How can you remedy a vitamin deficiency?
To ensure your body remains healthy, regular intake of vitamins is essential, both water-soluble vitamins (vitamins B and C) and fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K). Health authority recommendations are a good indicator to check whether your dietary intake of vitamins is sufficient or not.
|Type of vitamin B||For women||For men|
|B1||1,1 mg||1,2 mg|
|B2||1,1 mg||1,3 mg|
|B3||14 mg||16 mg|
These needs can differ from one person to another and can be higher when pregnant, breastfeeding or doing intense physical activities. Vitamin deficiency can occur for various reasons. It can be caused by a restricted diet, lacking in fruit and vegetables for example, or animal products (vegetarians, vegans), difficulties for your body to absorb vitamins, which tend to develop with age, as well as genetic factors. Insufficient exposure to the sun can also induce vitamin deficiency, as can smoking, ‘passive smoking’ exposure, and alcohol and drug abuse.
Identifying the deficiency: signs and symptoms
It’s vital, first of all, to identify the type of deficiency to be able to counter it in an appropriate way. Studying your symptoms should help you discover which vitamin you’re lacking in. A vitamin C deficiency, for example, tends to cause joint pain, weight loss, dry skin, dark spots on your skin, hair loss, brittle nails, bleeding gums, as well as a slower rate of healing. Vitamin B deficiency is commonly characterized by digestive disorders (diarrhoea, constipation, cramps, nausea), rashes, swelling of the tongue, mouth cracks, and can also cause neurological (numbness and tingling of feet and hands) and psychological (irritability, a state of depression) symptoms. More generally, you tend to feel weak and tired when you have a vitamin deficiency, and this state can also be accompanied by anaemia (insufficient iron in the blood). Here, at YuBoost, a blood test can be carried out before your treatment to detect some of the most common deficiencies.
Choosing a supplement: intravenous injection
If the deficiency continues in spite of a change in diet, then you should think about a supplementary intake. IV therapy is one of the most effective solutions to offset a deficiency and to relieve your symptoms rapidly. This is because the vitamins are administered directly into the bloodstream, without travelling through the digestive wall, which means they’re assimilated almost instantly and this avoids any intestinal absorption problems. Here, at YuBoost, we propose several types of injection, containing vitamins B, C, B12, minerals (magnesium, zinc) and antioxidants (glutathione), based on individual needs: Immunity, Recovery, Energy, Super Immunity, Hydration, Hair & Skin, Hangover, Myers’ Cocktail and All Inclusive. The infusion, which lasts between 45 to 60 minutes, is performed by one of our qualified nurses, specialized in vitamin injections and home care. It can be administered in your own home, in your office or even in your hotel room, depending on which location suits you best. You’ll feel the benefits of the treatment a few hours after. Need a bit of a boost? We also offer an exclusive intramuscular-administered nutrient or vitamin Boost injection.