TEST / IMMUNITY PROFILE
Your natural defenses
at your service
The most efficient tool in our arsenal against infectious disease is our immune system. Through a proper intake of micronutrients, and the correction of potential deficiencies, it can be reinforced so as to help it stave off infection.
Strengthen your immunity
Our COVID-19 Immunity test includes a set of 5 key biomarkers known to support your immune system (vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, copper, selenium) with personalized actionable recommendations to help you to prevent the effects of a next potential viral infection. It also tests for the anti-SARS-COV-2 IgG antibody to help you identify past infection, and to determine if your body has developed antibodies after vaccination.
Our collection kit includes all the necessary material for the easy collection of 4 drops of blood, namely a dedicated blood collection device, two lancets to prick your finger, two alcohol pads, one gauze pad, two bandages and one prepaid return envelope.
5 biomarkers & anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
The biomarkers measured by our Immunity Profile, namely vitamin D, zinc, copper, selenium and magnesium, are all essential to a well-functioning immune system. The test also includes measurement of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies level to determine prior infection status.
Zinc is crucial for the normal development, activity and functioning of immune cells and therefore plays an essential role in immunity (e.g. wound healing, fighting off bacteria and viruses). Adequate levels of zinc may contribute to reducing the incidence of pneumonia (a serious complication of the COVID-19), especially in the elderly and those who are deficient in zinc.
Signs of deficiency
Hair loss, poor wound healing
Shellfish and seafood (e.g. oysters), red meat, poultry, legumes
Amino acids are the components of proteins. There are 20 of them and 9 of them are said to be essential, i.e. the body is not able to manufacture them. It is therefore important to ensure sufficient intake through the diet. Amino acids are involved in muscle development, skin, hair and nail renewal, hormone and antibody production, and the transmission of nerve messages.
Fatty acids are the components of fats. There are several families of fatty acids, all playing important roles: source of energy, brain development, proper functioning of the heart and immune system, composition of cell membranes, participation in the formation of hormones, etc.
Vitamins are essential because the body cannot produce them (with a few exceptions). They do not provide energy but are involved in many processes in the body, such as the formation of red blood cells (blood), the proper functioning of the heart, muscles, nervous and digestive systems. They also play a role in making DNA (the molecule that makes up our genes) and protecting our cells. Our body has limited reserves for some vitamins and in certain situations (stress, overwork, intensive sports, illness, etc.), our needs are increased.
Minerals do not provide energy to the body but fulfill essential functions, such as development and renewal of our skeleton, muscle and heart contraction, exchanges between cells, formation of proteins (e.g. for healing, immunity, oxygen transport in the body), transmission of nerve impulses, maintenance of acid-base balance, etc. Some minerals, known as trace elements, are only needed in very small quantities but are no less essential.
Hormones are chemical messengers manufactured by the body that are important for health but also for supporting athletic performance. They play an important role in the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) and influence the production of certain proteins, such as proteins for building muscle.
A quick and simple test . . .
We imagine a world where everyone has access to affordable blood testing, allowing them to take control of their health through actions destined to improve or maintain it based off of understandable and personalized information.