Single Vitamin Infusions

All vitamins are infused in 250-500ml of balanced IV solution

5-MTHF-glucosamine (vitamin B9)

£79.95

Vit b9 helps with the formulation of red blood cells , helps maintain healthy skin , increases nerve and brain function, increases the bodies ability to convert carbs in glucose

Adenosylcobalamin (active vit b 12)

£79.95 | Forte £119.95

Supports the production of red blood cells , supports bone health, reduces feelings of depression by increasing serotonin production, is neuro protective improving memory and cognitive function as we age, can increase energy levels

Biotin (vitamin H)

£79.95

Decreases blood sugar levels helping prevent diabetes , supports healthy skin, nails , hair , relieves muscle cramps, helps improve cholesterol levels

Nicotinamide (vitamin b3)

£79.95

Lowers LDL cholesterol and increases cardiovascular health

Vitamin b complex (Thaimine HCL (B1) | Riboflavin 5-Phosphate (B2)
| Nictinamide (B3) | Pyridoxine (B6)

£89.95

Reduces LDL increase HDL , antoxidant, improved energy, reduces insulin and increases insulin sensitivity improved mood and stress control

Vitamin C

7.5g  £79.95  |  10g £94.95 | 25g  £119.95

Is an essential amino acid that plays a significant role in the building of muscle tissue as well aiding mood treating cold sores and improving hair and skin

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5-MTHF-Glucosamine

5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5-MTHF, is a natural form of vitamin B9 your body is ready to absorb and use for nutritional purposes. It is now a very popular form of folate for this reason, especially among people who have problems metabolizing other forms of B9 from foods and supplements.

A study compared the calcium-based stuff with another form of 5-MTHF bound to glucosamine instead of calcium in rats. Researchers also compared both of them to folic acid. The study showed 1.8 times higher peak blood plasma levels than 5-MTHF bound to calcium salt and 3.1 times higher levels than folic acid.

B9 is required for making:

  • Energy from carbs
  • DNA & RNA
  • Red & white blood cells
  • Melatonin, a chemical that regulates sleep
  • Important neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin & dopamine
  • Your nervous system

This provides the most bioavailable for of folate available

Adenosylcobalamin /methylcobalamin

Adenosylcobalamin/ methylcobalamin forte

Both versions are available

More commonly known as active vitamin b12

  1. Adenosylcobalamin Is Converted Methylcobalamin

Dietary sources of B12 come in the form of hydroxocobalamin. Many supplements use the artificial form of B12 — cyanocobalamin — because it’s cheaper and highly stable. In recent years methylcobalamin, the form of B12 the body uses, has become a popular supplement.

Whichever form of B12 is ingested, the body will convert it to methylcobalamin. As a side note, methylcobalamin doesn’t require conversion and goes straight to work without any unnecessary energy expenditure. This form of B12 flows through the bloodstream and goes to work by protecting the brain, removing toxins, and converting homocysteine to methionine. In further reactions, methionine contributes a methyl-group to create adenosyl, and ultimately adenosylcobalamin.

  1. Metabolic Effects of Adenosylcobalamin

The Citric Acid cycle, or Kreb’s cycle, is the process by which mitochondria creates ATP, or cellular energy. During this process, adenosylcobalamin must assist in the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA. Without this process, the Citric Acid cycle fails. This results in cellular damage and potential DNA and RNA damage, setting the stage for degenerative disease. Early symptoms of this issue manifests as fatigue or early aging.

  1. How to Determine Adenosylcobalamin Deficiency

High levels of Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) in the blood or the urine reflect inadequate adenosylcobalamin levels. One study found people with reported MMA levels of .27 micromoles per liter or higher (.26 or above indicates B-12 deficiency) may show higher homocysteine levels, while those at .60 may suffer from neurological issues.[1, 2] Testing for MMA will reveal whether the body is adenosylcobalamin deficient.

  1. Supplementing With Adenosylcobalamin

Although it’s a natural and essential form of B12, adenosylcobalamin is not stable in a pill form (unlike cyanocobalamin) so it’s not commonly used in B12 supplements unless it’s a liquid formulation. B12 Blend is a liquid B12 supplement I developed that combines the coenzyme forms of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. It’s absolutely ideal for getting your daily requirements of B12 and perfect for those with an increased risk of B12 deficiency, especially older adults, vegetarians, and vegans

 

Biotin

Biotin also called vitamin H, vitamin B₇ or vitamin B₈ is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids

Biotin is one of the B-vitamins, also known as vitamin B7.

It was once called coenzyme R and vitamin H. The H stands for Haar und Haut, which is German for hair and skin.

Biotin is water-soluble, which means the body doesn’t store it. It has many important functions in the body.

It’s necessary for the function of several enzymes known as carboxylases. These biotin-containing enzymes participate in important metabolic pathways, such as the production of glucose and fatty acids.

A commonly recommended intake is 5 mcg (micrograms) per day in infants and 30 mcg in adults. This goes up to 35 mcg per day in breastfeeding women.

Biotin deficiency is fairly rare. However, some groups such as pregnant women – may experience it in mild forms.

Eating raw eggs may also cause a deficiency, but you would need to eat a lot of eggs for a very long time. Raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin, which binds to biotin and prevents its absorption. Avidin is inactivated during cooking.

Benefits

Biotin has a range of possible benefits

  1. Macronutrient metabolism

Biotin is important for energy production. For example, several enzymes need it to function properly.

These enzymes are involved in carb, fat and protein metabolism. They initiate critical steps in the metabolic processes of these nutrients.

Biotin plays a role in:

  • Gluconeogenesis: This metabolic pathway enables glucose production from sources other than carbs, such as amino acids. Biotin-containing enzymes help initiate this process.
  • Fatty acid synthesis: Biotin assists enzymes that activate reactions important for the production of fatty acids.
  • The breakdown of amino acids: Biotin-containing enzymes are involved in the metabolism of several important amino acids, including leucine.

Summary: Biotin assists in energy production. It supports a number of enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbs, fats, and protein.

  1. Brittle Nails

Brittle nails are weak and easily become chipped, split or cracked.

It’s a common condition, estimated to affect around 20 percent of the world’s population.

Biotin may benefit brittle nails

In one study, 8 people with brittle nails were given 2.5 mg of biotin per day for 6 to 15 months. Nail thickness improved by 25% in all 8 participants. Nail splitting was also reduced

Another study of 35 people with brittle nails found 2.5 mg of biotin per day for 1.5 to 7 months improved symptoms in 67% of participants

However, these studies were small and more research is needed.

Summary: Brittle nails are fragile and easily become split or cracked. Biotin supplements may help strengthen the nails.

  1. Hair health

Biotin is often associated with increased hair growth and healthier, stronger hair.

There is very little evidence to support this.

However, a deficiency in biotin may lead to hair loss, which indicates that the vitamin is important for hair

While it is often marketed as an alternative treatment for hair loss, only people with an actual biotin deficiency get significant benefit from supplementing

It is recommended that people with biotin deficiency take 30 to 100 micrograms (mcg) per day. Infants would need a smaller dose of 10 to 30 mcg.

Whether it improves hair growth in healthy people has yet to be determined.

Summary: Biotin is claimed to promote hair growth and healthy hair, but the evidence is weak. However, deficiency has been linked to hair loss, and those who are actually deficient may benefit from supplementing.

  1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Biotin is important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These life stages have been associated with an increased requirement for this vitamin

In fact, it has been estimated that up to 50% of pregnant women may develop a mild biotin deficiency. This means that it may start to affect their well-being slightly, but isn’t severe enough to cause noticeable symptoms

Deficiencies are thought to occur due to the faster biotin breakdown within the body during pregnancy

Additionally, a major cause for concern is that animal studies have found that a biotin deficiency during pregnancy may cause birth defects

Nevertheless, remember to always consult your doctor or dietitian/nutritionist before taking supplements during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Summary: If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, your biotin requirements may go up. Up to 50% of women may get less of this vitamin than they need during pregnancy.

  1. Reduced blood sugar in people with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease. It’s characterized by high blood sugar levels and impaired insulin function.

Researchers have studied how biotin supplements affect blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.

Some evidence shows biotin concentrations in blood may be lower in people with diabetes, compared to healthy individuals

Studies in diabetics given biotin alone have provided mixed results

However, several controlled studies indicate that biotin supplements, combined with the mineral chromium, may lower blood sugar levels in some people with type 2 diabetes

Summary: When combined with chromium, biotin may help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

  1. Skin health

Biotin’s role in skin health isn’t well understood. However, it is known that you may get red, scaly skin rashes if you’re deficient

Some studies also suggest that biotin deficiency may sometimes cause a skin disorder called seborrheic dermatitis, also known as cradle cap

Biotin’s role in skin health may be related to its effect on fat metabolism, which is important for the skin and may be impaired when biotin is lacking

There is no evidence showing that biotin improves skin health in people who aren’t deficient in the vitamin.

Summary: People with a biotin deficiency may experience skin problems. However, there is no evidence that the vitamin has benefits for skin in people who aren’t deficient.

  1. Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. In MS, the protective covering of nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord and eyes is damaged or destroyed

This protective sheath is called myelin, and biotin is thought to be an important factor in producing it

A pilot study in 23 people with progressive MS tested the use of high doses of biotin. Over 90% of participants had some degree of clinical improvement

While this finding needs much more study, at least two randomized controlled trials have been carried out in people with progressive MS. The final results have not been published, but the preliminary results are promising

Summary: High biotin doses hold promise for treating multiple sclerosis, a serious disease that affects the central nervous system.

 

 

Nicotinamide

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) which is also sometimes referred to as niacinamide is a member of the B vitamin family. It can be found in certain foods but is also now sold in supplementary form often with the brand name – Niagen.

It is commonly used as a supplement to treat the niacin deficiency – pellagra. While niacin can be used to treat pellagra, nicotinamide does not have the same side effects as niacin such as the niacin flush effect. Nicotinamide is also commonly used in cream or ointment form to treat acne.

 

As well as its common uses for pellagra and acne, nicotinamide has started to cause quite a stir for its anti-aging potential. While research is at a very early stage, the results so far have proved incredibly promising.

The Benefits of Nicotinamide Riboside

1) Anti-Aging

The aging process brings with it a number of noticeable effects. We become increasingly fatigued and may lack motivation. This tiredness that our bodies feel reflect the impairment of the cellular functions vital to life.

You may have heard about NAD+ before. It is the term which is typically used by the scientific community when referring to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. NAD+ is essential to life and is found in every one of your body’s cells. NAD+ helps us transfer energy from the food we consume too numerous critical cell functions. NAD+ is also necessary to turn off those genes responsible for accelerating the aging process.

 

As we age and NAD+ levels begin to decline, the mitochondrial function gets impaired and fewer mitochondria survive. This depletion of mitochondria results in the familiar physical and mental signs of aging.

Plenty of research has been done into the role NAD+ plays in the aging process. Compelling studies have found that it can protect the tissues, promote the repair of DNA and increase a person’s lifespan.

If researchers are correct and the natural decline of NAD+ is responsible for cellular aging, it is logical to assume that raising the levels of NAD+ would extend life.

 

Nicotinamide v Niacin

Niacin or nicotinic acid is well-known already as an essential B vitamin. The vast majority of multivitamin supplements contain niacin in synthetic form while it is contained naturally in certain plant and meat foods. Many people believe that niacin is the only vitamin B3 form available but are less familiar with the other form of the vitamin – nicotinamide.

Nicotinic acid is not the same thing as nicotinamide. Nicotinic acid is actually a precursor of nicotinamide. Both niacin and nicotinamide can help to address a deficiency in vitamin B3 but nicotinamide does not come with the same unwanted side effects associated with niacin.

Niacin overdose side effects include increased uric acid, elevated heart rate, abdominal pain and the familiar skin flush. These effects are actually caused by the process of conversion. Only a very small amount of niacin gets converted to nicotinamide and of that, a very small fraction is converted to NAD+.

2) Diabetes

Several recent studies have set out to analyze the effects of nicotinamide riboside on diabetes by looking at its effect on diabetic mice.

One Korean study conducted in 2015 divided mice into two groups with one of them being fed nicotinamide supplements for a 7 day period. The mice who received the supplements experienced improved insulin levels and glucose tolerance. The same study also noted that the total cholesterol levels in the liver were reduced.

Another study conducted in Iowa and published in 2016 looked at its effects on prediabetic mice fed high-fat foods. The researchers found that nicotinamide riboside supplements had several beneficial effects.

 

Mice given the supplement experienced lower weight gain, reduced levels of total cholesterol and improved glucose tolerance as well as protection from diabetic neuropathy. The researchers concluded that the results justified further testing on humans suffering from obesity, type 2 diabetes, and neuropathy.

3) Obesity and Weight Loss

As well as the diabetic studies mentioned above, there have been other studies which focused specifically on the effect of nicotinamide riboside on weight loss.

A Swiss study published in 2012 found that nicotinamide helped to protect the body from metabolic abnormalities which were caused by a high-fat diet. According to the researchers, nicotinamide boosted NAD+ and activated SIR. (3)

Another exciting study was conducted using human subjects. The study which was published in 2015 was greeted with great excitement by a press release. (4) The report mentions that SIRT 3 may prevent or even reverse obesity-related inflammatory diseases.

According to the researchers, intermittent fasting and a calorie restricted diet could result in reduced inflammation. They found that increased SIRT3 levels could block an inflammatory molecule and that nicotinamide riboside could activate their SIRT3.

4) Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Function

In 2013, researchers from Mount Sinai set out to analyze the effects of Nicotinamide riboside Alzheimer’s disease by looking at its effect on NAD+ . As we mentioned earlier, NAD+ is regarded as an important regulator of extended lifespan.

The study which was conducted on mice found that those treated with 250 /mg per kg each day for a 3 month period demonstrated improved cognitive function in memory tests. Treatment with nicotinamide riboside also caused a significant increase in NAD+ levels. The researchers also found that supplementing with nicotinamide benefited several functions including PGC-1a which play important roles in the disease.

5) Asthma

The NIH study which we mentioned earlier in the article with regards to obesity also mentions the effect of nicotinamide on asthma. Although asthma was not specifically evaluated by the study its link to obesity is mentioned. The researchers state that the increasing rates of asthma in obese people make it more difficult to exercise and therefore lose weight. The research team is currently performing a follow-up study to analyze the effects of nicotinamide riboside on bronchial inflammation.

6) Hearing Loss

Researchers from North Carolina University published a study in 2014 claiming that nicotinamide can activate the SIRT3 pathway which reduces the degeneration of neurites. According to the researchers, this can help to protect people from noise-induced loss of hearing.

In the study which was conducted on mice, the researchers managed to create a noise-induced hearing loss on the control while less loss occurred in the mice treated with nicotinamide riboside.

7) For Acne

The FDA has approved the use of nicotinamide in pill form combined with folic acid and zinc to treat a form of acne called acne vulgaris. The condition causes lesions primarily on the facial area but also the shoulders, back, and chest. It is also approved to treat acne rosacea, a condition that can cause red bumps or cysts on the face.

It works by reducing the inflammatory responses which cause lesions and acne. It can also block inflammation due to iodide compounds from the diet which can cause the symptoms of acne or exacerbate them.

Vit b complex

Thiamine HCL

Riboflavin-5-Phosphate

Nicotinamide

Pyridoxine HCL

 

Vitamin C

Available in 5 doses

7.5g. (in 250ml

10g (in 250ml)

15g (in 500ml)

20g (in 500ml)

25g (in 500ml)

an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits.

It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.

The recommended daily intake for vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men (1).

While it’s commonly advised to get your vitamin C intake from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs.

Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits of taking a vitamin C supplement.

  1. May reduce your risk of chronic disease

 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses (2).

Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.

When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases

Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammation

SUMMARY

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can boost your blood antioxidant levels. This may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.

  1. May help manage high blood pressure

Approximately one-third of American adults have high blood pressure

High blood pressure puts you at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death globally

Studies have shown that vitamin C may help lower blood pressure in both those with and without high blood pressure.

An animal study found that taking a vitamin C supplement helped relax the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart, which helped reduce blood pressure levels

Moreover, an analysis of 29 human studies found that taking a vitamin C supplement reduced systolic blood pressure (the upper value) by 3.8 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (the lower value) by 1.5 mmHg, on average, in healthy adults.

In adults with high blood pressure, vitamin C supplements reduced systolic blood pressure by 4.9 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.7 mmHg, on average

While these results are promising, it’s not clear whether the effects on blood pressure are long term. Moreover, people with high blood pressure should not rely on vitamin C alone for treatment.

SUMMARY

Vitamin C supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure.

  1. May lower your risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide

Many factors increase the risk of heart disease, including high blood pressure, high triglyceride or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.

Vitamin C may help reduce these risk factors, which may reduce heart disease risk.

For example, an analysis of 9 studies with a combined 293,172 participants found that after 10 years, people who took at least 700 mg of vitamin C daily had a 25% lower risk of heart disease than those who did not take a vitamin C supplement

Interestingly, another analysis of 15 studies found that consuming vitamin C from foods — not supplements — was linked to a lower risk of heart disease.

However, scientists were unsure whether people who consumed vitamin-C-rich foods also followed a healthier lifestyle than people who took a supplement. Thus, it remains unclear whether the differences were due to vitamin C or other aspects of their diet

Another analysis of 13 studies looked at the effects of taking at least 500 mg of vitamin C daily on risk factors for heart disease, such as blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

The analysis found that taking a vitamin C supplement significantly reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol by approximately 7.9 mg/dL and blood triglycerides by 20.1 mg/dL

In short, it seems that taking or consuming at least 500 mg of vitamin C daily may reduce the risk of heart disease. However, if you already consume a vitamin-C-rich diet, then supplements may not provide additional heart health benefits.

SUMMARY

Vitamin C supplements have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. These supplements may lower heart disease risk factors, including high blood levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

  1. May reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks

Gout is a type of arthritis that affects approximately 4% of American adults

It’s incredibly painful and involves inflammation of the joints, especially those of the big toes. People with gout experience swelling and sudden, severe attacks of pain

Gout symptoms appear when there is too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product produced by the body. At high levels, it may crystallize and deposit in the joints.

Interestingly, several studies have shown that vitamin C may help reduce uric acid in the blood and, as a result, protect against gout attacks.

For example, a study including 1,387 men found that those who consumed the most vitamin C had significantly lower blood levels of uric acid than those who consumed the least

Another study followed 46,994 healthy men over 20 years to determine whether vitamin C intake was linked to developing gout. It found that people who took a vitamin C supplement had a 44% lower gout risk

Additionally, an analysis of 13 studies found that taking a vitamin C supplement over 30 days significantly reduced blood uric acid, compared with a placebo

While there appears to be a strong link between vitamin C intake and uric acid levels, more studies on the effects of vitamin C on gout are needed.

SUMMARY

Vitamin-C-rich foods and supplements have been linked to reduced blood uric acid levels and lower risk of gout.

  1. Helps prevent iron deficiency

Iron is an important nutrient that has a variety of functions in the body. It’s essential for making red blood cells and transporting oxygen throughout the body.

Vitamin C supplements can help improve the absorption of iron from the diet. Vitamin C assists in converting iron that is poorly absorbed, such as plant-based sources of iron, into a form that is easier to absorb

This is especially useful for people on a meat-free diet, as meat is a major source of iron.

In fact, simply consuming 100 mg of vitamin C may improve iron absorption by 67%

As a result, vitamin C may help reduce the risk of anemia among people prone to iron deficiency.

In one study, 65 children with mild iron deficiency anemia were given a vitamin C supplement. Researchers found that the supplement alone helped control their anemia

If you have low iron levels, consuming more vitamin-C-rich foods or taking a vitamin C supplement may help improve your blood iron levels.

SUMMARY

Vitamin C can improve the absorption of iron that is poorly absorbed, such as iron from meat-free sources. It may also reduce the risk of iron deficiency.

  1. Boosts immunity

One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity, as vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system.

First, vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection

Second, vitamin C helps these white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.

Third, vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defense system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers

Studies have also shown that taking vitamin C may shorten wound healing time

What’s more, low vitamin C levels have been linked to poor health outcomes.

For example, people who have pneumonia tend to have lower vitamin C levels, and vitamin C supplements have been shown to shorten the recovery time

SUMMARY

Vitamin C may boost immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster.

  1. Protects your memory and thinking as you age

Dementia is a broad term used to describe symptoms of poor thinking and memory.

It affects over 35 million people worldwide and typically occurs among older adults

Studies suggest that oxidative stress and inflammation near the brain, spine, and nerves (altogether known as the central nervous system) can increase the risk of dementia

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. Low levels of this vitamin have been linked to an impaired ability to think and remember

Moreover, several studies have shown that people with dementia may have lower blood levels of vitamin C

Furthermore, high vitamin C intake from food or supplements has been shown to have a protective effect on thinking and memory as you age

Vitamin C supplements may aid against conditions like dementia if you don’t get enough vitamin C from your diet. However, additional human studies are needed to understand the effects of vitamin C supplements on nervous system health

SUMMARY

Low vitamin C levels have been linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking disorders like dementia, while a high intake of vitamin C from foods and supplements has been shown to have a protective effect.

  • Prevents the common cold. While vitamin C appears to reduce the severity of colds and recovery time by 8% in adults and 14% in children, it does not prevent them
  • Reduces cancer risk. A handful of studies have linked vitamin C intake to a lower risk of several cancers. However, most studies have found that vitamin C does not affect the risk of developing cancer
  • Protects against eye disease. Vitamin C has been linked to reduced risks of eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. However, vitamin C supplements have no effect or may even cause harm
  • May treat lead toxicity. Although people with lead toxicity appear to have low vitamin C levels, there is no strong evidence from human studies that show vitamin C can treat lead toxicity