Vitamin injections are an increasingly popular way to deliver a quick and concentrated dose of essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Even with daily dietary supplements and 3 well-balanced meals, you may not be getting the nutrient mix your body requires. While there are daily recommended amounts for all adults, each person’s nutrient needs are unique. Nutrient needs also change and evolve during different seasons of life.
In this blog, we will explore the various benefits of prescribed vitamin shots and how to determine which injections are right for you.
Benefits of Vitamin Injections
Supplemental injections are an increasingly popular way to increase vitamin intake and boost overall health. They are a generally safe and effective way to improve overall well-being.
This is achieved by:
· Providing a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than oral supplements, allowing for a more targeted approach to supplement intake.
· Delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream, where they are absorbed quickly and easily.
· Providing a supplement alternative for those who have gastrointestinal issues that interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
· Supporting you in personalizing your healthcare and empowering you to take a more active approach to health and wellness.
Why Can’t I Just Take a Supplement?
Studies show that nearly 1 in 3 Americans is deficient or near-deficient in at least one vitamin. Deficiency is defined as a long-term lack of one or more essential vitamins, minerals, or nutrients. While you may not be vitamin deficient, you may not be getting a high enough concentration of all essential vitamins. This is one of the many reasons that supplements are so popular.
The downside to supplements is that they vary greatly in concentration and many bypass the gastrointestinal tract before they can be absorbed. When your body is consistently lacking in essential nutrients, it increases the likelihood of a variety of health concerns. It can also increase your risk of developing new health conditions.
How to Determine What Type of Vitamin Injections You Require?
Nutrient intake isn’t a one-size-fits-all equation, and it is unlikely that you can garner all the vitamins you require from diet alone. To determine your individual nutrient needs, you will need to be tested.
Your physician can order bloodwork, perform a hair strand mineral test, or you can order an at-home test kit.
Whichever method you choose, ensure a medical professional reviews your results and advises on which vitamin shots and injection frequency is right for you.
Now, let’s dive into the injections administered at Valley Medical Weight Loss and Med Spa.
Vitamin C Injections
Vitamin C is the vitamin you are most likely familiar with, as it’s one of the most important nutrients in our diet. While easy to absorb from foods and supplements, it doesn’t get stored in your tissue as long as an injection. Chronic health conditions, gastrointestinal issues, and cancer may make it difficult to absorb vitamin C from food or supplements.
While most celebrated for boosting immunity, this powerful antioxidant does much more:
· Produces and protects white blood cells.
· Helps your body fight inflammation and infections.
· Can minimize cold symptoms and accelerate recovery.
· Reduces the risk of heart disease.
· Acts as a bacteria barrier on your skin.
· Oxidizes free radicals for health and anti-aging.
· Is a supportive nutrient against iron deficiency.
· Protects your memory and overall brain health.
There are 8 different types of B vitamins, with B12 being the most difficult to absorb. It’s also the B vitamin you are most likely to be deficient in. Your body depends on B12 to make blood cells, maintain a healthy nervous system, and more.
Not all types of B12 are bioavailable—aka. easy to absorb. This is why we use methylcobalamin B12 as it is easy to absorb and stays in your tissues longer than other injectable forms. We offer B12 solo, with other vitamin shots, in our lipotropic injections, and as part of our Weekly Medical Weight Loss Program.
B12 Injections can help:
· Boost energy levels
· Detoxify the body
· Ease stress
· Aid in digestion
· Promote healthy immune function
· Reduce depression
· Promote better sleep
· Improve vision
· Convert carbs to energy
· Promote healthy skin and nails
· Metabolize fat
· Promote a healthy metabolism
Also known as B7 or Vitamin H, biotin is best known as an anti-aging and beauty nutrient. While it provides many benefits for the hair, skin, and fingernails—it is a multi-purpose nutrient that can be used to:
· Take a proactive approach to hair loss.
· Stimulate hair growth for longer hair.
· Improve the texture and thickness of hair.
· Improve the elasticity and firmness of skin.
· Improve the texture and appearance of skin.
· Minimize acne and breakouts.
· Help nails grow faster, longer, and stronger.
· Support the absorption of other nutrients.
· Support your liver, eyes, nervous system, and more.
Glutathione is an antioxidant you may not be familiar with. It is naturally produced by your cells and supports a variety of health benefits. It is best known for its ability to minimize oxidative stress and inflammation caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are impossible to avoid. Even if you eat a clean diet that is high in antioxidant-rich whole foods, you are exposed to free radicals and environmental toxins daily. These free radicals can damage your cells leading to inflammation and illness—aka. oxidative stress. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, but some antioxidants are more powerful than others.
· Minimizes cellular damage in your body by neutralizing free radicals.
· Reduces your risk of disease and illness including cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
· Helps protect against autoimmune diseases including celiac disease, psoriasis, and lupus.
· Promotes cardiovascular health, improves insulin resistance and boosts immune function.
· Removes mercury from the brain to promote neurological and brain function.
· Can slow the internal and visible signs of aging caused by oxidative stress.
B Complex Injections
Our B Complex vitamin shots combine 5 different types of essential nutrients that are responsible for a variety of metabolic processes. Since many Americans don’t get enough B vitamins, this injection can be an effective way of optimizing your health.
· B1—also known as Thiamin, B1 promotes a healthy metabolism, benefits nervous system, heart function, brain health and memory.
· B2—also known as Riboflavin, B2 supports eye health and boosts immunity. Helps to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and helps to regulate thyroid. It’s an essential nutrient to help with energy and the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids.
· B3—B3 is essential to the production of energy. Known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Beneficial for hair loss and acne/improves skin.
· B5—also known as Pantothenic Acid, B5 aids in the acceleration of healing wounds. Helps to increase energy, mood and memory. This B vitamin also promotes subtle skin and healthy hair.
· B6—also known as Pyridoxamine, B6 can minimize acne while promoting healthy skin. It is significant in metabolizing protein, fat and carbohydrates as well as the creation of red blood cells.
Looking For Vitamins Shots in the Phoenix Area?
Valley Medical Weight Loss and Med Spa has clinics in Phoenix, Glendale, and Tempe. Vitamin injections only take a few minutes, so walk-in any time:
· Mon, Tues, Thur, or Fri between 9 am and 6 pm.
· Saturday between 8 am and 3 pm.
We will advise on how frequently to take each shot, which is often once a week for a designated period of time.
DISCLAIMER: *These are pharmaceutical-grade injections. The above information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any injections or products provided by Valley Medical Weight Loss are to be used along with our physician’s complete program.