IV Vitamin Therapy
Injections to suit all your needs! In our IV clinic, we help you to understand which IV Vitamin is best for your lifestyle and needs. Different drips and injections can effectively help replenish a variety of deficient or low vitamins levels and minerals in the body as well as replace lost fluids. In addition, they can help you feel great. Please call us today 480 367 1500 to schedule an appointment.
Vitamin Supplementation in Disease Prevention
Vitamins are chemically unrelated families of organic compounds that are essential in small amounts for normal metabolism. Because vitamins (with the exception of vitamin D) cannot be synthesized by humans, they need to be ingested in the diet to prevent disorders of metabolism. They should be distinguished from minerals (such as calcium and iron), some of which are also essential micronutrients. source
When vitamin deficiency is defined as low blood levels, or levels associated with reversible metabolic changes, the prevalence of vitamin deficiency on typical Western diets is higher than generally believed, especially in older adults. Pregnancy and alcohol consumption may increase the requirements for some vitamins. Subtle deficiencies in several vitamins, at levels below those causing classic vitamin deficiency syndromes (for example scurvy or pellagra), have been associated with chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, and osteoporosis in observational studies. However, it is less well-established that the vitamins in supplements can prevent or reverse chronic diseases. source
Testing — Measurement of serum levels of several vitamins is widely available.
Testing for specific deficiencies remains appropriate in clinical situations where deficiencies are suspected (for example, measuring levels of vitamin D in older adult patients with osteoporosis or vitamin B12 in patients with cognitive decline of unknown etiology).
Inadequate intake or low serum levels of some vitamins can be associated with biochemical abnormalities. As examples, the serum concentration of homocysteine rises with diets low in folic acid, methylmalonic acid rises with low intake of vitamin B12, and parathyroid hormone rises with low intake of vitamin D. These biochemical abnormalities generally improve with increasing intake and reach a plateau beyond which more intake causes no further improvement, suggesting a correctable metabolic disorder.