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Which vitamin should be taken for which deficiency?

Vitamins play a vital role in ensuring our body functions properly: they contribute, for example, to our skin’s healthiness, to our energy balance, to our mental focus, our cell development and also help prevent certain diseases and infections. We can differentiate between fat-soluble vitamins, which dissolve in fat and include vitamins A, D, E and K, and water-soluble vitamins, i.e. which dissolve in water and group together vitamins B and C. A varied, balanced diet normally meets our body’s vitamin needs. Yet, a deficiency may occur and various factors can contribute to this: insufficient or unbalanced diet, lack of sleep, prolonged sports training, medical surgery, chemotherapy, etc. It’s also been observed that difficulties for the body to assimilate vitamins (common with age in particular), certain pathologies and related treatments, and the consumption of tobacco, drugs or alcohol frequently cause deficiency.

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How can you remedy a deficiency?

Various signs should warn you that you have a vitamin deficiency: for example, if you feel intense tiredness, a lack of energy, if you feel weak, have digestive disorders, notice the appearance of skin reactions and, in some case, the onset of neurological and psychological disorders. These different symptoms must be taken into account to be able to identify the type of vitamin lacking and to ensure you choose the right supplement.

IV therapy is an effective solution for remedying vitamin deficiency: the injection is administered directly into the bloodstream, without going through the digestive stage, the product is assimilated by the body almost immediately and you’ll notice improvement in your symptoms rapidly. Here, at YuBoost, the treatment is carried out by a member of our team of qualified nurses, specialized in vitamin, mineral (zinc, magnesium) and glutathione (natural antioxidant) injections, as well as in home care. The injection may be given in your own home, in your workplace or in your hotel room, whichever environment suits you best. A blood test may be carried out before your first IV therapy to identify your most significant deficiencies and, as such, ensure you choose the infusion your body needs.

Which vitamin deficiency causes fatigue?

Several vitamins can cause a state of severe fatigue and influence your energy levels if ever they’re lacking. This is the case for vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B9 (folic acid), as well as vitamin B12 (cobalamin). This state of fatigue can occasionally be correlated with anaemia, i.e. insufficient iron in the blood. Vitamins B9 and B12 are both highly-involved in the blood cell formation process and this is why an insufficient intake of vitamins B9 and B12 can cause anaemia; it’s also the case for vitamin C that helps the body absorb iron.

Which vitamins can’t be taken together?

It’s wiser to seek a healthcare professional’s advice before starting to take vitamin supplements to avoid any contraindication with medical history or medical treatments. You should also take care if you wish to take several different vitamins at the same time. For example, taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid) at the same time as retinol, one of the active ingredients of vitamin A, is not recommended. Likewise, it’s preferable to avoid taking vitamin K at the same time as another fat-soluble vitamin (vitamins A, D and E), and you should space out the doses. You should also be careful when combining certain minerals (zinc, magnesium) and nutrients; for example, it’s recommended not to take vitamin C and iron together.


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