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VITAMIN GLOSSARY

Our bodies require essential vitamin and nutrients for optimal function to aid the process of cell regeneration.

There is no replacement for  a rich and varied diet and that should always be the main source for your main vitamin and nutrients. IV Vitamin therapy is a good way to supplement, especially during periods of stress or strenuous activity.

Here is a list of the different vitamins and minerals provided at Roshni Clinic, whether that be a IV infusion or an individual booster vitamin shot.

VITAMIN GLOSSARY

Our bodies require essential vitamin and nutrients for optimal function to aid the process of cell regeneration.

There is no replacement for  a rich and varied diet and that should always be the main source for your main vitamin and nutrients. IV Vitamin therapy is a good way to supplement, especially during periods of stress or strenuous activity.

Here is a list of the different vitamins and minerals provided at Roshni Clinic, whether that be a IV infusion or an individual booster vitamin shot.

AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life and responsible for the main functions in the body. When proteins are broken down, amino acids remain.

The body uses amino acids to make proteins to assist the body. There are 24 main amino acids and in combination make thousands of proteins.

CARNITINE

Carnitine is found in nearly all cells of the body and play a critical role in energy production. Benefits of carnitine supplementation include immune system function, improving mood, learning, and memory. Stress, excess exercise, being over weight and certain conditions can lead to lowered levels of carnitine.

GLUTATHIONE

Glutathione is the master antioxidant and is made up of amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine and is found in every cell in the body. Glutathione has many important functions in the body including, supporting the immune system, forming sperm cells, breaking down free radicals, helping enzyme function and making DNA, the building block of protein and cells.

Reducing toxin exposure and eating healthy foods are also excellent way to naturally increase glutathione levels. Low levels of glutathione can lead to lower energy levels, increase risk of muscle damage and lengthy recovery times.

METHIONINE

Methionine is an amino acid and is the building block used to make proteins. Methionine can be found in meat, fish, and dairy products. It plays an important role in the many functions within the body including production of collagen, strengthening muscles and an increase in energy levels.

TAURINE

Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid, and is a chemical that is a required building block of protein. Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells called platelets. The best food sources are meat and fish. Benefits of taurine include boosting energy levels, and improving athletic performance making it very popular with athletes. Taurine also works as a highly effective antioxidant. 

B1 THIAMINE

Thiamine is a vitamin found in food, and manufactured as a dietary supplement and medication. Food sources of thiamine include whole grains, legumes, and some meats and fish.

B6 PYRIDOXINE

Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.

B12 (COBALAMIN)

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is derived from animal products such as red meat, dairy, and eggs. It is an important vitamin that plays a number of essential roles in the body, from cell division and red blood cell formation to normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, and available as a dietary supplement. It is required for healthy bones and joints and is produced when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.

ARGININE

A significant amount of arginine can be generated within the human body however often requires additional supplementation from diet or intravenous therapy. Arginine has many vital roles in the body including boosting the immune system, maintaining health of the liver and enhancing collagen production.

CYSTEINE

Cysteine is essential in making the powerful antioxidant glutathione and is helpful in detoxification process of kidneys and liver. It may improve Psychiatric Disorders and Addictive Behavior and help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions.

HYALURONIC ACID (HA)

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. When applied to the surface of the skin, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis.

ORNITHINE

Ornithine is an amino acid and is used for improving athletic performance, reducing glutamine poisoning in the treatment of a brain condition due to liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy), and for wound healing

SELENIUM

Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is important for many bodily processes, including cognitive function, a healthy immune system, and fertility in both men and women.

B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)

This vitamin operates as an anti-oxidant so fights free radicals which can cause accelerated skin ageing. Riboflavin is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product. It also operates as an anti-oxidant so fights free radicals which can cause accelerated skin ageing.

B7 (BIOTIN)

Vitamin B7, also called biotin, is a vital part of a healthy metabolism and creating important enzymes. Biotin is often used to strengthen hair and nails, and is also called Vitamin H (for hair).

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning it can’t be produced by the body. It has many roles in your body and has been linked to impressive health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant reducing oxidative stress in the body and thereby potentially preventing a whole range of health conditions, as well as working as an anti-ageing agent. It is water-soluble and can be found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale and spinach.

ZINC

Zinc is an essential mineral present in some foods, and also available as a dietary supplement.

Zinc is essential for many of the functions of the body including cell growth and division making it essential during pregnancy. Other benefits of zinc include boosting the immune system, building healthy skin, hair and nails.

CALCIUM

Calcium is a mineral that is essential for the body and in addition to building bones and strong teeth is required for necessary functions such as enabling our blood to clot, muscles to contract and our hearts to beat. If we do not obtain calcium from our diet this can lead to health problems. Magnesium and calcium work in tandem with each other and balance each other out and are essential for good health. Your IV practitioner will discuss whether you can have a deficiency in either of these nutrients during your consultation.

KOJIC ACID

Kojic acid is a recent remedy for treating pigment problems and age spots. First developed in 1989, kojic acid has a similar effect as hydroquinone. It’s made from a fungus. Studies have shown it to be a good skin lightening product.

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is a mineral that is important for normal bone structure in the body.Magnesium is obtained from the diet and supplementation can be used if levels are low. Dietary intake of magnesium may be low, particularly among women. Magnesium is vital for energy production and cell turnover. Increasing your levels of magnesium can benefit production of healthy bones, teeth and heart. It can also aid muscles and reduce the chance of incurring an athletic injury.

PHENYLALANINE

Phenylalanine is an essentail amino acid found in many foods and used by your body to produce proteins and other important molecules.

VITAMIN B

There are eight B vitamins — collectively called B complex vitamins. They are thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.

B3 (NIACIN)

Vitamin B3, also called niacin has a wide range of uses in the body, helping functions in the digestive system, skin and nervous system. Niacin also contributes to energy production and can reduce tiredness and fatigue.

B9 (FOLATE, FOLIC ACID)

Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9, and naturally found in many foods. It is also added to foods and sold as a supplement in the form of folic acid. Well-known as an important

It helps with embryo development in pregnancy and preventing neurological birth defects.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods and acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. The body also needs vitamin E to boost its immune system.

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