Nutrient deficiencies have been found to raise the risk for a wide array of health outcomes including the leading causes of death (i.e. cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms, diabetes, and cerebrovascular diseases)1. Therefore, addressing these imbalances is of vital importance. Baze takes this a step further, moving beyond just preventing deficiencies toward the optimization of health and performance for each individual. Baze is all about preventative care.
How our optimization works
In order to truly optimize your potential, we’re not just measuring your nutrient status once and recommend supplements to you. No, Baze closes the loop and reevaluates your status in recurring cycle.
Each individual has a unique response to nutrient intake. These responses vary from person to person and over time for each person – based on the complex interactions of your genetics and environment.
With each cycle, we get a better understanding of how your body responds and continue to adjust your supplements accordingly. Baze evolves with you over time, constantly honing and improving your recommendations to adapt to your changing needs. Our algorithms and team of nutritional scientists also consider your personal wellness goals by taking your priorities into consideration when calculating your specific nutrient recommendation.
What to remember before you take your sample
The sampling process is vital because we can only take care of what we measure. Don’t worry, you don’t have to stick a needle into your arm or even see a doctor. Actually, the home sampling procedure is quite painless and quick. However, there are some things to consider to get the most accurate results possible.
Before you take your sample, please make sure to keep these 4 key things in mind:
- Make sure you have logged into our app. You will need the app to scan your sample-kit to link your kit to you accounts. The app also walks you through your sampling step by step.
- Your blood sampling must be done in the morning in an overnight fasted state. Meaning: no food or coffee after you wake up, water is totally fine. Nutrient intake prior to sampling can distort your actual nutrient values reflected by your status.
- Sampling can only be done Monday to Wednesday. This ensures your sample doesn’t get stuck in a depot over the weekend, returning your sample our lab in optimal conditions.
- Similarly, to ensure your sample arrives at our lab in prime condition, please mail your sample back the same morning as you sample.
How often you need to take a sample
In order to truly optimize your nutrient status, we need to measure your blood values in recurring iterations.
We like to think of your blood sampling in terms of two periods.
- The initial calibration period. We start by doing two tests in the first three months. Once at very beginning and a second test about a month into your supplementation.
- The ongoing maintenance period. We after the calibration period we test once every three months. Our R&D has shown this to be the optimal period for ongoing adjustments. As our lives, habits, and the seasons adjust around us this gives a steady rhythm of data to keep your doses evolving to you needs and keeping your body it it’s optimal zone.
Any questions left?
If any of your questions are still unanswered, we’d love to hear from you. Just contact us through your app.
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