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Vitamin & Nutritional Supplement Therapy

Vitamin and nutritional supplement therapy refers to the use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural compounds in therapeutic doses to address specific health concerns, treat or prevent certain medical conditions or deficiencies and support overall well-being.


Vitamins are essential micronutrients that the body requires in small amounts to support various physiological processes and maintain overall health.  Vitamins and nutritional supplements can take various forms, including oral supplementation, intramuscular (IM) or intravenous (IV) injections, and topical applications.

The specific supplements advised and the choice of administration will depend on an individual's health needs, medical history, and any existing deficiencies or imbalances.  This would be discussed in full with you during your consultations.  Functional medicine practitioners understand that supplements work best when integrated with lifestyle changes, such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and sufficient sleep. 


The Benefits of Vitamin & Supplement Therapy

Here are just some of the benefits that vitamin and/or supplement therapy can bring:

  • Enhanced Energy Levels: Recharge and reignite your vitality with a powerful boost of energy & reducing fatigue.

  • Immune System Support: Fortify your defenses against illness and stay resilient all year round.

  • Cellular Regeneration: Unlock the secrets of youthfulness as your cells rejuvenate and thrive.

  • Improved Mental Clarity: Experience heightened focus, memory, and mental agility.

  • Radiant Skin, Hair, and Nails: Achieve a natural glow that radiates health and beauty from within.

  • Hormonal Balance: Help to manage imbalances and restore your natural hormonal harmony.

  • Antioxidant Support: Many vitamins are potent antioxidants. They help neutralise harmful free radicals generated during detoxification, reducing oxidative stress and preventing cellular damage.

  • Liver Support: The liver is a crucial organ involved in detoxification. Vitamins can support liver function and promote the breakdown and elimination of toxins from the body.

  • Gut Health: Vitamin therapy can also support gut health, as certain vitamins are involved in maintaining a healthy gut lining and supporting the gut microbiome.

  • Mood Regulation: Certain vitamins are essential for neurotransmitter synthesis and regulation. They play a crucial role in producing neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are associated with mood regulation and emotional well-being.

  • Reduction of Stress: Certain vitamins are known to help the body cope with stress by supporting the adrenal glands and balancing stress hormones like cortisol.

  • Improved Sleep Quality: Some vitamins act as antioxidants and may help protect the brain from oxidative stress, leading to improved sleep quality.

  • Reduction of Restless Leg Syndrome: Vitamin therapy may be beneficial for individuals with restless leg syndrome, a condition that can disrupt sleep.

Please note that while vitamins are essential for health, vitamin therapy is not a substitute for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, and excessive supplementation can have adverse effects. Therefore, vitamin therapy should be administered under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, such as ourselves, who can assess the individual's specific needs, recommend appropriate dosages, and monitor for any potential side effects. 

Intra-Muscular Vitamin Injections

Intramuscular (IM) vitamin administration, involves delivering vitamins directly into the muscle tissue through an injection. This method is often used when oral supplementation is not effective or feasible, as it allows for more direct absorption into the bloodstream.  IM vitamin injections can be offered at our Bramhall clinic following a full medical consultation.  The most common IM vitamin therapy offered includes:

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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin):

This is one of the most frequently administered vitamins intramuscularly. Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in the formation of red blood cells, nerve function, and DNA synthesis. IM injections of B12 are often used to treat deficiencies, pernicious anemia, and certain neurological conditions.

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Biotin deficiency can lead to various symptoms, including hair loss, skin rash, brittle nails, fatigue, and neurological issues. In such cases, biotin IM therapy may be recommended by healthcare professionals to address the deficiency and alleviate associated symptoms.


Vitamin D

IM injections of vitamin D are given to address severe vitamin D deficiencies when oral supplements are not sufficient. Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immune system function, and overall well-being.


Vitamin C

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is crucial for the immune system, collagen synthesis, and skin health. It is often included in vitamin cocktails for its immune-boosting and skin-brightening effects.  Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from oxidative damage.

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Glutathione is a naturally occurring tripeptide composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is often referred to as the "master antioxidant" due to its essential role in protecting the body from oxidative stress and maintaining cellular health.

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Vitamin B Complex

The B-complex vitamins, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate), and B12, are often combined and administered via IM injections to address deficiencies and support various metabolic processes in the body.

These are just some of the most common Nutritional Supplements used in Functional Medicine

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