Vitamin D Injections
The best way to get Vitamin d is from the sun, which can be difficult in winter especially in the kind of weather we are experiencing now as dressed from head to toe. Being exposed to sun through a window doesn’t help either.
We can also get vitamin D from food like fish, red meat, eggs etc.
Benefits from Vitamin D
•Regulating calcium metabolism.
•Regulating calcification of the bones.
•Regulating the body’s use of phosphorus (a mineral that is important for bone structure).
•Increasing the absorption of calcium from the gut.
•Decreased excretion from the kidneys.
•Assists with depositing minerals into the teeth.
•Maintains healthy blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
•Helps maintain nervous system, heart function and normal blood clotting.
There are certain groups of people who are at higher risk of deficiency:
•The elderly (skin thins as we age, reducing its ability to make vitamin D)
•People with darker skin (dark skin needs more sunlight to make the same amount of vitamin D as paler skin)
•People with reduced skin exposure to sunlight (such as those who spend a lot of time indoors or those who cover a large proportion of their body)
•Pregnant or breastfeeding women
•People with certain diseases (such as Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, kidney disease)
•People taking certain medications (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone)
Clients should seek the advice of their GP before undergoing treatment.
* Injection consists of 300,000 IU
* 1 injection every 3-6 months
Each injection is £40 or £70 for 2.