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IV Vitamin Therapy

Magnesium Infusions + Shots

Magnesium Infusions + Shots
At Harpal Clinic we offer magnesium infusions and shots at our St. Paul's clinic in London.

Magnesium IV therapy is used to treat deficiencies which can be caused by chronic illnesses, malabsorption or gut issues like coeliac disease.

Magnesium is often forgotten about, but it’s involved in hundreds of the body’s enzyme reactions. It plays a big role in the healthy functioning of nerves and muscles, regulating blood pressure, DNA synthesis and the body’s cells.

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The benefits of magnesium

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Left untreated, a magnesium deficiency can affect the absorption of other vitamins and minerals in the body. If your lifestyle or an underlying health condition puts you at risk of a magnesium deficiency, you may benefit from a shot or infusion. Magnesium:

  • Reduces lactic acid which causes post-exercise muscle soreness

  • Helps parathyroid glands work optimally, which promotes hormone production and bone health

  • Assists in energy regeneration, reducing tiredness and fatigue

  • Contributes to a healthy nervous system

  • Lowers blood pressure and increases antioxidant enzymes levels

  • Helps the body to absorb calcium

  • Contributes to heart health

  • Protects against platelet dependant thrombosis

  • Helps relax muscles

  • Helps in migraines and tension headaches

  • Eliminates muscle spasms

  • Some studies have shown magnesium to be beneficial for those with chronic fatigue syndrome

"IV infusions offer much better bioavailability when compared to oral supplements as they bypass the gut (where many nutrients are lost), and are delivered directly into the bloodstream."

Dr Harpal Bains

Dr. Harpal Bains

How do I know if I am low on magnesium? Magnesium deficiency symptoms

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If you have a magnesium deficiency (hypomagnesemia) you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle twitching

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Weakness

  • Nausea

  • Decreased appetite

  • Muscle cramps

  • Abnormal heart rhythm

Low levels of magnesium can be caused by a variety of factors, including: poor diet, malabsorption, diuretic medications, digestion issues, diabetes, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease, and alcohol dependency. It is also important to note that as we age, magnesium can become harder for the body to absorb.

Unsure if a magnesium infusion or shot is right for you? Our IV clinician is highly experienced and as part of your appointment, they will discuss your symptoms and create a bespoke infusion customised to your symptoms and goals.

Magnesium Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

For women (19-64 years): 270mg

For men (19-64 years): 300mg

What does this look like in practice? 100g of spinach has 79mg magnesium.

Our favourite food sources of magnesium:

  • Leafy green veg like spinach

  • Nuts (cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds)

  • Oatmeal

  • Brown rice

Unfortunately, in some cases gut issues and malabsorption can mean that the nutrients ingested aren’t absorbed by the body.

The Harpal way

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✓ We source vitamins and minerals from the UK and Germany for their superior quality
✓ Infusions are mixed on-site so they are fresh for you
✓ At Harpal Clinic, our bespoke vitamins and minerals can be tailored to suit your needs

Dr Harpal Bains says: “Our approach is to get to the root cause of your problem and in our experience, generally find that absorption issues or inadequate nutrition to be a huge contributing issue. I find that front-loading with a well designed vitamin or nutrient IV treatment regime helps improve your baseline health so that you can then absorb the nutrients in your food much more effectively. In our experience, recovery is much quicker if we plan a course of treatment – rather than simply ‘firefighting’ when you feel really unwell. We prefer to work with you longer term, to do the hand-holding where you need it, especially if you have an underlying health issue.”

Magnesium can be given as a shot or as an infusion (also referred to as a drip), depending on your needs. Infusions are ideal where higher doses of magnesium are required (high doses orally can lead to serious side effects). The Myers cocktail IV drip is one of our most popular infusions and contains magnesium. That being said, we prefer to create bespoke infusions according to your symptoms. Simply tell us any concerns you may have and we will help guide you.

When you book in for a magnesium shot or infusion, we will provide you with a complimentary consultation with our IV clinician. They will be able to guide you on which infusion is best for you, based on your symptoms. We also have nutrient testing facilities on-site.

Fees

This is based on 2ml of Magnesium (1g). This also includes a complimentary consultation with our IV Clinician.

A non-refundable booking fee applies to new clients for practitioner consultation and is redeemable against treatment.


2ml (1g) magnesium injection

£45

2ml (1g) magnesium injections – course of 3

(save £15)

£120

2ml (1g) magnesium injections – course of 6

(Save £45)

£225

Additional B12 / B complex / magnesium given at same time

£20

Speak to us about how we can help you feel better. Call our friendly team on 020 7096 5475, email us at help@harpalclinic.co.uk or book online.

Aaliyah, Harpal Clinic

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