“I don’t feel so good…”
Many patients, from teens to seniors, often come to us unable to pinpoint the reason behind this never ending, generalised and chronic feeling of “not feeling well” or “not having energy.” Too often, the answer is extremely simple: imbalance or deficiency of certain vitamins. If you feel the same, you may benefit from Vitalite’s Vitamin therapy.
A lot of people remain sceptical about the efficacy and safety of vitamin drips. Because we want to keep our promise of only providing you with evidence based treatments, we at Vitalite have also done our research. Here is what we found: while more studies are needed to prove the benefits of “vitamin cocktails” offered today in some clinics, drips or shots of Vitamin C, B12, Iron, B complex and Vitamin D definitely have proven benefits for our system.
Special testing and treatment protocols are available for the following
Vitamin C has numerous benefits for our organs among which boosting the immune system, better skin and overall energy levels and health. Similarly, a deficiency in vitamin C on the long run can cause and impact our immune system making us more prone to illness such as common cold body aches and a general lack of energy. It may also cause gum disease and skin problems as this vitamin is responsible for the production of collagen and connecting tissues.
The best and safest way to obtain your required doses of Vitamin C is through a long term healthy diet, there is no argument there. However, not all of us are good at eating Vitamin C rich foods. This is where supplements and vitamin therapy comes in.
Studies have proven that, when administered orally, vitamin c may not be efficiently absorbed and only effective on the long run whereas when administered through an intravenous drip (IV) bio-availability is 100% and the effects will be much faster.
Vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal products such as dairy, poultry… and its key role is to help with the prevention of anaemia by promoting red blood cell formation, prevent birth defects in pregnant women and supports bone health, improves moods and prevents depression and is important for a healthy heart among other organs, as well as hair, skin and nails. Similarly, a deficiency will negatively impact all of the above.
Who can benefit from Vitamin B12 drips
Vitamin B12 injections or drips are most commonly administered to people following obesity surgery which may cause poor absorption of the vitamin. It can also be taken orally however absorption in that case is minimal. Vegetarians may also benefit from this therapy as they will be less likely to get the required doses through their diet.
Vitamin D helps our bodies fight disease, boosts the immune system, reduces likelihood of heart disease and regulates our mood. the most natural source of Vitamin D is the sun. You can also find it in fatty fish, liver, dairy among others. Symptoms of deficiency include bone and neck pain, muscle pain, bone density loss which could lead to osteoporosis in turn making you more prone to fractures. It also causes hair loss, a reduced immunity, and the most common symptom being fatigue and tiredness.
Who can benefit
Studies have shown that 70% of women in the UAE suffer from deficiency of Vitamin D, and the worst part is it often goes undetected. A simple blood test can determine whether you have a deficiency in this vitamin and a treatment is planned accordingly. Vitamin D is then treated, depending on its seriousness either through oral supplements or injections.
The first step to your treatment will be a thorough consultation with our doctor where you will be asked general lifestyle questions, a history of illnesses and any symptoms you may be experiencing, as well as a clinical examination. This could be followed by a few blood tests where necessary.
Normally blood works may include
The appropriate therapy will then be tailor made to you.
If given through IV, the nurse will place a cannula using a vein viewer for maximum accuracy, and the infusion is given over 30 to 60 minutes. You will be asked to stay with us for 30 minutes for observation, and you are set to go.
This will be determined by your physician according to your condition and your vitamin deficiency levels.
For certain therapies, you may start feeling improvements within few days such as with the use of vitamin B12 for energy boosts, whereas therapy for more chronic conditions like hair fall may take up to a month of regular therapy in order for you to start noticing improvements. Often, we combine our vitamin therapies with other appropriate modes of treatment to give you a comprehensive approach to your health.