102 – Essential Vitamins 2
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Essential Vitamins 2 panel includes Vitamin D (25OHD), Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Magnesium (Mg) – three essential nutrients that are only obtained through diet – and Total Calcium (tCa). Vitamin D, the most important hormone in the body, is responsible for supporting the innate immune system and has a role in disease prevention and management. Sufficient levels are anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and pro-immunity. Cobalamin is chiefly response for DNA production as a critical cofactor. Magnesium is a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes, and when low those reactions are less efficient. Learn more. VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines for both Vitamin D, B12, and Magnesium.
- Diet Changes
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Inflammatory Disease
- Cancer Patients
- General Wellness – preventative
- PLE Patients
- Patients on NSAIDs or Corticosteroids
Evaluating essential vitamin levels should start once the dog or cat reaches adult stages and establishes their adult diet. Once diet has been stable for 3 months, test baseline vitamins and correct any insufficiencies with supplementation, or consider a diet change if values are considerably low. Recheck intervals are every year once sufficient unless diet or health changes occur.