Your longevity guide to TIBC. 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 TIBC?

Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) refers to the total amount of iron that can be bound by proteins in the blood, particularly transferrin. Simply put, TIBC reflects the amount of iron that could potentially be transported by transferrin if needed. 

TIBC is a useful marker in diagnosing and monitoring various iron-related disorders, including iron deficiency anaemia and hereditary hemochromatosis.

How it’s related to your healthspan

Maintaining optimal TIBC levels is crucial for promoting healthspan, as it provides insights into iron metabolism and potential health risks. 

Low TIBC levels often correlate with high levels of serum iron and transferrin saturation, suggesting iron overload conditions like hereditary hemochromatosis or excessive iron supplementation. Chronic iron overload can lead to serious health complications, including liver damage (cirrhosis), heart disease, and diabetes. 

Conversely, high TIBC levels may indicate iron deficiency anaemia, where the body's iron stores are depleted and unable to meet the body's needs for red blood cell production. Anaemia can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and impaired cognitive function, negatively impacting overall health and quality of life.

How to optimise your TIBC results

Optimising TIBC levels involves several strategies aimed at maintaining healthy iron metabolism. 

Consuming a balanced diet rich in iron-containing foods such as lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and fortified cereals can help support optimal TIBC levels. Pairing iron-rich foods with sources of vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables, 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, iron supplements may be recommended under the guidance of a healthcare provider to restore iron levels and improve TIBC. 

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

How to analyse your TIBC

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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