Vitamins are essential for optimum health. Without them, the vital mechanism of the body isn’t possible and life isn’t sustainable. According to their crucial role in human life, a constant stream of essential vitamins must be supplied to the body, but diet is not the only option!
In this article, we introduce Vitamin Injection and discuss its benefits and risks. By the end, you should be able to know whether Vitamin Injection is the right path for you or not.
What is vitamin injection?
Vitamin Injection is an integrative treatment to immediately provides the body with essential vitamins. It’s not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle but it can help correct nutritional deficiencies, which is the root cause of all physical and mental symptoms.
The vitamin injection bypasses the digestive system and pushed directly into cells. Since it takes a few hours for nutrients to be absorbed in digestive tracts, by bypassing this mechanism, the vitamin injection has an immediate therapeutic impact. Considering the amounts present in a shot are higher than normal, any nutritional deficiencies will be corrected immediately and make you leave nurtured and feel nourished.
Oral supplementation has its specific benefits considering your digestive tract is optimally healthy and able to absorb all nutrients but in reality due to years of misuse and neglect resulted from bad eating habits, alcohol, smoking, medications and stress, the lining of digestive tracts and microbiome diversity has been disturbed so much that they are not able to produce necessary chemicals to absorb all nutrients. Also, nutrients tend to be competitive in absorption in the digestive system and the long run, due to the dominance of some nutrients over others; deficiency in some vitamins is likely.
The vitamin injection procedure is simple. A qualified integrative practitioner will blend the required vitamins uniquely designed for you then a trained nurse going to administer the needle into your muscle, preferably gluteal muscle. Vitamin injection is typically painless and immediately after the treatment, you can back into your daily routine.
You must inform your doctor about any medication you are taking because some drugs can interfere with vitamin absorption.
What are the benefits of vitamin injection?
The main benefit of Vitamin injection is the bioavailability of nutrients. Other than being able to bypass the digestive tract and nutritional competition mentioned above, vitamins have many forms which are different in their absorbability so for a vitamin injection purpose; only vitamin types are selected that are readily absorbed.
Also, Vitamin injection is the best option for circumstances when you don’t have enough time but need essential nutrients fast. Situations, when you are about to catch a cold or energy-deprived, are ideal times to have a vitamin injection to prevent progression of the infection or fatigue.
What are the risks of vitamin injection?
Done in a reputable integrative medicine center, No-Risk is involved. Toxicity is rare since excess vitamins will be discharged from your body. Possibility of infection is almost zero since a professional integrative medicine center maintains hygiene standards and the point of injection on your skin is going to be cleansed by alcohol to remove any bacteria.
Which vitamins are selected for an injection?
There are many essential vitamins blended in vitamin injections, but the main ones are as follow:
Vitamin B group are essential water-soluble vitamins involved in most of the vital mechanisms of body and energy production and contribute to the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and alcohol. Because of their water solubility, they aren’t store in the body and must be supplied constantly. They are a regular component of the Energy Enhancer shot.
Vitamin B1 or thiamine is essential for mitochondrial functions which are organelles in every cell, digesting nutrients, and providing energy for the cell. This vitamin is also effective in treating neuritis, an inflammation of the nerves and is required for proper digestion of carbohydrates. Vitamin B1 blended in the Brain Booster shot.
Vitamin B2 is involved in conversion of amino acid tryptophan to niacin and vitamin B6 to coenzyme Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate, which both of are essential for states of relaxation and feelings of well-being. Vitamin B2 is part of a group of vitamins in The Relaxer shot.
Vitamin B3 or niacin is important for lower cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risks and has a proven contributor in anti-aging. Vitamin B3 is one of the main compounds in the Fountain of Youth shot
Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid is vital for perfect skin and often used in skincare formulas.
Vitamin B6 includes six compounds that are involved in more than 100 enzyme reactions related to protein digestion and is essential for cognitive development by biosynthesis of neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B9 or folate is crucial for red blood cell formation and is a key vitamin in the prevention of anemia.
Vitamin B12 is involved in DNA synthesis and is required for nerve cells to function correctly. It is also beneficial for heart health by reducing levels of homocysteine amino acid in the blood, which is one of the main causes of heart diseases. The immune system is another area that benefits from vitamin B12 by strengthening NK cells (natural killers) to defeat infections. The human body doesn’t make vitamin B12; therefore, it must be obtained from the diet. The only sources of this vitamin are animal foods so if you have restricted diet like a vegan diet or if you have certain conditions that require higher doses of this essential vitamin, you do not have enough sources of B12 in your diet and must supplement your body.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin synthesized from ultraviolet rays of sunshine contacting the skin. This vitamin is essential for bone health by maintaining adequate Calcium levels in the blood and helps with its absorption in the bones. It is also proven effective in treating depression and more importantly has a key role in fat burning. Vitamin D is part of the Fat Melter shot.
Antioxidants are certain compounds required to prevent cell damage caused by Free Radicals (atoms or molecules containing free electrons). These unstable particles that cause damage to the body come from environmental factors such as smoke or radiation. If they buildup over time, they accelerate the aging process and may have a major role in diseases such as cancer and stroke. Since antioxidants can donate an electron to free radicals, they can neutralize and stabilize them. Antioxidants, which are in the body are vitamins A, C, E and are present in The Detoxifier shots.
Vitamin C is another water-soluble vitamin essential for strong immune system. The role of this vitamin in treating diseases was popularized by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling in the 70s who used mega doses of vitamin C to cure cancer. It is also beneficial for the skin. Vitamin C is the main component of the Immune Booster shot.
MIC consists of methionine, inositol and choline amino acids that are involved in lipolysis, called fat burning. These amino acids increase your metabolism and decrease your waistline.
CoQ10 is an essential compound responsible for providing energy to every cell of your body, as well as supporting mitochondrial function. People with heart failure, high blood pressure, gum disease, parkinson’s disease, blood infections, certain diseases of the muscles, amongst other medical issues may have lower levels of CoQ10.
How often vitamin injections are needed?
Vitamin injection is assessed based on your blood test results; therefore, the blend of your shot is individualized for your unique needs. In the plan of vitamin injection treatment, the holistic approach is taken to address the causes of your symptoms; therefore, factors such as age, weight, genetics, habits, medications, physical and mental activities and social relationships are considered.
Generally, most people need a weekly vitamin injection at the beginning of treatment to overcome deficiencies, but after the initial stage, the frequency of the injections adjusting according to their needs.
Do you need to have vitamin injection?
Due to the fact that as an adult your digestive system has been working all your life trying to counter the damage resulted from bad eating habits, sleep disturbances, physical and mental stress, alcohol, smoking, medications, and air pollution, it is most likely that nutrient absorption is not optimum in your system so receiving vitamins directly through injection is a healthy option.
Also, if you have gastrointestinal disorders like celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, and leaky gut or stomach infections such as H. Pylori or taking medications like antibiotics, oral contraceptives, metformin, and corticosteroids, you are most likely deficient in essential nutrients because these conditions and medications prevent proper absorption of nutrient.