Your longevity guide to Folate. Gain deeper insights into your health.

Mito Health provides comprehensive biomarker analysis covering 67 key biomarkers. Our detailed reports offer insights into various aspects of your health, helping you make informed decisions.

What is Folate?

Folate, also known as Vitamin B9, is a vitamin that is essential for numerous bodily functions. It mainly plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis, DNA repair, cell division, and growth. It is particularly important during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy and infancy. 

Folate is naturally found in many foods, especially in leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, and whole grains. It is also available in its synthetic form, folic acid, which is often added to fortified foods and supplements.

How it’s related to your healthspan

Adequate folate levels are essential for preventing birth defects, particularly neural tube defects, during pregnancy. Meanwhile, low levels of folate are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, and cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Folate deficiency can lead to megaloblastic anaemia, characterised by fatigue, weakness, and difficulty concentrating. 

Thus, maintaining optimal folate levels can help reduce the risk of these conditions and support overall health, potentially extending your lifespan and enhancing your quality of life.

How to optimise your Folate results

Optimising folate levels can be achieved through dietary choices, lifestyle adjustments, and, if necessary, supplementation.

Incorporating folate-rich foods into your diet is the most natural way to ensure adequate intake. Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are excellent sources, as are legumes such as lentils and chickpeas. Citrus fruits, avocados, and fortified grains also contribute to folate intake. Regular consumption of these foods can help maintain healthy folate levels.

Additionally, managing stress through practices like yoga and meditation can support overall nutrient absorption and utilisation. 

For individuals with increased needs or absorption issues, folic acid supplements may be recommended by healthcare providers. Regular check-ups and blood tests can help monitor folate status and guide any necessary dietary or lifestyle changes.

How to analyse your Folate

Understanding your biomarkers can help detect potential health issues early and guide you in making informed health decisions. Personalised recommendations enhance your overall well-being.

Take the next step by booking your Mito Health Longevity Health Screening today.

What your Longevity Health Screening includes ($499):

  • Analysis of 67 biomarkers
  • Health risk assessments
  • Personalised health recommendations
  • Secure online dashboard to track results

How to book your health screening:

  • Step 1: Register online
  • Step 2: Choose your blood draw location: Home or Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Step 3: Receive results online in 7-10 working days. 

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Why choose Mito Health to analyse your biomarkers?

  • Convenient home-based blood draws or at our Tanjong Pagar wellness studio: Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Expert analysis by our Longevity Doctor Dr Ryan Ware, who personally vets all the results & diagnosis.
  • Actionable insights. You can act on your results with our personalised recommendations to improve your health today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is your health screening claimable by insurance or company benefits?

  • Yes, our health screening is recognised by insurance & corporate companies as a health screening panel. You will be issued an official invoice which can be used to file a claim.

What do I need to take note of before my blood test?

  • You’ll be required to fast 8 hours before the blood draw. Plain water is allowed.
  • No strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the test.

Do I have to fast before the blood test?

  • Yes, you’ll be required to fast 8 hours before your blood draw. Plain water is allowed. 

Do I have to give my urine & stool samples?

  • Yes, you will be required to provide urine & stool samples. Samples can be collected the same day as your blood draw, as the containers will be sent to you in advance. If you’re not able to produce the samples on the same day, they can be picked up on a separate arranged day. 

How long does the health screening take?

  • Just 15-20 minutes! We’ll collect your blood sample & key biometrics. Stool & urine samples can be collected on the same day or in a separate arrangement. 

How often should I do a health screening?

  • Doctors recommend at least twice a year, so you can also measure before & after any health interventions. 
  • Our health screening is also complementary to traditional GP & Hospital health screenings if you have already done your health screening for the year. Our test report offers more in-depth insights & tailored health recommendations. You can view examples of the insights on our demo dashboard here. 
  • Our panel of biomarkers not only extends your lifespan with early illness detection, but they also provide helpful insights to how you can feel & move better. Learn more about our biomarkers here. 

Why is health screening important?

  • Long-term health: Regular screenings can help you stay healthy throughout your life. By identifying and addressing potential problems early on, you can reduce your risk of developing more serious health problems down the road.
  • Early treatment is better: Many health conditions are easier and more affordable to treat when caught early. Screenings can help identify these issues before they become more serious and require more extensive treatment.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing your health status through screenings can be a big stress reliever. It allows you to focus on staying healthy and enjoying life.
  • Think of it as an investment in your future health and well-being. It's a chance to take control and stay proactive about your health.

I have more questions, how do I contact you? 

You can call or Whatsapp us at: +65 8043 0289

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