A new test that I am recommending to my clients is The Brunel Health Core Ten. This is a finger prick
blood test that looks at ten vitamin and mineral levels, as well as other health markers. The test is a
useful tool for anyone that I suffering with energy level problems, or that want to optimise their
performance and body composition.
Whilst working hard to achieve a physical goal, it’s important to identify if your body has any
deficiencies or out of range levels that need to be addressed to ensure that you can perform
optimally and achieve the best possible results.
The Brunel Health Core Ten test looks at:
Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked low energy levels, poor skin condition and it is also crucial
for skeletal health, overall wellbeing and even mental health. With studies showing that more than
half of the UK population could have inadequate levels of Vitamin D, it can be highly beneficial to
know your level.
Vitamin B12 and Folate (Vitamin B9)
Low levels of these B vitamins can affect our bodies ability to produce healthy red blood cells, new
hair, nail and skin cells. They are also important for optimum energy levels. Often people can be
deficient in B Vitamins due to their diet, or their body’s inability to process B12 from their digestive
system. Some estimates show that up to 40% of the population have a low level of Vitamin B12. The
good news is once we establish your exact level, we can address it quickly through dietary changes
or a supplement protocol.
The test also includes:
Ferritin (live Iron status) – This is essential for energy release and vital cell functioning and is often
tested by professional sporting bodies. This compound represents the level of Iron within the body
and a low level is often the cause of sporting underperformance
Albumin (Protein) – which is important for energy & wellbeing
FT4 & TSH (Thyroid) – crucial measures for your metabolism, weight management and energy levels
Magnesium – which can influence strength and clarity
Calcium – which contributes to bone health, memory and other vital functions
Sodium – an essential electrolyte, particularly useful for efficient muscle action
The test is easy to conduct through a finger prick blood sample, which I can do for you in clinic or
you can complete in the comfort of your own home. The test is only £149 and your results will
include medical commentary from a Brunel Health GP, to help identify which levels could be
improved and which metrics may be affecting your health and wellbeing.