified foods like cereals and pasta. Consumption of folic acid has been shown to:
- Improve sleep
- Reduced sleep disturbance
- Improve memory
- Improve information processing
- Improve cognitive function
- Create positive change in age-related cognitive issues
- Improve mental function in older people
Low Blood Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective vitamin that helps the immune system, muscles, and brain cells to work correctly. While Vitamin D isn't present naturally in many foods, it can be obtained from fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.
Vitamin D plays a role in regulating several critical genes for brain function. Although Vitamin D is classified as a vitamin, it also functions as a neurosteroid in the brain. Low levels are closely linked to an increased risk of dementia, especially when combined with a lack of antioxidant protection.
While researchers are unsure what directly causes Alzheimer's disease, it is believed that amyloid plaques, which can be found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, may play a role in the prominence of the disease. Higher levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and lower HDL levels (high-density lipoprotein), which carry cholesterol around the body, create more amyloid plaques in the brain, thus increasing the chance of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses like dementia.
High triglyceride levels can contribute to arteriosclerosis, increasing the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and heart disease. Extremely high triglycerides can potentially induce severe pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis).
High triglycerides have also been linked to a higher risk of dementia; a diet consisting of high-processed, refined carbs is one of the most common causes.
At Neuroptimax Diagnostics, our biomarkers offer one of the most promising ways to accurately and reliably indicate the presence of key nutrients and lipids that may inhibit overall brain health and sleep quality and duration.
Our easy and convenient home-based blood test for mental health makes it an easy and convenient way for you to start maximising your performance and start leading a healthier, fitter, and better life.
Optimise your Sleep and Mental Wellbeing Health
You won’t know if certain vitamins, minerals and lipids are affecting your sleep and or mental wellbeing health unless you measure them
Once you know your levels they can be optimised with simple dietary changes or may prompt other lifestyle changes.
Testing your sleep and mental health wellbeing biomarkers every 4-6 months will ensure that your levels stay optimal.
HOW OUR SERVICE WORKS (NEED RELEVANT ICONS)
Order: Choose the test service you would like. The sample collection kit typically arrives in 3 to 5 days.
Collect Sample: Follow the simple kit instructions to collect your blood sample from the comfort of home. Once you collect your sample, mail it back to our lab using the pre-paid envelope.
Get Results: In 2-3 days you will receive an email letting you know your personalised results are ready. You'll also get detailed advice with easy-to-understand graphics for your food, exercise, sleep, supplements, and much more. Take action and track your progress to take your health to new heights.