The importance of Vitamins
The western diet
We’ve all heard about the obesity epidemic facing the UK and many other parts of the Western world. Is this due to portion sizes, fast-food convenience, sedentary lifestyle, high calorie foods? Well, it’s a combination of all of the above. Did you also know approximately 1/3 of food in the UK is wasted, most of this is fresh produce, often the most nutrient rich food?
“But I eat healthy food, this doesn’t affect me”
It’s a common misconception that everything we eat is absorbed, so all the goodness from that salad to the multivitamin pills people take each day are not necessarily having the desired effect people think. Gut health is extremely important to allow your body to absorb all the nutrients it needs. Stress has a huge impact on how our digestive system functions on a daily basis. Increased stress levels cause an increase in adrenaline as well as the hormone cortisol. Over time these reduce absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract so even eating healthy food on regular basis may mean you are not absorbing all of those fantastic vitamins and micronutrients if you suffer from stress in your busy lifestyle. Chronic diseases also have an effect on gut absorption and there has been research to suggest people who live with a medical condition do not receive the adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals their body requires from their diet. Preventative medicine is and has always been “better than cure” and there is lots of evidence to suggest a healthy diet can prevent disease, for example lowering cholesterol intake in reducing cardiovascular disease.
Where do Get a Drip fit in?
Any health professional would advise a healthy balanced diet alongside an active lifestyle (exercise) and time for stress management. These will all help your gut absorb the nutrients your body needs. Get a Drip can help you with that as our intravenous drips bypass the gut absorption process entirely, meaning you will receive 100% of the nutrients on offer. Your body can then utilise these as part of its metabolic processes. Take a look at our menu and speak to our friendly staff for advice on what drip is best for you.
Chief Medical Officer, Get A Drip