Vitamin D Boosts

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What is vitamin D?​

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble “sunshine vitamin” is produced in your skin during its response to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

Amongst Vitamin D’s important functions, it regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and facilitates normal immune system function.

Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).

 

What is vitamin D found within?​

  • ​ Salmon

  • Sardines

  • Cereal

  • Yogurt

  • Orange Juice

  • Egg yolk

  • Shrimp

  • Milk

 

What are Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

  • Low Immune System

  • Fatigue and Tiredness

  • Bone and Back Pain

  • Depression

  • Impaired Wound Healing

  • Bone Loss

  • Hair Loss

  • Muscle Pain

Who isn't suitable for Vitamin D IM Shots?

  • ​If Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have any of the following;

  • Hypoparathyroidism

  • Renal Stones

  • Renal Impairment

  • Renal Calculi

  • Heart Disease

  • Arteriosclerosis

 

Why do people have Vitamin D shots?

  • Helps decrease the chance of developing Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Disease & Flu

  • Helps Fight Depression & Anxiety

  • Acts as an appetite-suppressing effect, boosting weight loss

  • Helps prevent osteoporosis and fractures in older adults

  • increases physical strength in both upper and lower limbs

How can Vitamin D be taken?

​​Intramuscular injection into the glute muscle (buttock)

every 3-4 months

Common Side Effects?

  • Itchiness

  • Erythema

  • Swelling

  • Heat from the skin

  • Raised skin in injection site