Your longevity guide to Iron Saturation. 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 Iron Saturation?

Iron saturation refers to the percentage of iron-binding sites in transferrin (a blood protein) that are occupied by iron atoms. Effectively, iron saturation indicates how effectively transferrin is transporting iron through the bloodstream to where it's needed in the body. 

For instance, if your iron saturation is 50%, it means half of the available binding sites on transferrin are carrying iron. 

This biomarker is essential for assessing iron metabolism and can provide insights into potential iron deficiencies or excesses.

How it’s related to your healthspan

Maintaining optimal iron saturation levels is crucial for promoting healthspan, as both low and high levels can lead to health issues. 

Low iron saturation, often indicative of iron deficiency, can result in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and impaired cognitive function. Chronic iron deficiency can lead to anaemia, a condition where there are insufficient healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, leading to reduced energy levels and overall diminished health. 

On the other hand, high iron saturation, particularly in the context of hereditary hemochromatosis or excessive iron supplementation, can lead to iron overload. This condition can damage organs such as the liver, heart, and pancreas, and increase the risk of serious conditions like liver cirrhosis, heart disease, and diabetes.

How to optimise your Iron Saturation results

Optimising iron saturation levels involves several strategies, starting with ensuring adequate nutrition. Consuming a diet rich in iron-containing foods such as lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, lentils, and fortified cereals can help maintain healthy iron levels. Pairing iron-rich foods with sources of vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, and broccoli, can enhance iron absorption. Conversely, avoiding excessive intake of iron-blocking substances like tea, coffee, and calcium supplements during meals can help maximise iron absorption. 

For individuals at risk of iron deficiency or anaemia, iron supplements may be recommended under the guidance of a healthcare provider. 

Managing stress effectively through relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga can also play a role in optimising iron levels, as chronic stress can affect nutrient absorption and utilisation.

How to analyse your Iron Saturation

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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