What are the benefits of Vitamin D?
Our patients continually ask what is vitamin D good for? A lot actually! Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that contributes to many healthy functions of the body including the immune system, blood circulation, heart health, and healthy bones. It also helps the body absorb other vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.
Vitamin D is commonly known as a nutrient that comes from the sun. In reality, the nutrient comes from our bodies, but its creation is activated by sun exposure. It can also be obtained through diet.
However, about 40% of Americans have low vitamin D levels. Insufficient vitamin D can negatively impact your overall health and wellness, which is why vitamin D supplements are quite common!
What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
Side effects of low vitamin D include:
- Fatigue or decreased energy levels
- Depressed mood
- Migraines and headaches
- Sleep problems and insomnia
- Increased blood sugar
- Bone softness or pain
Because vitamin D is essential for many functions in the body, low levels of vitamin D can lead to a host of problems. From your immune system to your bones, vitamin D deficiency has many unpleasant side effects and can even worsen existing medical conditions.
Low levels of vitamin D have also been linked with an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. Eliminating vitamin D deficiencies may also assist with weight loss.
What does vitamin D do?
There are several benefits of vitamin D. It plays a vital role in several bodily systems and is known to aid in bone, brain, and heart health as well as healthy immune system function. After vitamin C, vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for your immune system.
Increased vitamin D levels have been shown to improve symptoms of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
How to get vitamin D?
Medical professionals recommend getting at least 30 minutes of direct sunlight each day for optimal vitamin D production. Most people, especially those with office jobs or living in the higher latitudes, aren’t always able to get adequate sun exposure. Unfortunately, when levels become deficient it is difficult to raise them by sunlight alone.
The nutrient can also be found in foods including many kinds of fish, dairy products, orange juice, and almond milk.
Some people choose oral vitamin D supplements, but these may not be effective enough to raise levels.
The most efficient methods of increasing your levels are vitamin D injections or vitamin drips.
What are the two types of vitamin D?
There are two forms of Vitamin D supplements:
- Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D3 is usually the preferred supplement because it tends to be more effective at raising blood levels of vitamin D.
Why choose vitamin D infusion therapy?
If vitamin D can be obtained through pills and food, why would anyone get IV treatment? Intravenous vitamin D is actually one of those most efficient ways to increase your body’s vitamin D levels! Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it can be stored in the body and is not excreted through urine. A vitamin D drip introduces enough vitamin D into your body to rebuild your reserves.
Vitamin D IV drip vs. oral vitamin D
The problem with consuming vitamin D orally, and even in the form of food, is that it has to pass through the digestive system before being absorbed by the body. Your stomach enzymes break down the food and supplements, decreasing their potency before your intestines can begin absorption.
Intravenous (IV) vitamin D supplementation bypasses the digestive system, introducing the vitamins directly into the bloodstream. From there, your body can carry the vitamin D to where your body needs it most.
Vegans especially benefit from vitamin D supplementation as they cannot eat many vitamin D-rich foods.
What are the benefits of vitamin D IV therapy?
Vitamin D infusions enter the bloodstream rapidly and at full potency. Infusing the vitamin directly into the bloodstream (bypassing the stomach and liver) allows for greater absorption levels.
Based on your medical history and vitamin levels, your vitamin D drip can be customized with other vitamins and nutrients you may be deficient in. IV vitamin therapy is also the only way to get high doses of a vitamin directly into your system. Our IV infusions are also great sources of hydration and electrolytes!
Why trust IV Vitamin Therapy for your vitamin D infusion?
IV Vitamin Therapy is located in an upscale boutique-style medical spa. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of nutrients depending on your health history and goals. IV drip Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious for the entire procedure. After the initial painless pinprick of a needle, the nutrients are allowed to flow into the bloodstream.
Almost immediately after your IV infusion, the nutrients begin working. Many patients use this time to read or work remotely. Modernly designed and calm, our medical offices are the perfect environment for athletes to receive regular IV vitamin infusions.
If you’re deficient in multiple vitamins or have specific wellness goals, our clinic also offers other nutrients, including IV vitamin cocktails. Other available supplements include: B complex vitamins (including vitamin B12, biotin, and folic acid), vitamin C (and additional antioxidants), magnesium, NAD+, glutathione for anti-aging, amino acids, Myers’ cocktail, and IV hydration.
Vitamin D infusion near me
Busy? We’ll come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive IV drips in the privacy of a home or office can choose our popular concierge house call service.
IV Vitamin Therapy is located near Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and can also travel to your home or office. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.
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