Vitamin D Injections
Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphate levels within the body, which is needed to keep the bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. It helps boost and regulate the immune system and plays a major role in the life cycle of human cells, helping to heal and repair broken skin.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets and osteomalicia (bone pain in adults). It reduces sneezing, congestion, nasal drip with people with allergic rhinitis and reduces blood pressure. It helps with skin conditions, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema. It’s also linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, and weight gain.
We get most of our Vitamin D through sunlight. Because of this we don’t produce enough at certain times of the year. This is generally around October – March. Sunscreens with a SPF 30 and above have become much more common place over the last few decades. This reduces the amount of Vitamin D production by up to 95%.
We also get a small amount through some foods, such as oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified foods. This means Vegetarians and Vegans with struggle to get enough through their natural diet.
Vitamin D is fat soluble. This means there is no easy way for your body to get rid of any excess. Because of this it is recommended that you have Vitamin D blood test. A level less than 12ng/mL indicates Vitamin D deficiency. Having said that Vitamin D toxicity is very rare, and you would need a massive dose for several months (60,000 IU a day) to reach this. However, not everyone has blood tests, so to prevent toxicity our prescribers will only allow a maximum of 4 a year.
People who lack an adequate level of Vitamin D often experience:
- Bone pain
- Muscle weakness
- Low mood
- Hair loss
One of the advantages of an injection is that it works instantly, whereas taking oral vitamin D is required, at a high dose, for some time before you start to feel better.
The people at risk of low Vitamin D levels are:
- Vegan’s and vegetarians as there’s not enough in their diets.
- Reduced sun exposure or a high SPF sunscreen.
- Dark skin, as this reduces the skin’s ability to make Vitamin D.
- As we grow older our kidneys cannot convert Vitamin D to its active form.
- Digestive tract disorders, such as Crohn’s, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, as this affects how Vitamin D is absorbed.
- Obesity, as fat cells extract Vitamin D from the blood.
Our Vitamin injections are for general health and wellbeing only. We cannot diagnose or treat any disease, disorder or injury.
All our vitamin injections are fully traceable, batch recorded, and controlled by UK registered prescribers. This is a prescription only medication and requires an approved prescription for use. We inject 1 ml of Ergocalciferol, which is the equivalent to 300,000 IU).
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