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Seasonal Affective Disorder Package

2020-02-21T18:17:14+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Functional Medicine, Vitamin D|

Seasonal Affective Disorder Let's face it. Michigan winter's are downright depressing and dreary. The cold season causes us to retrea to our homes until spring finally arrives. If you are finding yourself stuck in a funk all of winter, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. (S.A.D.) Due to the lack of sunlight during the daytime in winter, residents of michigan are more prone to SAD than more southern states.   Warning signs of SAD: Less energy Trouble Concentrating Fatigue Greater appetite Increased desire to be alone Desire to sleep   Weight Gain In order to treat the symptoms and stay true to yourself through the winter season, Age Management of West MI has created a Seasonal Affective Disorder Package in order to deter the symptoms. Vitamin D3 Injection Intramuscular injections instantly bypass the digestive system to ensure 100 percent absorption of key amino acids, vitamins, and mineral nutrients in therapeutic dosages. This IV therapy is meant to treat Vitamin D deficiency. The body manufactures vitamin D from cholesterol, through a process triggered by the action of sunlight on skin, hence its nickname, “the sunshine vitamin.”  Yet some people do not make enough vitamin D from the sun, among them, people who have a darker skin tone, who are overweight, who are older, and who cover up when they are in the sun. With the use of a Vitamin D3 injection at 100,000 iu/ml 1 time a month, energy levels will increase while fatigue levels will significantly decrease.   Neurotransmitter support  Our supplement store offers multiple supplements that support optimal serotonin and dopamine levels.  L-Tryptophan is an essential alpha-amino acid that is a precursor to the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin. Supplementation with tryptophan has been shown in numerous clinical trials to be safe, well-tolerated, and supportive of well-being, calmness, relaxation, sleep, and appetite control.  DopaBoostTM is designed to support the body’s natural production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with attention, [...]

Are you Vitamin D deficient?

2019-12-06T16:45:04+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Integrative medicine, Vitamin D|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Vitamin D       With fewer daylight hours and colder temperatures, it can be challenging to get enough vitamin D during the winter months. Vitamin D is an essential component to your overall wellness. It has a wide range of benefits such as motivating your heart, lungs, and muscles to work cohesively and prevent infection. Vitamin D is needed to absorb the minerals found in calcium and phosphorus in order to develop strong bones. We refer to Vitamin D as a pro-hormone because it is needed for a range of other hormones to function optimally. Immune System Muscle function Cardiovascular function Respiratory system Brain Development Anti-cancer effects Thyroid function What happens when we don’t get enough Vitamin D in our systems? Bone discomfort or pain (often throbbing) in low back, pelvis, lower extremities Muscle aches or weakness Seasonal Depression: Low energy, fatigue in daily activities, lack of motivation and social withdrawal, irritability.  Weakened immune system: More susceptible to illness, more frequency, chronic sinus issues. How do we get Vitamin D? When your skin comes in contact with ultraviolet B rays Vitamin D is produced. It doesn’t take nearly as much time for vitamin D to absorb as it does for you to become tan or sunburnt. Judging by the time of day, the pigment of your skin and the amount of skin you expose to the sun, these are all components that will play a role in the amount of Vitamin D you absorb. Supplements are also a reliable source of Vitamin D when you are located in an area that doesn’t receive much sunlight. (Our fellow Michiganders know what I’m talking about!)   Fatty Fish (Tuna, salmon, mackerel) Beef Liver Egg Yolks Milk/Orange Juice Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some cereals Age Management’s Solution to Vitamin D Deficiency  To begin with, we offer a Vitamin D Injection containing 300,000 iu of Vitamin D3. Intramuscular injections [...]

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