The benefits of Vitamins
Most people are aware how important vitamins are and as a result take conventional tablets or chewable vitamins. Stress, medication, lack of sleep, unhealthy eating habits or diet can exhaust our body and cause illnesses, fatigue and other problems. Vitamin boosts can help to correct these problems and increase a person’s health and well-being.
The main benefits of getting vitamins through IV therapy is that it bypasses the gastrointestinal route. As a result the concentration that gets absorbed is so much higher through intravenous administration compared to taking vitamins orally, which amplifies benefits and reduces side effects.
However, Vitamin Infusions can also be a great help for couples trying to have a baby which is why at Queens Clinic we provide personalised IV infusions to patients when undergoing various treatments.
Vitamin Infusions and Fertility
Couples who are having fertility treatments experience stress and have to be careful what they eat, exercise regularly, have regular sexual intercourse and try different positions – sometimes it can be very exhausting, both physically and mentally! A well-balanced vitamin boost can reduce the unpleasant feelings of fatigue and optimize a couples’ chance of getting pregnant.
The benefits of a Vitamin Infusion related to fertility are amazing: It improves organ function, boosts cell and tissue production, reduces stress and fatigue, improves quality of sperm, helps vaginal lubrication, increases libido and works as a tissue repair for all organs.
It will also have visible noticeable effects on the condition of your skin. The vitamins which are most important when trying to conceive are Vitamin C, Omega 3, Selenium, Zinc, Calcium, Amino Acids, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and Vitamin B Complexes.
What is the process and which Vitamins are used?
Dr Ahmed Ismail or a member of the Queens Clinic team, will test which vitamins your body is lacking and may need to then conduct some further investigations, then will tailor the Vitamin Infusion according to your needs.
We offer a variety of different infusions and have outlined the benefits of some of them to highlight just how beneficial Vitamin Infusions can really be.
- Vitamin C High Potency– Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your immune system. Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%.
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Vitamin B1, thiamin, or thiamine, enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is essential for glucose metabolism and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function. The body needs thiamine to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is a molecule that transports energy within cells. A thiamine deficiency can impact many different functions of your body, including the nervous system, heart and brain.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Riboflavin is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. Riboflavin helps with maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails, reducing high blood pressure, improves the lining of the digestive tract, slows ageing and promotes healthy blood cells.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of your body needs it to function properly. It helps the body to use proteins and fats, and it keeps the skin, hair, and nervous system healthy. Other possible benefits of vitamin B-3 stem from its potential cholesterol-lowering, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties. Niacin also helps to lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function.
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Pyridoxine is required for the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins in the body. It is also required for the proper growth and development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body. It is also used for heart disease, premenstrual syndrome and depression.
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) Folic Acid, or Folate, aids in producing red blood cells and digestive acids. It also helps to synthesise DNA, stimulate tissue growth and promote healthy cell function. Insufficient levels of Vitamin B9 can cause shortness of breath, forgetfulness and loss of appetite.
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) – Vitamin B12 helps with the normal functioning of the nervous system, which means it can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It also supports a healthy digestive system by aiding absorption of macronutrients and helps produce red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Vitamin B12 can also provide a much-needed energy boost to fight off tiredness.
- Vitamin D - is responsible for the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. Vitamin D is needed to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy.This essential nutrient is required for many of the main processes of the body and assists the body in its ability to absorb other minerals. Vitamin D is an important component in maintaining your general health and well-being. Vitamin D deficiency is particularly common in people in the UK and Western Europe where there is not enough sunshine throughout the year. Inadequate food intake or poor intestinal absorption may also contribute to Vitamin D deficiency. The NHS recommends taking vitamin D as the general population may have been indoors more than usual over the last 18 months.
- Glutathione – Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals. These are molecules that can damage your body’s cells.
- Selenium – This powerful mineral is an important component in thyroid health as it helps to regulate the metabolism and supports growth and development. Selenium is also known for its antioxidant properties, meaning it can protect against cell damage caused by free radicals.
- Magnesium – Magnesium is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. Magnesium is in fact the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. Its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, helps convert food into energy, supports the immune system, aids in the creation of new proteins from amino acids and regulates neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system. Unfortunately, studies suggest that about 50% of people in Europe & US get less than the recommended daily amount of magnesium.
Fertility / IVF
- Patients undergoing IVF or fertility treatments
- Planning and during IVF treatment
- Planning for Egg freezing
- Planning for a baby, or during pregnancy
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Male with low sperm count
- Male infertility
- Painful intercourse
- Recurrent cystitis
- Recurrent vaginal infection.
- Cancer patients
- During menopause or who are having post-menopausal symptoms
Beauty and Skin-Care
- Protecting against sun damage
- Improving the health and vitality of your skin, hair & nails
- Revitalising you, making you look and feel healthier, happier & full of energy
- People looking for the ULTIMATE, natural beauty treatment – revitalizing your body both internally and externally!
Health and Wellness
- Enhancing your athletic performance
- Boosting your immune system
- Reducing fatigue and anaemia
- Improving sexual function, sensation and satisfaction
- Protecting against colds and flu
- Fighting and protecting against chronic infections
- People with intestinal malabsorption
- Pre-natal, antenatal & post-natal nourishment
- Promoting faster, better surgical wound healing
- Post-major surgery & during recovery
- Chronic Pelvic Pain