Vitamin D deficiency Treatment
Vitamin D is necessary for the proper functioning of several systems within the body, but it is especially important and a major factor in the proper functioning of the skeletal system because it helps the body absorb and use calcium. There are several food sources of vitamin D, and the option to take a vitamin D supplement is always available. Vitamin D also comes from sun exposure - too much of which can have a negative effect on the body. Symptoms of low vitamin D may or may not be present, but letting vitamin D get too low in the body could be fatal. IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles is a full service medical office offering vitamin D IV injections. IV injections are more effective and efficient than orally consumed supplements in pill form and IV vitamin therapy sessions are are quick and nearly painless.
Vitamin D Supplement
When pills are taken by mouth, they have to pass through the stomach and the liver before they can enter the intestines, from where they are passed into the bloodstream. This is what degrades the effectiveness and potency of nutrients consumed orally, and adds a considerable amount of time to how long it takes for the body to benefit from the vitamin D supplement.
Symptoms of Low Vitamin D
Symptoms of low vitamin D include muscle weakness and bone pain, and it is the deficiency commonly associated with osteomalacia in adults and rickets in children. In both cases, these conditions describe the softening of the bone, making bones more susceptible to fractures. As already mentioned, you don’t need to experience symptoms for a vitamin D deficiency to be dangerous. If you think that you may be experiencing symptoms associated with a deficiency in vitamin D, an experienced physician with IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles can help you determine if your symptoms are related to vitamin D and, if so, the best way to increase the levels of vitamin D that are in your body.
Sources of Vitamin D
Fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk are three common sources of vitamin D, as is exposure to the sun. Vegans, and people who don’t get enough sunlight - like night shift workers - are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency and may choose to take a vitamin D supplement in the form of IV vitamin therapy. Unlike orally consumed supplements, IV vitamin therapy allows nutrients to pass directly into the bloodstream, without any interference from the stomach or the liver. Delivered through a basic IV drip, IV vitamin therapy sessions take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, and the only pain or discomfort that most patients report is the slight pin prick of a needle at the site of injection. Patients are awake the entire time during a session, which is something that many patients enjoy because it gives them plenty of time in a quiet setting to rest and relax or get a little bit of work done.
IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles
An upscale, boutique style medical office, IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles offers IV vitamin therapy injections of vitamin D and a host of other nutrients. Our nutrients are made from some of the highest grade ingredients available to the medical industry. Patients of IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles can receive IV vitamin therapy injections in the comfort of our quiet and modern medical office, or in the comfort of their own home or private office, thanks to our convenient concierge house call service. After an initial consultation, a physician will prescribe appropriate nutrients in the appropriate doses for your specific health goals and concerns.
Contact IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles today to schedule your first IV vitamin therapy session.