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Vitamins and Health

Vitamins and Health

Vitamins and minerals are small chemical nutrients that we all needed for our body to stay healthy.  Some vitamins are manufactured by our body when we are healthy (but some only obtained through our diet (known as essential vitamins). We all need to ensure a varied diet to take into account vitamin intake.

Many vitamins, such as vitamin C for the immune system and vitamin D for our bones, are well known for their specific health-giving properties and there are sometimes, but not always, good sources in the diet.  There are twenty vitamins so I won’t detail all of them but needless to say we can become deficient in vitamins if our diet is poor, if we are malnourished, or if our general health is poor.

Vitamin A (cheese eggs, milk, oily fish) is vital to maintain the body’s natural defence against illness and infection the immune system), as well as helping vision in dim light and healthy skin.

Vitamin C (Citrus fruits strawberries, broccoli, sprouts and potatoes) is well known to play a role in maintaining our immune systems to help protect against infections and improve wound healing. Severe deficiency of Vitamin C still occurs in the third world countries resulting in scurvy!

Vitamin D (obtained predominately from exposure to sunlight and some foods such as red meat and oily fish) In the UK with short winter days and limited exposure to sun and especially over the past year with lockdown, there has been increasing concern that the UK population may already be generally vitamin D deficient. The government has indeed recommended all adults in the UK to consider oral vitamin D supplement (400 units or 10 micrograms per day), to maintain bone health.  All elderly people living in nursing care homes in the UK are being offered daily vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of osteoporosis (weak bones) and fractures.

These are just a few of the vitamins we need for a healthy body alongside the need for minerals such as zinc, magnesium, iron and amino acids (our building bricks for protein).

In keeping with this topic on vitamins we are pleased to announce our new range of treatments based on extensive training in nutritional supplements and the use of intravenous therapy.

We are now able to offer a variety of vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplemental treatments to meet a variety of needs from energy boosting, to immunity support, and detox treatment. All designed to help make you generally feel more energised and healthy and if used as part of a diet and exercise regime is likely to boost your immune system and general feeling of wellbeing.

Popular Intravenous Vitamin boosters include:

  • The Energiser

High octane energy boosting drip as an ideal pick me up. With high doses of B vitamins and amino acids.

  • Glutathione IM shot

Known as the ‘Master Cell Guardian’ for its strong anti-oxidant properties it can increase energy levels, slow the ageing process and detoxify the liver as well as improve the skin.

  • Amino Muscle Plus

Powering you to peak performance. This infusion is packed with high concentrations of amino acids for people with an active lifestyle. Can help muscle development when combined with exercise and boost athletic performance.

We are now providing these treatments and many more vitamin boosting options which can be tailored to your needs.

All treatments are only offered after a full comprehensive health assessment to ensure your clinical safety and appropriateness for treatment with a preliminary consultation with Dr Kieron who will prescribe and administer the treatment once considered safe to do so.

To find out more or to book a consultation email enquiries@cosmedicaclinics.co.uk 

 

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