Vitamin Deficiency

Our fully equipped medical clinic is equipped with an on-site comprehensive laboratory to test for vitamin deficiencies, preform comprehensive blood work, and optimize and replace all deficiencies. Contact us at 877-760-3564 to schedule your appointment.

You can also request to meet with one of our physicians and go over your medical history and symptoms and concerns that you may be having.  


 

Vitamin Deficiencies

When you don’t get enough of a certain nutrient, you can become deficient in that nutrient. Depending on what the nutrient is, a deficiency can affect your body in several different ways, up to and including by causing death. Deficiencies can be caused by a poor diet, illnesses, malabsorption, not obtaining enough of the nutrient or vitamin or our lifestyle. Alcohol use in addition to certain medications, drugs and activities can deplete you of certain vitamins and nutrients.

What are two common vitamins that people are deficient in?

Two examples of vitamins which your body needs and may become deficient in are vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Vitamin B12 helps with the proper functioning of the blood cells, energy, immune system, metabolism, brain, and nerves, while vitamin D plays an important role in energy, metabolism, turning food into fuel, weight loss and a healthy skeletal system.

If a person is suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency, or shows signs of vitamin D deficiency and displays low vitamin D symptoms, those nutrients should be replenished as quickly as possible. The fastest and most effective way to replenish those vitamins is through an IV drip or injections, like the kind offered by IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles.

Why do people get vitamin d deficiency?

Most of us do not spend the required time obtaining the needed daily sunlight to absorb the amount of vitamin D our bodies need. Once levels become low it is often times difficult to have them return to optimal levels without prescription vitamin d replacement or IV vitamin D or injection therapy.

Why do people get vitamin b12 deficiency?

As we get older our bodies do not absorb vitamin b12 as they did before. Some people have malabsorption issues that cause them not to absorb vitamin b12 well in the first place. Lifestyle and activities can also deplete stores of vitamin b12.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 helps brain, nerve, and blood cell function, but the body doesn’t actually produce vitamin B12. The only B12 that the body gets is from external sources like animal based food and B12 supplements. This means that vegans are at an especially high risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Some symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency include weakness or lightheadedness, heart palpitations with short breath, constipation or diarrhea, numbness in parts of the body, trouble walking, loss of vision, sudden mood changes, and memory loss.

Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Since vitamin D plays a major role in keeping bones strong, bone pain and muscle weakness are two of the signs of vitamin D deficiency. Other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include fatigue, migraine headaches, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, depression and more. These low vitamin D symptoms occur in people that have vitamin D levels of less than 30 ng/ml. The optimal vitamin D levels per research  is 70 ng/ml. Individuals at risk of experiencing these low vitamin D levels and symptoms include people who don’t get enough natural sunlight on a daily basis. This includes the majority of all of us. People (like night shift workers) and people who are vegan are at a higher risk. Most of us are in doors for the majority of the day and apply sun screen when we are in the sun to avoid the risk of skin cancer.

Other vitamin deficiencies include

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D

Deficiencies in glutathione, iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, magnesium and other minerals also have an effect in the proper function of our bodies.

Glutathione

An important anti-oxidant that traps free radicals and helps repair our DNA and cells. This is depleted with bad lifestyle choices and unhealthy foods, drugs, medications and alcohol use.

Iron

Iron is used by our bodies to produce red blood cells which are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Iron deficeincy causes anemia which in return causes us to become fatigued, have pale skin, lose hair, and become short of breath.

Calcium

Calcium is important in building and maintaining strong bones and in the proper function of our muscles and nerves. People who have low calcium levels experience muscle cramps and are at risk for arrhythmias.

Potassium

Potassium plays many important roles in our bodies and ensures that our muscles and nerves function properly. Potassium can easily be lost due to diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, and medications called diuretics, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and kidney conditions.  
Folic Acid

Folic acid is used in the production and maintenance of cells as well as the nervous system. People with folic acid deficiency can experience hair loss, brittle nails, fatigue, sores in the mouth, and poor development and growth.

 

Magnesium

Magnesium helps in the support of energy, bone health, sleep, headaches, muscle function and more. Magnesium deficiency can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, seizures and arrhythmias.

IV Vitamin Therapy

For people who are at a higher risk for a vitamin B12 or vitamin D deficiency, or for those who just always want to make sure that they have optimum levels of vitamins B12 and D in their bodies at all times, IV vitamin therapy is perhaps the best way to introduce these nutrients into the body.

IV vitamin therapy relies on a basic IV drip to inject nutrients directly into the bloodstream, from where they are delivered throughout the body depending on where they are needed most. When nutrients are consumed orally in the form of food or pills, those nutrients have to pass through the digestive system before they can enter the bloodstream. This is not ideal because the stomach and the liver degrade nutrients that pass through the digestive system, which means that only a fraction of consumed nutrients actually enter the bloodstream to benefit the body.

IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles

Specializing in IV vitamin therapy, IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles is a full service, boutique style, and upscale medical office offering a complete menu of nutrients available for intravenous injection.

Our offices are quiet and modern, which make them the perfect location to complete an IV vitamin therapy session. Most IV vitamin sessions last between 20 and 60 minutes, which leaves plenty of time for patients to complete work remotely or to just relax with something to read. Since nutrients enter the bloodstream so quickly, it is not uncommon for patients to leave an IV vitamin therapy session feeling more energized and in better spirits than when they arrived.

When you’re ready for your own IV vitamin therapy session, contact IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles.

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