It’d be great if we all ate a perfectly balanced diet full of just the right amounts of vitamins and minerals for our health needs. But that’s almost never the case.
In fact, data indicate as many as 94% of Americans are deficient in key micronutrients that play major roles in combating stress and depression, medical conditions which, in turn, can make us more prone to other serious diseases.
Getting the right balance of minerals and vitamins can be tricky, especially since our needs change dramatically as we age. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Soheila Rostami, MD, and her team offer vitamin infusion therapy to help patients balance their nutrition and ward off the damaging effects of stress.
Here’s how vitamin infusions could help you stay healthy.
The relationship between vitamins and stress is a two-way street: Deficiencies of certain vitamins can exacerbate stress, while at the same time, stress itself can cause certain vitamins to become depleted.
Research shows stress can cause deficiencies of several key micronutrients, including zinc, magnesium, magnesium, iron, and niacin, along with other B vitamins. Stress can also lower levels of vitamin C, another micronutrient that plays an essential role in managing stress and anxiety.
The key to breaking the cycle: Find a way to balance vitamins so your body can keep stress at bay naturally. That’s when vitamin infusions can help.
Vitamin infusions are different from oral vitamin supplements because of how those nutrients are delivered to your body. Vitamin infusions deliver micronutrients directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your gastrointestinal tract.
That’s really important because in your digestive system, many nutrients are broken down and destroyed or rendered almost ineffective. By the time these nutrients reach your organs and tissues, their effect can be significantly diminished.
In a vitamin infusion, micronutrient solutions are delivered via an IV drip. Because vitamins enter your bloodstream directly, they can’t be diluted or broken down by the digestive enzymes and processes. That means your tissues and organs get the full effect of the nutrient, instead of a “watered-down” adulterated version.
Using an IV also allows us to administer maximum doses of a vitamin or other micronutrient — sometimes higher than what can be found in an oral supplement. That allows Dr. Rostami to customize your infusion specifically for your needs, your health, and your nutritional deficiencies.
An infusion therapy session typically takes an average of between 30 and 45 minutes, and there’s no downtime afterward. Plus, infusions can be repeated and combined to help your body get the right amount of micronutrients for optimal benefits.
Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers an array of infusion therapy options, including infusions designed to fight off stress, boost energy, and improve immune function. To learn more about vitamin infusion therapy at our practices in McLean and Dulles, Virginia, call or book an appointment online, and learn how Dr. Rostami can help you improve your health and wellness — naturally.