Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for building and maintaining strong bones, muscles, and teeth. A deficiency of vitamin D can cause bone deformities in children, and a painful condition that affects the bones called osteomalacia in adults.
The body makes vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. However, during the short days of autumn and winter in the UK, many people have very little exposure to sunlight and this means that it is more likely that we will have a vitamin D deficiency. The government advises that everyone should consider taking a vitamin D supplement at this time of the year.
People who are not often outdoors, or usually wear clothes that cover up most of their skin when outdoors, are advised to take vitamin D supplements all year round. People with dark skin tones or who wear high-factor sunscreen all year round should also consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement.
It is possible to get some vitamin D through our diet, from foods such as oily fish, red meat, and egg yolks, but the NHS advises that this is not enough to provide adults with the amount they need for optimal health. Therefore we should all be mindful that we keep our vitamin D levels topped up.
The advantages of IV vitamin D3 booster drips
Direct absorption into the bloodstream
Although it is possible to take oral supplements, these naturally have to be processed through the digestive system and not all of the nutrients may be fully absorbed by the body. An IV drip avoids this by infusing the vitamin directly into the bloodstream.
This way you can feel confident you will receive the full benefit of the booster treatment, and you will feel the effects immediately.
IV drips can be tailored to your individual needs, taking into consideration your current state of health, activity levels, current exposure to sunlight, and diet. This will give you the peace of mind that you are receiving exactly the right dose for optimal good health.
Increased energy levels and motivation
During the winter time, many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that has been linked to a lack of sunlight exposure. Although the causes are not fully understood, there is some evidence to suggest that it might be linked to a vitamin D deficiency.
SAD can cause symptoms such as a persistent low mood, lack of energy and motivation, increased urge to sleep, weight gain and food cravings, irritability and poor concentration. This can be severe enough to interfere with normal day to day activities.
Some people report an improvement in their mood, energy levels and overall physical and mental wellbeing after an IV booster treatment.
There is growing evidence to suggest that vitamin D also plays a role in supporting a healthy immune system, helping to protect us from picking up pesky colds and viruses during the winter months.