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Vitamin D Wellness

"The sunshine vitamin" (because your body produces it after sun exposure). The climate we live in means sunshine can be sparse, and many people suffer from low Vitamin D levels which can cause them to feel depressed, tired, have muscle weakness, hair loss and even issues with their bones. 

We don’t make enough vitamin D for our health needs here in the UK. In fact, it is thought that around 50% of the UK population is deficient in vitamin D. Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that everyone in the UK should supplement daily with 10 micrograms of vitamin D between October and March, with minority ethnic groups encouraged to supplement throughout the whole year.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps regulate calcium and phosphorus in the body. It also plays a role in maintaining proper bone structure.

It can also help maintain healthy skin and hair.

Reaching Out to the Sun

Benefits of Vitamin D may include but are not limited to:

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Boosts immune system and fights infection

  • Calms skin inflammation

  • Helps to fight stress and tiredness

  • Encourages healthy muscles

  • Strengthens bones by helping the body to absorb calcium

  • Protects the body against illness and disease

  • Can boost mood and alleviate symptoms linked to depression

    Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get vitamin D from certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

    Vitamin D also has an anti-inflammatory property. Having adequate levels of vitamin D in your system may help address the inflammatory symptoms of acne.

Vitamin D Injections are given intramuscular (IM) - into the upper arm (deltoid muscle), or into the upper, outer quadrant of the buttock (gluteaus maximus muscle).


Common Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Fatigue.

  • Bone pain.

  • Muscle weakness, muscle aches, or muscle cramps.

  • Mood changes, like depression.

Contraindications to a treatment

- Allergy to benzyl-alcohol or Vitamin D

- liver problems
- kidney problems

- hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels)

- evidence of vitamin D toxicity

- pregnancy

- breastfeeding

- patients who are taking certain medication -  benroflumethiazide, carbamazepine, chlorothiazide, chlotalidone, digoxin, fosphenytoin, hydrochlorothiazide, hydroflumethiazidem, indapamide, metolazone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, zipamide.

Side Effects of Vitamin D Injections

Vitamin D injections may have some side effects.

Mild side effects and potential risks that are on-going, should be referred to your GP.
These side effects of Vitamin D injections could include:

  • Pain, redness, itching on the site of the injection

  • Mild diarrhoea

  • Swelling sensation in the body

  • headache

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • decreased appetite

More serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention include,

  • Muscle cramps

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Unusual weakness or tiredness

  • Swelling of the ankles or feet

Severe reactions are very rare but require emergency intervention. These include:

  • Itching and swelling of the face, throat or tongue

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Severe dizziness

  • Sudden vision changes

  • Slurred speech

    **These are WELLNESS BOOSTERS, if you suspect that you are suffering from illness or extreme lack of vitamins, please consult your GP.

£85 - approx. 20 min appointment.
3-6 monthly administration

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