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Vital Check Exclusive
Vital-check exclusive is a comprehensive laboratory analysis for the early detection of health and functionality risks of the organs. Analyzing for micronutrient and hormone deficiencies can lead to precise therapeutic treatment. A preventive check-up for maintaining a high level of mental and body fitness and optimizing quality of life.


Metabolic Parameters
Gamma-GT, GOT and GPT are important enzymes to assess liver metabolism.
Excessive Total Cholesterol and elevated LDL are risk factors for arteriosclerosis. HDL lowers the risk of hardening of the arteries.
Excessive Lipoprotein concentration is considered an important independent risk factor for coronary heart disease and heart attack.
Apolipoproteins are transporters of lipids in the blood. Apolipoprotein A is found in HDL (high density lipoproteins) and is considered beneficial as it protects from arteriosclerosis.
Apolipoprotein B is a component of LDL (low density lipoproteins). Excessive levels raise the risk of arterio-sclerosis.
An excessive concentration of Uric Acid in the blood increases the risk of coronary heart disease.
The parameters Fibrinogen, Ferritin and hsCRP are indicative of an inflammatory state.
BNP in the blood correlates well to weakness in the heart muscle. D-Dimer develops with the breakdown of fibrin and allows a thrombosis risk assessment.
The level of Creatinine in the blood is a good measure of the functionality of the kidneys.
HbA1c is a reliable parameter of the glucose level in blood and therefore suitable for long term monitoring the effectiveness of blood sugar controllers. It is the so-called “memory of glu-cose level of the red blood cells”.
Elevated concentrations of Homocysteine are considered a risk factor for diseases of the venous system.  
HOMA calculations give an estimate of resistance to insulin and for the function of the insulin secreting beta cells of the pancreas.



Hormones
Known parameters of thyroid function are TSH, fT3 and fT4. Both hypo and hyper thyroid functionality may accelerate aging-related processes.
Cortisol is an important metabolic and stress hormone. Chronic high levels of cortisol can cause obesity, osteoporosis, unhealthy skin, impair wound healing, etc.
The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone system is important for regulating fluid balance and blood pressure.
The sex hormones Estradiol, FSH, LH, Testosterone play an important role in body shape, tight body tissue, physical activity and memory.
The sex hormone SHBG binds globulin and is the most important transport protein for testosterone and estrogen.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (-sulfate) is an important precursor of female and male sex hormones and is the hormone with the highest concentration in blood. DHEAS levels decrease with age and as the ratio of cortisol to DHEAS increases, so the risk factor for cardiovascular diseases does.



Micronutrients
A low concentration of Alanine suggests instability of the glucose level in blood.
Arginine is an important amino acid, it regulates blood flow. It is also important for immunocompentence and ammonia detoxification.
Aspartic acid is important in ammonia detoxification, as well as the tricarboxylic acid cycle or Krebs cycle (energy production). Low aspara-gine levels are indicative of bodily fatigue.
Citrulline is a precursor of arginine. A low citrulline concentration is often indicative of dysfunction of the small intestine.
Cysteine is required for detoxification performed by the liver, for maintaining the redox potential in the cells, for an active immune system and the composition of skin, hair, nails, etc.
Glutamine is an essential nutrient for cells of the immune system and for intestinal cells.
Glutamic acid is the hub for amino acid metabolism. Excessive concentrations may cause damage to the nervous system.
Glycine is a building block for numerous natural molecules, an important neurotransmitter with relaxing and anti-spasm properties. Glycine also has anti-inflammation properties.
Histidine is important in the production of metal-containing molecules such as haemoglobin. It is a precursor of histamine.
A group of branched-chained amino acids like Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine are necessary for metabolism in the muscle and for the synthesis of protein in the muscle.
Lysine is an important part of collagen and elastine and also a precursor in the development of carnitine.
Methionine is a sulphur-containing amino acid that is important in numerous metabolic reactions. A deficiency of methionine favors the development of a fatty liver and impairs the creation of neuro-transmitters.
Low levels of Ornithine may indicate liver dysfunction.
The amino acids Phenylalanine and Tyrosine are precursors of adrenaline, noradrenaline and the thyroid hormones. Deficiencies may lead to brain dysfunctions and fatigue.
Proline is essential for the development of connective tissue and wound healing.
Serine is a precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and for developing myelin sheaths.
Taurine is an amino acid with numerous properties. It has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, stimulates the immune system and is a neurotransmitter with a soothing effect on the nervous system.



Vitamins
Vitamin A is essential for correct cell development and the functioning of the sensory organs.
Tryptophane is important for the regulation of mood, for the sleep-wake cycle, etc.
Carnitine is absolutely essential for the generation of energy from fat.
Glutathione is one of the most important molecular regulators in cell metabolism and for the immune system.
Vitamin C is the most important water soluble antioxidant and plays an important role in numerous metabolism processes.
Vitamin E is the most important lipid soluble antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates the immune system and works to protect the blood vessels.
Vitamin D is not only important in metabolism in the bone, but also for the heart muscle, the immune system, skin metabolism, musculature, the nervous system, etc.
Vitamin B1 is crucial for the metabolism of carbohydrates. Even the slightest vitamin B1 deficiency can lead to brain dysfunction.
Vitamin B2 is important for the detoxification capacity of the liver, the generation of energy in the cells and maintaining the redox potential, among other things.
Vitamin B6 is the most important vitamin in the metabolism of amino acids and in metabolizing substances in neurotransmitters. A low concentration of vitamin B6 can lead to poor immunocompetence and increased risk of arterio-sclerosis.
The vitamins Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid are necessary for the production of neurotransmitter substances. A deficiency leads to brain dysfunction, mood disturbances and deterioration of the blood vessel walls.



Electrolytes, Minerals, Heavy Metals
These electrolytes Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium are essential for the regulation of the body fluid balance and for the proper functioning of the nerves.
Iron is an important trace element for blood formation, for energy generation by the cell and the detoxification capacity of the liver, among other things.
Zinc is important for the immune system, skin metabolism, proper wound healing, liver metabolism and for gas exchange in the lungs.
Selenium is an important anti-oxidative trace element; it reduces damage caused by free radicals and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Chromium is essential for insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation.
Copper takes part in the metabolism of neurotransmitters, the development of connective tissue, skin pigment, and the body's own defense system against free radicals.
Manganese plays a major role in the antioxidant protection of mitchondria (the cellular energy producer), is important for the growth of connective tissue, blood sugar regulation and for ammonia detoxification.
Excessive concentrations of heavy metals like Mercury, Lead and Aluminium can cause dysfunction in the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the nervous system.