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What Are Vitamins and How Do They Help Me?

What Are Vitamins and How Do They Help Me?

Your body needs a number of different things to survive — oxygen, a constant blood supply, and nutrients. Although vitamins might not be at the top of your list to keep your health in good condition, they play a bigger role than you may think. A lack of vital nutrients and vitamins could cause you to suffer from different medical conditions.

The good news is, our team at IVY Infusions are experts in getting you the ever-so important vitamins that your body needs to thrive. Sasha Beatty is our expert nurse practitioner who offers IV vitamin infusions to keep your body at its best.

Understanding the role of vitamins

Vitamins are important nutrients that are found in natural food sources. There are many different kinds of vitamins, each of which plays a specific role in your health. You may know such vitamins because of man-made supplements; but true vitamins are organic in nature.

Vitamins are considered an organic compound, meaning they’re derived from a natural source. You need vitamins to keep your body working correctly and to ward off any unwanted medical conditions.

Even though your body is an amazing machine, it’s unable to produce some of the most important vitamins that you need. And even when your body does make its own vitamins, it usually isn’t enough to supply your entire body.

This is why eating a healthy diet full of natural food sources is so important. By eating lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables, you’re ensuring that you’re filling your body with the healthy nutrients and vitamins that you need to thrive.

Vitamins are either considered fat-soluble or water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in your liver or fatty tissues, meaning they can stay in your body for months at a time.

Water-soluble vitamins are discarded through your urine and aren’t able to be stored for later. This means you need much more water-soluble vitamins than fat-soluble vitamins, because you have no reserves of these specific vitamins.

Essential vitamins that your body needs

Currently, 13 widely recognized vitamins are essential to your health and wellness. Each vitamin has a specific function within your body, and a lack of that vitamin can lead to problems with your health. Here are the 13 vitamins that your body needs:

All of the B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning you need to make sure you’re getting enough of them, because they can’t be stored in your body. The B vitamins are all important, as they assist your body in producing blood cells, DNA, and hormones.

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are all fat-soluble, meaning you have stores of them in your fatty tissues. Vitamin K is essential, because it helps your blood to clot, while vitamin D is needed for strong and healthy bones.

Vitamin C is also important, as it keeps your immune system healthy and promotes the formation of new bone. This vitamin also assists with wound healing and is considered an antioxidant. 

All of these vitamins are crucial to your health, but how do you know if you’re getting the right amount?

How to ensure you’re getting enough

You may often grab a bottle of multivitamins at the store when you want to ensure you’re getting enough of these vital nutrients. Though this isn’t wrong, oral vitamin supplements sometimes get lost in your digestion, meaning you don’t actually get the full dose. 

However, at our facility, we offer intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy, which skips your digestive tract and allows the vitamins to go directly into your bloodstream. They’re also specifically tailored to your goals and needs, making them highly efficient.

We offer many different types of IV vitamin infusions, and the procedure is quite safe. There’s no downtime after your infusion, so you can get right back into your busy life. 

Along with your IV vitamin infusion, it’s still a good idea to keep eating whole foods that contain natural vitamins and minerals as well.

Don’t continue to let your body suffer from a lack of vitamins — call our office in Greenwich, Connecticut at 203-397-6865, or book an appointment online today.

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