Whether it be an afternoon drag during the work week, or generalized fatigue, everybody in this day and age has experienced some form of low energy. Some of us turn to unhealthy amounts of caffeine or end up dreaming about a nap at the end of the work day. In some cases, this can be due to more complex issues such as sleep deprivation or hormonal imbalances but in most cases, people are shown to have vitamin deficiencies. The most common culprits are Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.

 

Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is commonly known to increase energy levels while also helping to boost memory and cognitive function. Vitamin B12 is responsible for helping the body convert food we eat into glucose, which is one of our bodies primary sources of energy.  Those who don’t supplement Vitamin B12 have to rely on food sources for this nutrition which can prove tough for vegans and vegetarians. It is found largely in meat and dairy products while virtually absent in most fruits and vegetables.

 

Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is similar, being as though it is mostly found in red meat and foods that are fortified (have vitamins added) such as milk and breakfast cereals. What makes Vitamin D more difficult is that it needs calcium in order to be absorbed which adds on another layer to worry about. Vitamin D can also be absorbed through sunlight exposure which can pose a problem for people in northern regions and regions that have mostly overcast weather. Deficiency in this vitamin can lead to fatigue, weakness and headaches, among more serious issues such as decreased bone density and depression.

How To Remedy Low Energy Levels 

Now that we have discussed all of the potential side effects of vitamin deficiencies, how do you fix it? Most supplements are available in pill form but do not always have the most benefit since they have to pass through the harsh environment of the stomach. We recommend supplementing with weekly intramuscular vitamin shots that have 100% bioavailability or include it in an IV treatment. All of our IV treatments include Vitamin B12 with the exception of “Glow & Nourish” which includes an injection of Vitamin D. As always, our nursing staff is available by email or phone to answer any questions and to help recommend the perfect IV to get you energized and ready to conquer the week! Email our nursing team directly at: Nurse@18THANDMAIN.com