Vitamin D3 IV

What is Vitamin D?

There are two main kinds of vitamin D—vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D is essential for the proper growth and development of your body. Its main job is to help the body absorb calcium from the intestines. This calcium is necessary to help build up your skeleton over the course of your lifetime and is a critical mineral for forming the hardened bone that keeps you strong and healthy. Not getting enough Vitamin D can have serious consequences, including increased rates of bone loss or osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults. In addition, it can boost immunity, help keep your teeth strong and healthy, improve libido, decrease stress and anxiety, and have anti-aging benefits. Studies have also shown that vitamin D can reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation.

VItamin D IV at evolution dermatology in Boulder CO

How much Vitamin D do you need?

Vitamin D is stored in your fat cells where it remains inactive until it’s needed. Because you will store vitamin D, you want to make sure you are getting enough for optimum health but too much can be toxic. For the average healthy adult 600 IU per day is recommended.

However, it is best to take a blood test to determine if you need vitamin D supplementation and how much/often you need it. The Endocrine Society recommends all adults who are Vitamin D deficient be treated with 50,000 IU of Vitamin D3 once a week for 8 weeks (it may take 12 weeks to see in lab work) to achieve a serum between 30 and 50 ng/mL.

Why would you not get enough vitamin D from sun exposure?

Vitamin D is also known as sunshine vitamin!  This is because your body can produce vitamin D in response to sun exposure.  However, excessive sun exposure can make you at risk for sun damage on your skin and skin cancer. Because skin cancer, particularly melanoma, can be such a devastating disease, it’s best to use sunblock when outdoors in strong sunlight for any prolonged length of time. There are claims that you need to get a certain amount of sun exposure every day in order to produce enough vitamin D to be healthy. It’s just not true.Just being outdoors, you get a fair amount of sun exposure and some sun-related generation of vitamin D. If your level of vitamin D is low it is best to get your D from foods, supplements and IM injections.  


What is Tri-Immune Boost IV treatment at Evolution Dermatology

Why an IM injection or IV as opposed to a pill form?

Your body only absorbs a small percentage of this through your gut. Especially people with disorders of the stomach and small intestine, such as celiac disease or Crohn’s disease, might not absorb enough vitamin D3.

Why inject vitamin D3 instead of D2?

Both forms raise your blood vitamin D levels, and both can treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency. However, studies have found that vitamin D3 effectively raises blood vitamin D levels for a longer period than vitamin D2.

What are the side effects of Tri-Immune Boost?

While there are a few possible side effects of Vitamin D3 injections, they are rare. Most patients feel energetic and healthy after their injections.

Here are a few possible side effects:

  • Allergic Reaction. This could include itchiness, a rash, hives, chest tightness, shortness of breath and swelling of the throat, lips, mouth or tongue. If you feel that you are having an allergic reaction, get medical intervention as soon as possible.
  • Pain or tenderness at the injection site. Following the injection, it is possible to experience some pain and tenderness at the point of injection. The pain tends to go away quite quickly, however, if you are experiencing swelling, pain, and redness at the injection spot after a few days, contact a medical professional immediately. This could mean that you have an infection.