myVeggie Check

This home-based test examines and helps you optimise 3 essential blood levels that are often the cause of nutritional deficiencies in vegetarians and vegans.

  • Laboratory analysis of your blood values
  • Easy-to-understand test results
  • Identification of nutrient deficiencies

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: Having lived happily as a vegetarian for 7 years, I've had hair loss problems lately and often felt down. My boyfriend advised me to check my blood levels. My B12 level was really low. I corrected this and am now 100% again.

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—Energy
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—Mood

Having lived happily as a vegetarian for 7 years, I've had hair loss problems lately and often felt down. My boyfriend advised me to check my blood levels. My B12 level was really low. I corrected this and am now 100% again.
Emily (35, Vegan)
Having lived happily as a vegetarian for 7 years, I've had hair loss problems lately and often felt down. My boyfriend advised me to check my blood levels. My B12 level was really low. I corrected this and am now 100% again.
Emily (35, Vegan)

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What's tested?

Essential Nutrients

Essential Nutrients

Function

Missing essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids in proteins from your diet can have an effect on your energy and well-being. Some plant-based diets may be low in protein or iron, and dietary vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal products.

Biomarkers tested by myVeggie Check

  • SHBG
  • Vitamin B12
  • Ferritin

SHBG (sex-hormone binding globulin) is a protein that transports testosterone and estrogen. Bone density, muscle growth and red blood cell are affected by SHBG levels. High SHGB levels can be an indicator for low protein intake, and reduced bioavailability of testosterone.

Vitamin B12 (or cobalamin) is naturally found in animal products and is essential for your metabolism. Optimal vitamin B12 is important for a healthy nervous system and a deficiency could lead to apathy, depression and poor cognitive performance.

Ferritin levels reflect your body's iron storage. Iron is important for many of your body's enyzmes, and especially for oxygen transport. Low iron may lead to low energy, weakness, reduced performance and concentration.

Science partners

Dr. Fooke Laboratorien GmbH
MRI Max Rubner-Institut
ESG
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Frequently asked questions

Who should take this test?
We recommend this test for:
- Those who consume a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-free diet
- Those who want to maximize their mental fitness and long-term health
- People for whom a balanced diet, personalized to their needs, is important
- Those who want to take charge of their health and proactively prevent illness
- Those who are tired of blindly taking supplements without being sure they're right for their body.
What symptoms does it address?
Common indicators of non-optimal levels and deficiencies of the blood values covered by this test include:
- low energy
- fatigue
- poor cognitive performance
- poor concentration
- weakness
How does it work?
After your test kit arrives in the mail - around 2-3 days after completing your order - you'll take a few drops of blood from your fingertip and send us the sample in a postage pre-paid envelope. When our certified lab partner has completed the analysis - around 2 weeks - you'll receive an email with a link to a profile with your results. In your profile, you'll also find personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
What does it test?
We analyse your blood values and determine whether your values are in their optimal ranges. Having values in these optimal ranges is the key to reaching peak health and performance. If a value is not optimal, we provide concrete nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to get you where your body needs to be.
What kind of results and recommendations will I get?
Our science team - consisting of molecular biologists, nutrition scientists, and doctors - maintains world-class algorithms for nutrition and lifestyle recommendations based on your blood values. Our recommendation engine delivers you the specific recommendations needed to improve your blood values and, more importantly, your health.
Why should healthy people do a blood test?
Blood values are not only important for early detection and prevention of risk factors and health problems. They can also show unexpected and less obvious deficiencies affecting performance and quality of daily life. The human body changes as it ages - therefore regular testing of blood values is strongly recommended.
Why should I pay for a blood test if I can get one for free from the doctor?
Lykon is not a replacement for a visit to the doctor. The blood tests done by your doctor are an absolute necessity for acute problems. However, besides the clinical blood values analysed by your doctor, there are a multitude of other parameters which are crucial for your health but not tested by your doctor. For example, Lykon tests the concentration of vitamins, mineral levels, and amino and fatty acids in your blood. Our recommendations - developed by our health experts - can never take the place of a doctor's advice, but can help you improve for instance your vitamin levels. In addition, the doctor compares your blood values with norm values for the population as a whole. As much of the population suffers from various deficiencies, much of the prescriptive power of these tests is lost. Lykon works with medical studies to define the optimal values for you, to help you achieve your maximum. Blood tests with this scope are not offered free of charge by your doctor - of course, there are tests for a more limited range of blood values which are not supported by public health insurance, but are nonetheless available from your doctor.
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