Frequent feedback from Baze customers is about their desire and excitement for us to expand our Nutrient Test panel to include more than 10 essential nutrients. From the title, you can probably guess that we’re excited to now offer one of the most customer-requested nutrients: vitamin A.
For those who are keeping score, with Baze, you now have the ability to know your blood levels and get context on how the following 11 essential nutrients play out in your health: choline, chromium, copper, magnesium, omega-3, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc.
Benefits and deficiency risk
This fat-soluble vitamin supports eye, immune, bone, and skin health*. Check out Linus Pauling’s comprehensive breakdown of the many functions of vitamin A.
While overt deficiency is rare, our internal research has shown that from the hundreds of samples analyzed, more than 20% were off track in our initial tests, where blood levels were either deficient or in excess. Additionally, NHANES data reports that approximately 46% of Americans do not get enough vitamin A through diet alone.
Testing and supplementing
Baze measures your serum retinol levels (preformed vitamin A) to determine your status, where your optimal state lies, and the supplement, dose, and frequency you need to get there.
We use a combination of two different forms of vitamin A: retinyl palmitate and beta carotene. Both forms are equally successful in helping the body reach optimal blood levels.
What are your vitamin A levels?
If you are a current Baze customer, your next Nutrient Test will include vitamin A in the testing panel. Head over to the Plan section of your Baze app to schedule your restest.
If you’re not a Baze customer yet, now is the perfect time to jump on board. Click here to purchase your Baze Test Kit, which includes:
- Blood collection and certified lab analysis for 11 essential nutrients, including vitamin A.
- A comprehensive Nutrient Report detailing your blood levels, your nutrient status (optimal, deficient, suboptimal, or excess), and how your nutrient levels play into 11 core areas of your health.
- A tailored supplement plan, providing you with the exact dose and frequency of supplements you need to improve your blood levels. Curated by our dietitians, you have the ability to opt into a monthly supplement subscription delivered to your door.
- Our informational Food Guide, where you can map your deficiencies to targeted foods to help you improve your blood levels and feel your best.