Vitamin D Injections
At Revive Med Spa we offer Vitamin D injections that help you obtain your necessary dosage of vitamin D. Having sufficient vitamin D is important for many reasons such as for healthy bones and teeth and to help protect against certain conditions such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. It is also referred to as the sunshine vitamin as the body can produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. However, this is usually insufficient as vitamin D breaks down quickly and therefore needs to be supplemented to meet beneficial requirements.
Vitamin D is a very important fat-soluble vitamin that promotes the absorption of calcium, plays an important role in the immune function and regulates bone growth. It has other important functions including the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and improves resistance against certain diseases.
The vitamin comes in two main forms, namely Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. While both are effectively absorbed into the bloodstream, they are however metabolized differently in the liver. D3 is mostly obtained from fatty animal-sourced foods, while D2 is more plant-based. As mentioned before, with adequate exposure to sunlight your skin can also produce it. Out of the two it appears as though D3 is more effective in increasing vitamin D in the blood. However, especially during winter months it is possible to suffer from vitamin deficiency if proper supplements are not taken.
Vitamin D is also linked to further benefits such as boosting weight loss and helping towards reducing depression.
How does it work?
At Revive Med Spa, vitamin D injections are administered according to your health requirements. This is determined after a lab test confirming your low vitamin D level. It is a supplement to when you do not get enough vitamin D via your food intake or sunlight. The injections are administered intramuscular or into the muscle, which the muscle then gradually releases the vitamin D into the bloodstream. Usually it is vitamin D3 that is used for the injections as it is the form of vitamin D that the body can use immediately. Once you receive the injection gently massaging the injection area will help reduce any discomfort that may arise.
Speak to our qualified aestheticians at Revive Med Spa for a personal one-on-one consultation regarding vitamin D injections and schedule a consultation. It is the right step towards ensuring you do not suffer from vitamin D deficiency and instead enjoy overall wellbeing.