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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

What Vegans Should Know About Vitamin Infusions and Nutrition

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A Vegan’s diet does not include any meat/animal products and as a result, they do not always receive the right amount of nutrients for the nutritional balance they need to keep healthy. This could lead to various nutritional deficiencies that could wreak havoc on the body.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Vitamin B12

There are certain essential nutrients your body needs and if your plant-based diet doesn’t offer them, then you have to take the necessary steps to provide your body with these vital vitamins and minerals. Some of the common nutritional deficiencies include:

This vitamin is produced by bacteria and is mostly found in beef, lamb, shellfish, the yolk of eggs, milk and some cheeses. B12 is required for DNA synthesis, cell division and it maintains the layer that surrounds the nerve cells. Without the proper amounts of B12 in your body you can feel tired, experience poor memory, lack of concentration and even depression. If the Vitamin B12 deficiency is severe it can result in irreversible nerve damage as well as psychiatric conditions such as psychosis.    

Zinc

This mineral is mainly found in red meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy but also in various grains and seeds. Zinc is necessary for many biochemical reactions, cellular metabolism, promotes wound healing and also helps boosts the immune system.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

This is an essential nutrient that is not produced by the body. It can be found in fish and eggs. This fatty acid is important for maintaining heart health and helps to lower blood pressure.    

Vitamin Infusion or IV Therapy

Although plant-based diets provide health benefits, it’s clear that is crucially important to keep your intake of nutrients at the proper levels to reduce the risk of health conditions associated with nutritional deficiencies.

However, though many people assume that not getting enough nutrients on a plant-based diet would be an issue, that is not necessarily the case. One way to get reliable sources of vitamins and minerals is through vitamin infusions.

Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is when a liquid solution is administered directly into your vein. With Vitamin infusions, this involves the direct infusion of hydrating fluids and high-dose vitamins directly into your bloodstream.  

How Does Vitamin Infusion Work?

At each appointment, the treatment is customized to your needs during a consultation with a doctor who will go over your health history with you. The doctor then administers a small thin tube to access your bloodstream, connecting an IV bag containing your chosen vitamins and minerals. This solution is drip fed into the small tube and then directly into your bloodstream. The entire treatment typically takes between 30 to 45 minutes.

Life Fusion IV Therapy at GMP Medical

Our Life Fusion IV Therapy or Intravenous (IV) Nutritional Therapy does what would not be possible through supplements. The IV Nutritional Therapy delivers a quick and safe powerful dose of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream. These high doses have a 100% absorption rate. If you want to boost your vitamins intake through IV Infusion Therapy, call GMP Medical at (305) 823-2433 to make an appointment or you can request an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your health and well-being journey.