August is National Wellness Month, so it’s a great time to evaluate your mental and physical health. If you constantly feel tired or sore, you may be lacking the proper nutrients to fuel your body. IV Vitamin Therapy may be a great way for you to bounce back! The therapy helps patients restore their natural energy levels and return to their daily lives feeling great. The specialized mixture our therapy uses includes vitamins that either occur naturally in healthy foods or are made in your cells, and are important in maintaining proper physical health. We’ve listed 11 of the common vitamins found in our IV Vitamin Therapy and the value they add to your health:
Calcium is well-known for supporting bone health, but it also maintains healthy muscles and heart rhythm. Calcium supplements are some of the most popular and are used to help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium is also an ingredient in many antacids and has been found to help prevent high blood pressure.
Magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure, keeps bones strong and promotes heart health. Many people get sufficient magnesium in their daily diet — leafy vegetables, nuts, beans and whole-grain cereals are all rich in magnesium.
Vitamin B-5 is found in meats, vegetables, grains, legumes and milk and helps the body make use of the carbohydrates, protein and lipids that it receives.
Vitamin B-6, or pyridoxine, helps maintain skin, nerve, heart and red blood cell health. Most people receive enough of this vitamin in their diet, but a lack of vitamin B-6 can result in anemia.
Vitamin B-12 occurs naturally in animal-sourced foods like meat, fish, dairy and eggs. If you are lacking sufficient vitamin B-12 in your diet, you may feel weak and tired and experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, depression, loss of vision, numbness, tingling and other nerve problems.
Vitamin B-100 Complex
Vitamin B-100 complex is a combination of B vitamins used to prevent vitamin deficiency due to diet or illness.
Vitamin C helps tissues and bones repair themselves and helps the body absorb iron. Vitamin C is typically believed to help reduce the risk of getting a cold, but studies have not been able to find significant evidence for this.
Glutathione occurs naturally in your body and is made of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate and glycine. It is an antioxidant that fights free radicals, or molecules that cause damage to your cells. It also helps to detox your body of harmful chemicals and pollutants.
Zinc is a mineral that should be consumed regularly from sources like red meat, fish and poultry. A lack of zinc can cause short stature, loss of taste and reproductive issues. Zinc supplements are used to promote healthy growth in children and infants and to treat immune system problems.
Lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in yeast, liver, kidney, broccoli, spinach and potatoes. It helps people with diabetes or associated nerve issues. The antioxidant can also help with aging skin and weight loss.
Chromium is an element that is beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes or high glucose levels. Some people also use chromium supplements to help build muscle or encourage weight loss.
This month, make wellness of body and mind a priority. If you feel like you’re lacking any of these essential vitamins, take a look at your diet and make small changes. If you’re looking for a bigger step in your overall wellness, come into our office for a consultation, or fill out our online form.