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Vitamin Therapy Specialist

GLOBAL FAMILY MEDICINE AND URGENT CARE

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Bluffton, SC

Vitamins are vital to the health of every cell in your body, so a deficiency can cause some serious side effects. If you're concerned about whether you're getting the right micronutrients in your diet, the team at Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care can help. At their office in Bluffton, South Carolina, they have an in-house lab for fast and convenient identification of vitamin deficiencies, and they provide advanced vitamin therapy to restore harmony to your body. To arrange your nutrition review, call Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

Vitamin Therapy Q & A

What is vitamin therapy?

Vitamin therapy is nutritional supplementation that ensures you're receiving the essential micronutrients you need for optimal health. While it's possible to get everything you need nutritionally from your diet, this doesn't always happen. 

Modern living, stress, and a lack of certain foods in your diet can result in vitamin deficiencies. Some people's bodies are also less efficient at absorbing micronutrients from their food.

Vitamin therapy can fill in the gaps so your health doesn't suffer from a lack of vitamins.

What are vitamins?

Vitamins are minute organic components of food. There are 13 vitamins:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for your eyes. If you don't get enough, you might develop problems like night blindness and cloudiness (keratomalacia) at the front of your eyes.

B vitamins

There are eight different B vitamins, which are essential for cellular health, hormone production, and digestion, among other functions. B vitamin deficiency can cause numerous health problems, including the intestinal condition pellagra, paresthesia ("pins and needles"), anemia, dermatitis, fetal abnormalities, and neurological problems.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps with bone formation, collagen production, wound healing, and iron absorption, as well as supporting your immune system.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is vital for healthy bones. One of the main sources is sunlight, which triggers vitamin D production in your body.

Vitamins E and K

Vitamin E is another antioxidant, while you need vitamin K for healthy blood clotting.

Deficiencies in one or more of these vitamins can cause some of the most common symptoms of poor health, from fatigue to depression.

Should I have vitamin therapy?

To find out whether you may benefit from vitamin therapy, you need to have some blood tests done at Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care to determine your current micronutrient levels. The practice has an on-site lab for a fast turnaround of your blood work.

After receiving your test results, the team can determine whether you need supplementation and the best way to correct any deficiency.

The providers are board-certified in functional medicine, so they use a holistic approach for optimal all-around health. If you need vitamin therapy, they can recommend the ideal science-based products, such as LifeVantage®.

Find out whether you could benefit from vitamin therapy by calling Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or booking an appointment online.