An IM (Intramuscular) Injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is because muscle tissue has a greater blood supply than the tissue just under your skin. Muscle tissue can also hold a larger volume of medication than subcutaneous tissue.
Vitamin B12 - The stomach acids that aid in the natural breakdown of food also break down vitamin B12 pill supplements, the body will only absorb a small amount when ingested orally. In addition, as a person gets older the body’s ability to absorb B12 through digestion continually decreases. In fact, many adults are completely unable to absorb B12. Injections provide a direct and concentrated method of supplying the body with vitamin B12 and are of particular value to older populations when normal absorption rates decrease, even in the absence of pernicious anemia. The conventional way of fixing a vitamin B12 deficiency has been through intramuscular injections.
Glutathione - Glutathione cannot be absorbed orally. This is why we need to give it intramuscularly!
INDICATION: Increase energy and mood, decrease fatigue*
FREQUENCY: Recommended weekly (maximum of every other day)
Methylcobalamin, also known as Vitamin B12, is an important vitamin needed for the brain, nerves, and the production of red blood cells in the body. It also helps increase metabolic energy and improve mood regulation. Vitamin B12 aids in the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and bodily proteins; assists with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates to release energy; helps regulate appetite and mood (key factors in overeating), and is a great treatment for people who cannot absorb vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products.
Vitamin B12 Benefits:
Routine B12 injections at a dosage of 1 milligram per month also help to lower homocysteine levels in the blood, thereby reducing the probability of heart diseases and strokes. A vitamin B12 injection acts as a stimulant for energizing the body, through cobalamin, which transmits its “anti-stress” elements to the human body. For example, the recommended effective cure for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a 6 to 7-milligram dose of vitamin B12 intramuscular injection per week for 3 weeks.
*Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) is also indicated in those with pernicious anemia, diabetes, neuropathy, heart disease, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, memory loss, depression, fatigue, AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Lyme disease, osteoporosis, tendonitis, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, liver and kidney disease, and asthma. It also may help in improving concentration, maintaining fertility, anti-aging, boosting energy levels, converting fat to energy, and mood elevation.
INDICATION: Supports immune function, fights free radicals, and helps with certain enzyme functions FREQUENCY: Recommended weekly (maximum of every other day)
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant made of amino acids and is considered one of the most important antioxidants in the human body! One of the reasons why Glutathione is so important for optimum health is that it’s present in every cell in the body. It helps one maintain good physical health by neutralizing free radicals, which can cause cellular damage through oxidation. Glutathione has many functions within the body including, supporting immune function, forming sperm cells, fighting free radicals, helping with certain enzyme functions, and making DNA. In addition to being associated with excellent health and longevity, glutathione has been demonstrated to decrease visible signs of aging, such as reducing wrinkling and increasing skin elasticity. Glutathione can also help the process of fat metabolism because it is made in the liver!
Glutathione cannot be absorbed orally. This is why we need to give it intramuscularly!
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There are no known risks involved with the body’s ability to absorb a high concentration of water-soluble vitamins. However, there are a few minor risks associated with the needle injection itself. Some of these risks and side effects are redness, bruising, stinging, and tenderness at the injection site.
There are countless health benefits and reasons to think about having B12 injections. B12 is a vitamin responsible for maintaining healthy nerve and blood cells. It helps make DNA and genetic material in all cells, prevents certain types of anemia, and helps maintain productive energy levels.
Vitamin B12 can also benefit other areas, including:
Glutathione has many functions within the body including, supporting immune function, forming sperm cells, fighting free radicals, helping with certain enzyme functions, and making DNA. In addition to being associated with excellent health and longevity, glutathione has been demonstrated to decrease visible signs of aging, such as reducing wrinkling and increasing skin elasticity. Glutathione can also help the process of fat metabolism because it is made in the liver!
B12 injections are a quick way to boost immune system functioning and can help ward against diseases and illnesses. They can even help improve bone density, a factor in osteoporosis. Additionally, injections may lead to improved mood, reduced symptoms of depression, and protection against brain atrophy. B12 can also lead to improved mental functions like memory and concentration, better sleep, less stress, and even healthy skin, hair, and nails. Unlike oral supplements, because it is injected and not ingested, it goes directly into the system without being diluted or wasted to enhance mental performance, energy levels, and overall quality of life.
If any of the above benefits sound like something you would be interested in, we would recommend trying Vitamin B12 injections!
We recommend weekly injections (maximum of every other day).
We do not recommend B12 injections while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Normal stomach acids aid in the natural breakdown of food but also break down oral vitamin B12 in the form of pill supplements. The body will only absorb a small amount when ingested orally. As we age the body’s ability to absorb B12 through oral digestion continually decreases. In fact, many adults are completely unable to absorb B12 from oral ingestion. Vitamin B12 in the injectable form provides a direct and concentrated route to supply the body and a preferred route for older populations when normal absorption rates decrease with age. For patients who have concerns with any deficiencies or low vitamin B12 we advise them to call their primary care provider. Our main goal is to aid in an alternative injectable form that enhances vitamin B12 absorption for our overall health.
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