In an ideal world, you should be able to get all the essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. But health conditions, absorption issues, or poor eating habits may place you at risk of developing a nutritional deficiency. Nutrition & Health Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, offers vitamin therapy to address these nutritional deficiencies and improve health. To schedule your vitamin therapy consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients your body needs to function normally. Because they’re essential, you must get the micronutrients from outside sources, such as food or nutritional supplements.
The vitamins your body needs include vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B family of vitamins. There are many essential minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and copper, to name a few.
You should be able to meet your vitamin and mineral needs if you eat a healthy and balanced diet. Unfortunately, most Americans struggle to follow healthy diet guidelines and nutrient deficiencies are more common than you might think.
The RDNs at Nutrition & Health Center offer vitamin therapy to improve nutritional health and prevent vitamin deficiencies.
Vitamin therapy is one of the health and nutrition services available at Nutrition & Health Center. The experienced RDNs have a keen understanding of nutrition, including the role vitamins and minerals play in supporting normal body functions, as well as overall health and well-being.
To assess your nutritional status, they conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment. They also take a detailed diet history and use the Nutritionist Pro™ program to analyze your nutrient intake.
They use the information gathered during your nutrition assessment, along with the objective data from the nutrient analysis, to evaluate your overall vitamin intake and see if you need vitamin therapy.
Your vitamin therapy may include the addition of nutrient-rich foods to your diet, individual nutritional supplements, or a multivitamin.
Your dietitian at Nutrition & Health Center determines if you’re a candidate for vitamin therapy after a comprehensive initial nutrition assessment. You may consider scheduling a consultation if you have concerns about the nutritional adequacy of your diet.
Common signs and symptoms of a nutrient deficiency include:
You may also benefit from vitamin therapy if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, you have a condition that affects nutrient absorption (e.g., Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis), or you have food allergies or sensitivities that limit your diet choices.
Many people fail to adequately meet their vitamin needs. To schedule your vitamin therapy consultation at Nutrition & Health Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.