Do you find yourself feeling more tired and sluggish during the long winter months? Are you having trouble losing weight? Both of these problems could be caused by a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D injections are a safe and effective way to compensate for low levels of Vitamin D and help patients look and feel their best. *
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Vitamin D Injections
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a number of important roles in normal body function. It interacts with calcium to help build and maintain strong, healthy bones. It also helps in the prevention of cancer and the general maintenance of the immune system. While most of the Vitamin D in the body is obtained through exposure to the sun, Vitamin D can also be ingested through foods that are fortified with it.
The amount of Vitamin D that each person can absorb from the skin varies depending on their skin color. While fair-skinned people may need as little as 45 minutes of exposure per week to have an adequate amount of the Vitamin D, darker skinned individuals may require up to three hours of exposure to gain the same amount of the vitamin.
In addition to skin color, factors like geographic location can influence how much Vitamin D a person has in his or her body. Individuals who live in the northern United States in places like Maryland often are not able to absorb enough Vitamin D from the sun during the cold, overcast winter months.
According to a study conducted by JAMA Internal Medicine, three-quarters of teens and adults in the United States have some degree of Vitamin D deficiency. Low levels of Vitamin D can be detrimental to a person’s health in both a long and short-term sense. They have been linked to an increased chance of developing:
- Breast and colon cancer
- High blood pressure
Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with an increased risk of obesity.
Vitamin D Injections can be an excellent way for to decrease the risk of developing the adverse side effects associated with Vitamin D deficiency and promote overall health and wellness. These injections can also aid patients during weight loss and exercise regimens because of Vitamin D deficiency’s connection to obesity.
If you suspect that you may have a Vitamin D deficiency and are interested in receiving Vitamin D injections, don’t hesitate — contact Simply Slim Medical today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with a treatment that can help you look and feel like your best self year-round.
*Individual results may vary.