What are the benefits of Vitamin D?
Our patients frequently ask “what is vitamin D good for?”
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’s an important nutrient for overall health and well-being, but many people don’t know why. Because vitamin D is essential for overall wellness, we offer supplemental vitamin D injections at our Beverly Hills and Los Angeles offices.
What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
If you’re feeling tired all the time, having trouble sleeping, or are experiencing aches and pains, you might be vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is essential for many functions in the body, including bone health, immune function, and muscle contraction. Deficiency can lead to a host of problems, from fatigue and muscle weakness to bone pain and fractures. Low levels of vitamin D have 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 heart health, bone health, brain health, and immune system health. Vitamin D deficiencies are more common than people realize. Most people are deficient in vitamin D because they don’t get adequate sun exposure or lack vitamin D in their diet.
How to get vitamin D?
Most of the vitamin D our bodies require is obtained from the sun. Exposure to the sun activates the body’s vitamin D-producing system. It is recommended that we receive 30 minutes of direct sunlight each day. Unfortunately, most people don’t and, when levels become deficient, it is difficult to raise them through sunlight alone. On the other hand, some people spend too much time in the sun, which can damage the body in other ways.
The nutrient can be found in food (many kinds of fish, dairy products, orange juice, and almond milk) but medical experts agree that many adults don’t get all the nutrients their bodies need through their diet. Some people choose oral vitamin D supplements, but these may not be effective enough to raise vitamin D to optimal levels.
For those who are already vitamin D deficient, prescription-strength vitamin D, vitamin D injections, or IV vitamin D drips may be recommended.
What are the two types of vitamin D injections?
There are two forms of Vitamin D supplements available as injections or oral supplements:
- Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the correct amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorous is critical to maintaining strong bones.
Vitamin D is also used with other medications to improve low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain thyroid or kidney disorders.
It may be used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth. Because breast milk does not pass on sufficient vitamin D, breast-fed infants require vitamin D supplementation or extra sun exposure.
Vitamin D3 is usually the preferred supplement because it tends to be more effective at raising the blood levels of vitamin D.
Why get vitamin D injections?
Since many people don’t get adequate vitamin D through sun exposure or diet, vitamin D supplementation is common. Vitamin D can be taken in pill form or can be included in an intravenous (IV) treatment. However, one of the quickest ways to increase vitamin D levels is through an intramuscular injection.
If you are currently on any medications, check with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplementation.
Vitamin D shots vs. oral vitamin D
The problem with consuming vitamin D orally, and even in the form of food, is that these methods of introduction require the digestive system to play a part. Oral supplementation isn’t ideal because the digestive system degrades the potency of orally consumed nutrients and only allows a small percentage of nutrients to actually enter the bloodstream. Once your levels become deficient you will require high-dose vitamin replacement to restore your reserves to optimal levels.
Benefits of vitamin D injections
Our medical professionals can run a blood test to check for vitamin deficiencies. If you’re found to be low on vitamin D, the ideal way to boost levels is via vitamin D injections or IV vitamin D therapy. Injection of vitamin D introduces the vitamin directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. IV Vitamin Therapy excels in quickly boosting patients’ vitamin D levels with a series of injections.
Vitamin D injections enter the bloodstream rapidly and at full potency. Since the stomach and liver can degrade the potency of orally-consumed nutrients, injecting the nutrients intramuscularly bypasses the need for the stomach and liver and allows for increased absorption.
Why trust IV Vitamin Therapy in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills?
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 medical history and goals. Our vitamin injections are quick and essentially painless, just like a shot you might get at your doctor’s office.
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.
Almost immediately after the injections, patients claim they can feel the therapy work.
Vitamin D injections near me
Busy? We’ll come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections 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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