Common Vitamin Deficiencies and How IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help

Common Vitamin Deficiencies and How IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help

Making sure your body stays healthy and gets the nutrients and hydration it needs can feel like a full-time job. Your body is, after all, a machine — a very complex and dynamic machine. Your body needs constant care and attention to continue functioning at its best.

Your body needs a variety of nutrients each day, including vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, amino acids, water, antioxidants, and electrolytes. Fortunately, there are less time-consuming approaches to making sure your body gets what it needs.

Without having to juggle countless bottles of vitamins, supplements, and powders, IV vitamin therapy is one of the most direct and efficient ways to deliver vital nutrients to your body all at once.

The team of wellness experts at Renew Infusions and East Valley Serenity Health in Gilbert, Arizona, offers IV vitamin therapy to rapidly boost your nutrients and help you meet your wellness goals. Read on to learn about some of the most common nutrient deficiencies IV vitamin therapy can help. 

Vitamin D

The majority of vitamin D can be produced in your body when you’re exposed to enough UVB rays from sunlight, which makes vitamin D unique. The main function of vitamin D is to control calcium absorption.

A lack of vitamin D makes it difficult to absorb calcium, and deficiency is more common than you may think. Roughly 35% of American adults are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D also plays a number of other crucial roles for overall health, such as supporting testosterone, immune function, bone health, and cardiovascular health. 

Folate

Folate (folic acid) is a B vitamin that’s crucial for everyone, especially women of childbearing age. Prenatal vitamins typically contain folic acid for this reason. 

Folate promotes normal development and function and can lower the risk of birth defects, particularly those affecting the neural tube (the brain and spine). Folate deficiency can lead to neural tube defects in an unborn child by reducing the total number of cells and large red blood cells. 

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps with the synthesis of DNA and red blood cells and enhances the function of neurotransmitters. Vegetarians and vegans may be especially at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency because plants can’t produce it.

People who have undergone weight loss surgery may also be deficient in B12 because the procedure makes it more challenging for your body to absorb the vitamin from food.

Signs of a severe B12 deficiency include:

Since there is such a wide range of symptoms, you might not notice them right away. These symptoms can develop suddenly or gradually.

Eating fish, chicken, milk, and yogurt can help increase your B12 levels. However, it can be challenging to get enough B12 from diet alone, especially if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is necessary for maintaining healthy skin cells, good vision, and a strong immune system. Because of this, people who are vitamin A deficient are more likely to develop a serious infection. Vitamin A deficiency can also cause night blindness.

Calcium

Calcium is a crucial component of healthy bones and is important to heart health. Each cell in your body needs calcium to function. Calcium also functions as a signaling molecule. Your heart, muscles, and nerves couldn’t function without it.

Your blood's calcium levels are closely regulated, and any excess is stored in your bones. Your bones will release calcium if your intake is insufficient. Because of this, osteoporosis, which is marked by softer and more fragile bones, is the most typical sign of calcium deficiency.

Most Americans fail to get the recommended intake of calcium each day. Some good sources include dairy foods, dark, leafy greens, and bony fish like sardines.

IV vitamin therapy

With IV vitamin therapy, we can safely administer minerals and vitamins through your vein for immediate absorption. In bypassing your digestive system, you can ensure that your body is receiving maximum absorption to combat the effects of a busy and active lifestyle. 

To learn more about your vitamin deficiencies and get started with a plan to replenish the nutrients your body needs, call our office or book an appointment online today with a Renew Infusions East Valley Serenity Health provider. 

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