AVOID AN OVERSUPPLY OF IRON

Iron Sensor

The Iron Sensor provides information on whether the body absorbs too much iron and whether the risk of hemochromatosis is increased.

Iron is indispensable for the oxygen supply.

Iron is a trace element that plays a vital role in the human body. In addition to its participation in various metabolic processes, it is an essential requirement for the formation of hemoglobin.

Thus, iron is directly involved in the storage and transport of oxygen. A sufficient uptake of this trace element is therefore indispensable for a functioning organism.

An oversupply of iron is dangerous

As crucial as iron may be for the body, a possible oversupply is also dangerous. An increased iron level can have serious long-term consequences for health and cause permanent organ damage.

People suffering from hemochromatosis are particularly at risk in this context. This is a hereditary disease that leads to increased absorption of iron in the small intestine. A genetic test can help to diagnose this so-called iron storage disease at an early stage.

How our Iron Sensor works

For our Iron Sensor, our laboratory analyses the blood sample obtained and examines the three genetic variations that play a role in the uptake of iron from food.
This allows us to see if the body is ingesting too much iron from the diet and has a hereditary iron storage disorder.

After the successful completion of the analysis, we prepare a written evaluation in which we present the results of our test in detail. In this context, we assess the risk of contracting iron storage disease and give individual recommendations for action based on the test results.

Thus, our Iron Sensor can make a valuable contribution to health prevention and help to prevent an oversupply of iron and the associated, significant organ damage.

The Iron Sensor at a glance:

  • Analysis of the three genetic variations relevant for iron uptake
  • Review of the risk of contracting hemochromatosis
  • Reliable examination by our laboratory
  • Written evaluation of the test results
  • Individual recommendations for iron uptake based on the results

← Download the sample report

After a successful analysis, we summarize the individual results in a detailed result report – similar to the one shown in this demo.

You will also find information on the analyzed genes and the underlying science in this demo.