Vitamin D Injection Melbourne

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency is common and has been implicated in most of the diseases of modern civilisation. Research is now showing that vitamin D may be important for many other reasons outside of good bone health. Some of the functions of the body that vitamin D helps with include:

  • Immune system, which helps you to fight infection
  • Muscle function
  • Cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation
  • Respiratory system –for healthy lungs and airways
  • Brain development
  • Anti-cancer effects

When fully activated, vitamin D is a potent cellular stimulator, a repair and maintenance hormone that targets over 200 human genes in a wide variety of tissues, responsible for a great number of physiological and biochemical body processes.

Why would I need an Injection?

The two main ways to get vitamin D are by exposing your bare skin to sunlight and by taking vitamin D supplements. You can’t get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food.The most efficient way to get enough Vitamin D is a Vitamin D injection that only needs to be taken once per year. It is also far cheaper than taking daily supplements, and will boost your Vitamin D levels much more as it bypasses the intestines and issues with absorption of supplements. The standard dose for a Vitamin D injection is 600,000 IU and is released gradually over 12 months. This means that you usually only require one injection each 12 months.

What can a Vitamin D injection help with?

  • Regulation of calcium and phosphorus levels.
  • Modelling and re-modelling of bone.
  • Healthy cell proliferation and growth.
  • Modulation of the immune system.
  • Possible prevention of diabetes type 2 (studies ongoing)
  • Possible anti-cancer effects (studies ongoing)