Vegetarians, vegans, and those with pernicious anemia and poor gut absorption need B12 supplementation.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin (which means the body can not make it, but must get it from other sources). that is required for the body (especially the brain, nerves, blood cells) to function. Sources of B12 come from meat, fish, dairy products, and supplements. At Replenish, we use the most active form of B12, methylcobalamin, because it’s the most effective and easiest form for the body to use.
Has been shown to:
increase mental function
enhance the immune system
lower homocysteine levels (which has been shown as a cause heart disease)
help improve nerve damage (diabetes)
help those with sleep disorders
help those with depression
help those with AIDS
help those with inflammatory bowel disease
help with ALS, Multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration.
help prevent broken bones
help with eczema and psoriasis if applied topically
The EASIEST way to ENHANCE your health is making sure your Vitamin D levels are in optimal range (50-60).
Vitamin D was first discovered as a fat soluble vitamin in the early 20th century. It is now recognized as a prohormone, or a substance that the body converts to a hormone. Vitamin D is manufactured by the body in response to the skin’s exposure to the UVB rays in sunlight. Its most important role is allowing the body to absorb calcium.
As a result of this function, Vitamin D is critical for the maintenance of healthy bones and the immune system in general. Not only does it help prevent fractures, it also lowers the risk of some cancers (colon, breast, and prostate), regulates hormones, and can help alleviate some symptoms of depression.
Further, a deficiency in Vitamin D can affect over 300 processes in the body and is highly correlated with many chronic disease states including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, infectious diseases, and cancers. Vitamin D deficiency has also been shown to be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Type I Diabetes. As previously stated, a Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to increased risk of a number of neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, and general cognitive impairment. Vitamin D powers over 300 processes in the body, and deficiency is highly correlated with many chronic disease states. Vitamin D3 has been shown to help support bone health and the immune system, prevent fractures, lower risk of some cancers (colon, breast, prostate cancer), regulate hormones and alleviate some symptoms of depression.
Common risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency are:
staying indoors often
not eating a lot of fish or dairy
having a dark complexion
living far from the equator
always wearing sunscreen
being older in age (elderly)
Lab Test Required:
TThis is a special order item that must be pre-ordered based on recent Vitamin D lab test results (25-hydroxyvitamin D) with consultation prior to administration. Please email us at hello@replenishIV.com for more information about our protocol.
The Vitamin D3 lab test (25 hydroxyVitamin D) can be drawn at Replenish weekdays before 4pm. $77. You may also have this lab drawn at your physician's office and send us a very recent copy of the results.
Initial Injection Package: $236 ($59 per injection)
Vitamin D3 levels (25, Hydroxy Vitamin D) less than 30 require 4 initial weekly injections of 200,000 units per injection*. This package of 4 injections must be purchased at one time for Vitamin D replacement at this level.
Follow Up Injections (50,000units): $60/injection or $150 for 5 ($30 each)
These injections are recommended after the initial injections if your Vitamin D levels continue to be suboptimal OR if your Vitamin D3 levels (25, Hydroxy Vitamin D) are above 30, but less than the optimal range (50-60). Package of 5 purchases must be used within a 5 week period. Further recommendations on this process will be provided during the initial consultation.
*extra supplementation required with this dose (will provide with consultation)
All vitamins, minerals and antioxidants we use at Replenish are USP verified. This means they have the highest certification possible that they are not only the exact nutrient you would consume through whole foods, but they are also the purest form available.