Everybody gets a little blue sometimes. But if you are finding yourself more down than up, and cannot figure out why, you may need therapy…Vitamin Therapy!
Vitamins and other micronutrients like minerals, enzymes and antioxidants, play an important role in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found mostly in your brain, gut and blood platelets. Serotonin plays important roles in metabolism, including:
Carrying signals along and between nerves
Constricting smooth muscles like those found in your arteries and GI tract
Regulating metabolic processes
And, most importantly, contributing to happiness and wellbeing!
Serotonin deficiency can lead to depression!
Micronutrients that Support Serotonin Production
Many people eat for energy or entertainment without giving much thought to whether they are getting all the nutrients necessary for optimal health. Yet that pizza that made you happy on Friday night may be making you sad in the long run, as empty calories deprive you of essential nutrients. Even if you are health conscious and eat tons of organic fruits and veggies, you may still be nutrient deficient.
Some nutrients in high demand for serotonin production may be deficient in your diet, or may not be getting absorbed in your small intestine, meaning they never make it to your cells. The most important nutrients for serotonin production are:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
The best way to increase serotonin is by boosting the nutrients that support it. However, getting optimal amounts of everything you need is difficult through diet alone. Even if you take supplements, they often pass through your digestive tract without ever breaking down and getting absorbed.
One way to ensure micronutrients are available in adequate amounts to produce serotonin is to deliver them directly to your circulatory system, via injection or intravenous (IV) drip. Once in your system, your blood stream carries the micronutrients to your cells and vital organs, where they can be put to use for serotonin production and other important metabolic processes.
The therapists at Advanced Cryo NCY can guide you in selecting the best format for delivering micronutrients directly into your blood stream. You may benefit from an injection of B Vitamins or Vitamin D to boost your mood, or you may prefer to optimize your nutrient levels via an InVita™ Micronutrient Cocktail. The nutrients will be administered by a trained clinician while you relax in the luxury of our NYC clinic.
Why feel blue when happiness is just a shot away?