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Iron Shots (IV/IM)

ABOUT IRON SHOTS

Iron Shots at Vitamin Injections London benefit many individuals. They increase energy levels and complement our range of Energy boosting injections, particularly the Vitamin D Shot.

Low iron levels occur when the body is unable to absorb enough iron from food, commonly as a result of poor nutrition or poor absorption, or after instances of major blood loss. Additionally, certain kidney and stomach-related conditions may impair iron absorption, leading to a deficiency in iron.

Pregnancy typically increases the body’s iron requirements due to the extra resources needed. Those with multiple pregnancies and/or borderline low iron levels prior are at a higher risk of iron deficiency. Pregnant and lactating women can receive Iron IM Shots, as long as this is cleared by their doctor beforehand.

 

WHAT ARE IRON SHOTS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Iron Shots supplement our natural iron reserves, which are used for the purposes of red cell production. Iron is found in our red blood cells and carries oxygen throughout the body. Iron injections supplement iron-poor blood, which makes our intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) Iron Shots an ideal treatment choice for those who are deficient in iron and/or unable to orally ingest tablets. Iron Shots are also suitable for individuals with health conditions who may require large dosages of supplementary iron.

 

ADVANTAGES OF IRON INJECTIONS

Iron injections at Vitamin Injections London offer various benefits over oral supplements:

  • Iron is highly absorbed when delivered via IV or IM, in comparison to the 15% the body receives when taken orally.
  • Iron Shots are more effective than oral supplements. Since this IV and IM injection has a very low toxicity level, there is no risk of damaging vital organs, as long as the correct dose is administered.
  • Since IV and IM supplements enter the bloodstream, not only are they absorbed better, they are more suitable for individuals with sensitive stomachs. IV and IM supplements are excreted easily, whereas oral supplements can irritate the stomach lining.
  • Iron injections are safe. Rarely, however, our Iron Shots can result in a number of side effects. Whilst uncommon, a change in taste - as well as gastrointestinal pains, nausea and cramps - can result. Contact your IV/IM practitioner if these symptoms persist for more than 48 hours.

Treatment Indications

Several factors affect the body's natural iron levels. The main ones are:

  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Bleeding
  • Pregnancy

What To Expect

Vitamin Injections London is headed by skilled IV/IM Nurses and Aesthetic Practitioners, who will conduct a full review of your medical history and advise you regarding your suitability for the Iron Shot.