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Should Vegans try IV Therapy?

A vegan diet can provide health benefits, but it can also cause your body to become deficient of essential nutrients that plants alone cannot provide. One way to provide your body with the nutrients you need is through IV therapy. Through IV therapy, you can receive vitamin infusions directly into your body through your veins, providing you with hydration, vitamins, and minerals.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Since a vegan diet is free of any animal products, you may not receive all of the nutrients that your body needs in order to stay healthy. As a result, you can become deficient of certain nutrients needed to keep your body nutritionally balanced. The vitamins and nutrients that are usually lacking with vegans are: vitamin B12, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutrient Deficiencies Tampa Fl

Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient that your body requires to maintain proper health. If you are not getting Vitamin B12 through a plant-based diet, you may need to find another way to receive it. B12 is mostly found in egg yolk, meats such as beef or lamb, shellfish, and some types of cheese. If your body is deficient of Vitamin B12, you may experience symptoms such as poor memory, fatigue, depression, and lack of concentration. Without regular amounts of B12, you could suffer from permanent nerve damage or psychosis. Without B12, the body is unable to perform important functions such as cell division, DNA synthesis and cannot provide the protective layer around the body's nerve cells.

Zinc is another vital mineral that can become deficient in vegans. Zinc is generally found in eggs, red meat, dairy, seafood, and many seeds and grains. Zinc is required in order to boost your immune system and encourage wound healing. It is also essential for several biochemical reactions and cellular metabolism.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and eggs. This nutrient is essential and is not produced by your body; it can only be provided from an outside source. Omega-3 fatty acid is associated with heart health and helps maintain low blood pressure.

Benefits of IV Therapy

Benefits of IV Therapy Tampa Fl

The main benefit of IV therapy is the ability to quickly deliver nutrients and minerals your body needs in order to stay healthy and balanced. This is not a one size fits all treatment. Our doctors will go over your health history and background and address any questions or concerns during an initial consultation. With this information, our doctors will be able to customize a treatment that is tailored to you and your specific needs. These chosen nutrients are distributed directly into your bloodstream through an IV. Intravenously, we are able to safely and quickly distribute the chosen nutrients, vitamins, and minerals directly into your bloodstream. This treatment usually takes about 35-45 minutes with 100% absorption rate ensuring your body gets the powerful dose it needs to function properly.

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