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Vitamin D Shot Specialist

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IVFusionMD

IV Vitamin Infusion & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Kirkland, WA & Bellevue, WA

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for overall health and especially absorption of minerals and immunity.  A vitamin D injection can  boost and  maintain levels your vitamin D levels more than oral supplements.. If you live in the Pacific Northwest area, you are probably not getting enough during the autumn through spring seasons.  IVFusionMD offers vitamin D shots that will quickly boost your levels.  Call us today to book your vitamin D shot.

Vitamin D Injections Q &A

What Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a misnomor and is not actually a vitamin but instead it is a fat soluble hormone that is naturally produced by the body . When the sun directly hits the skin a cell in the skin is triggered to make vitamin D naturally. There are several limiting factors to getting enough vitamin D. This includes use of UV blocking sunscreen, intensity of the sunlight during the day or season, time spent indoors, and time in indirect sunlight.  As we age, we also produce less vitamin D and people with dark sign also produce less vitamin D.

What are forms of Vitamin D Supplement?

There are certain foods that are fortified with vitamin D such as milk and cereal as well as naturally found in fatty fish.  The vitamin D supplements that come in two forms: vitamin D2 also know as ergocalciferol and vitamin D3 orcholecalciferol.  Cholecalciferol vitamin D3 is usually the recommended supplement as it raises and maintains blood plasma levels of vitamin D better than ergocalciferol. D3 is also the natural form that your body produces.

Supplements can be taken as a oral supplement or as a injectable liquid. 

What Are Vitamin D3 Shots?

Vitamin D injections are intramuscular injections. Vitamin D3 is injected into the deltoid muscle in your arm or the gluteal muscles in your buttock.  The skin is cleaned and prepped before injection and the injection lasts only a few seconds.  The injection site will be covered with gauze or a bandage afterwards. Normal activity can be resumed immediately.

What is the importance of Vitamin D?

Maintaining adequate vitamin D is very important to your overall health . Among these include :

Calcium Absorption and Strong Bones 

Vitamin D is essential in helping the body absorb calcium. This is why in fortified foods vitamin D and calcium often go hand in hand. Too little vitamin D increases the risk of osteoporosis which is the disease of brittle or weak bones.

Cardiovascular Health

Vitamin D plays a crucial part in supporting healthy blood vessels and reducing the risk of arthrosclerosis. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure by acting on the endothelial and smooth muscle cells.

Immunity Support

Vitamin D acts on many immune cells such as B-cells, T-cell, and antigen-presenting cells. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmune diseases and also increased infections.

Mental Health 

While there is no concrete research of vitamin D improving mode and reducing mental disorders there are vitamin D receptors in the central nervous system and a potential role of vitamin D is suggested.

Diabetes and Obesity

Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to the onset of diabetes.  It plays an important role in insulin release by the pancreas.  Vitamin D plays a signficant role in reducing inflammation that leads to diabetes development.  Meta-analysis of research data indicates a strong inverse association with vitamin D and obesity.

Injections vs. Oral Supplements

Both vitamin D injections and oral supplements can improve vitamin D levels. Vitamin injections are delivered directly to the bloodstream and do not require need to be absorbed.  Oral supplements must be taken regularly however these regimens often fail.  Injections do not have to be taken daily.   Some people who have fat absorption problems such as in celiac disease or Crohn’s disease and cannot absorb vitamin D and may need injections if they are deficient.

Schedule a Vitamin D Shot Today

IVFusionMd offers vitamin D shots at 3 locations located in Bellevue, Kirkland or Auburn, Washington.  Contact us to learn more about vitamin D shots,