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You probably know that to be healthy, you need to eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and drink plenty of water. All this is true — but did you know that you could still be low on one essential nutrient? It’s called vitamin D, and around 41% of American adults don’t get enough of it.
Vitamin D is often called “the sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin when you’re exposed to sunlight. This vitamin allows your body to absorb calcium, making it a critical part of building and maintaining healthy bones.
And that’s not all vitamin D can do. Research suggests that getting enough vitamin D can also help prevent cancer, treat depression, assist with losing weight, and even manage conditions like type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
It’s clear that this vitamin is very important to our health and well-being, so why are so many of us lacking it?
Simply put: We’re an “indoor society.” The average American spends 93% of their life inside buildings or cars — and all that inside time is keeping our bodies away from the sun. For many people, this results in low vitamin D levels and poor health, and for others, it can result in severe vitamin D deficiency.
At Lone Star IV Medics, we want you to be as healthy as possible, no matter where you are! That’s why we’re proud to harness the benefits of vitamins and the convenience of IV therapy to boost your nutrient levels and help you feel your best.
While you do need a blood test from a doctor to officially diagnose a vitamin D deficiency, this condition is much more common than you think. Doctors and scientists have called vitamin D deficiency a global public health problem, and it’s believed that over 1 billion people worldwide are suffering from low levels of vitamin D.
But what is an effective vitamin D deficiency treatment? The easiest way is to spend more time in the sunlight. Even 10 to 30 minutes of sunlight a day can do wonders for your vitamin D levels and your overall health!
However, it is important to point out that sunlight alone isn’t always enough. For example, people with darker complexions tend to require more sunlight to reach the same vitamin D levels as fair-skinned people. Also, it’s not always possible for people to get adequate sunlight due to the weather or their busy schedules. In these cases, you can also get vitamin D through oral supplements or foods like:
But what if you want to get the vitamin D you need quickly, without having to wait on your digestive system to reap the benefits? Can you get a vitamin D infusion? Yes! Lone Star IV Medics offers vitamin D therapy that can help replenish your vitamin levels, boost your energy, and help you feel good as new in under an hour.
If you think you’re one of the billion people out there suffering from low vitamin D levels, an infusion might be just what you need.
We’ve already established that many people have low levels of vitamin D, but how do you know if you’re one of them?
The fact is that many people with low vitamin D don’t even know that they have it because the symptoms can be subtle. However, if you have the following symptoms, there’s a good chance your body needs more vitamin D:
At Lone Star IV Medics, we offer vitamin D infusions through our Immune Plus IV treatment. This IV contains several nutrients that will support your immune system and keep you healthy, as well as a vitamin D intramuscular injection. These treatments can help you fight off illness and enhance your general wellness — a win-win!
It is important to note that there are two types of vitamin D: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 comes from plant-based sources like fortified cereals, orange juice, and oat milk, while vitamin D3 comes from animal sources like fish and eggs.
These two types have slightly different molecular structures, but they play the same role in your body and your health. No matter how you’re getting your vitamin D — from sunlight, plants, animal products, or vitamin D therapy — you will get tremendous benefits from replenishing your body with this vital nutrient. And when you get your vitamin D from Lone Star IV Medics, you can be sure that you’re getting the top-quality stuff to make you feel your best!
Our teams of healthcare providers are ready to serve patients all over the great state of Texas. Just give us a call, and we’ll our team to your home, office, or hotel so you can get the vitamin D you need while relaxing in a place where you feel comfortable.
Contact Lone Star IV Medics today with any questions, or check out our schedule online to book an appointment for a vitamin D infusion.