The Role of Vitamins in Your Overall Health

Everyone grows up hearing about the importance of vitamins and minerals; milk cartons advertise the benefits of calcium, and there are plenty of multivitamin commercials aimed at kids and adults alike. 

However, many people are more vitamin-deficient than they think. It’s estimated that around 50% of the population is vitamin D-deficient, and that’s just one necessary nutrient. While diet and sunlight provide many vitamins and minerals, sometimes you need additional help. 

At DERMABARE, a med spa located in Laguna Niguel, California, Ramin Tayani, MD and his team provide extra vitamin boosts using safe, effective IV infusion and hydration therapy

The importance of vitamins to your health

Vitamins work to keep your body supported across many functions. The following are some of the most common vitamins and minerals that can be supplemented through diet, oral vitamin dosages, or IV therapy:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for healthy vision, and also plays a role in keeping your bones and tissues strong.

B vitamins

B vitamins help you convert food to energy, positively affect your metabolism, and play important roles in supporting sleep cycles, stabilizing moods, and boosting cognitive function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to bolster your immune system and supports collagen production, an important building block of your body that helps connect your tissues to each other.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health. It helps maintain the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood, and can prevent the risk of bone and spinal fractures.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect the vitamin A in your body. It has also been linked to a potential reduction in the risk for Alzheimer’s.


Calcium is critical for building healthy teeth and bones, and is also a part of what helps your blood clot. Proper calcium intake can help maintain steady blood pressure.


Iodine helps you regulate your body temperature, and is necessary for proper thyroid function. Iodine also helps prevent goiter.


Low iron levels can cause anemia-induced fatigue, due to reduced oxygenation of your blood. Iron is also required for many chemical reactions in the body.


Magnesium is calcium’s partner, helping to support bone and tooth formation, improve blood clotting, and regulate blood pressure.


Potassium helps balance fluids in the body, regulate muscle contractions, maintain a steady heartbeat, and send nerve impulses.


Zinc helps release vitamin A from storage in the cells of your liver, and supports normal taste and smell. Zinc combined with antioxidants is also connected to the delay of macular degeneration.

IV therapy 101

When people think of IVs, they often associate them with poor health. Most people only receive intravenous fluids when they’re ill, injured, or undergoing chemotherapy. However, delivering vitamins and minerals through an IV is more effective than taking pills or supplements. 

When you take a multivitamin, it has to pass through your digestive system before your body can absorb it. This takes time, and most of the vitamins and minerals are lost in the process. By slowly introducing them into the bloodstream, you can reap more of the benefits. 

How IV therapy helps deliver vitamins directly into your system

Micronutrient IV therapy isn’t a new concept, but it’s been gaining popularity in recent years. Whether you’re feeling fatigued, sick, or just hungover, IV therapy can provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to perform at its best. Regular sessions can improve your overall health, helping you feel stronger, happier, and more energetic.

We recommend IV therapy for a number of ailments, ranging from bad hangovers to cancer and HIV/AIDS. Your body can almost always benefit from a boost, and IV therapy delivers vital nutrients directly where and when you need them. 

At DERMABARE, we offer different IV cocktails depending on your needs. Each provides unique benefits, and can be adjusted to accommodate you. All cocktails contain basic elements of the Myers cocktail, which is packed with vitamins and nutrients. 

After receiving vitamin supplements through IV therapy, you can expect near-immediate results. Nausea can be reduced almost instantly, symptoms of dehydration can fade, and your energy levels can rise. 

Interested in trying vitamin boosts via IV therapy for yourself? Call DERMABARE at 949-545-6600, or request an appointment online

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