Thriva, founded in 2016, is a company created to provide the world's first preventative health service. Based on the inconvenience of being unable to find out how our bodies are functioning until we are unwell or concerned, I believe this service is very useful.
I was gifted the Baseline Kit, which includes the testing of; Liver Function, Cholesterol, Iron Profile, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. The price of this test is £49.00 per test on a subscription service, every 3 months and you can cancel or pause at any time.
Thriva also provides two other tests; the Essential Kit (Cholesterol & Liver Function) for £24.00 or the Advanced Kit (Cholesterol, Liver Function, Ferritin (Iron), Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Diabetes (HbA1c), Vitamin B9 (folate) for £69.00.
The kit itself arrives neatly packaged in a compact and recyclable box. Inside the box you are provided with info on how to use the kit, a tube for your blood sample, lancets, plasters (with cute smiley faces!), an alcohol swab, a moist wipe and items for returning the sample (with free postage). Once you've taken the sample you must send it back on the same day, so you must take the sample on a weekday.
I received my results from the test 8 days after posting, which you find on your dashboard with a personal comment from the UK registered Dr. Here are my results with the Dr's comment;
These results (particularly the cholesterol) made perfect sense as I have been very slack on exercising and my diet as of late - and it just goes to show the affects that it can have on your body. So, the steps I am taking to improve this are to increase my exercise and improve my diet. High cholesterol can lead to serious problems affecting your heart and circulation, such as heart attack and stroke.
My Vitamin B12 results were also borderline and I was provided the below advice.
These results are a perfect example of the preventative healthcare that Thriva is providing and has been helpful for me to pull my life back on track, health wise.
Overall, I have been very happy with the service provided by Thriva but at the moment I do not intend to purchase a kit as I feel the price is slightly premium and I am unable to fit it into my budget. However, if you are looking for a thorough check of your health for preventative care I would recommend Thriva's service.
*Please note, whilst this product was gifted for review purposes all opinions are true and honest.