Vitamin injections are a minimally invasive treatment that injects a concentrated dose of vitamins directly into your body. Sometimes called vitamin shots, these injections can be highly beneficial for patients who want to improve blood levels of certain vitamins, which can prevent or even reverse vitamin deficiency.
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in synthesizing blood platelets and other blood cells, along with brain cells, nervous cells, and DNA strands within cells. B12 is also known for boosting metabolism so that your body is operating at peak efficiency. Along with the increase in overall energy, B12 can improve mental clarity.
B complex injections contain all of the essential B vitamins, such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid, and cobalamin. A B complex injection can improve the health of skin, hair, and nails, enhance immunity and mood, and improve energy levels. For some patients, B complex injections can be combined with B12 injections.
Aside from the benefits of the vitamins in the injection, there are several noteworthy benefits of using injection therapy. First and foremost, a vitamin shot is a much more efficient way of taking vitamins. Instead of a daily oral supplement that may be forgotten, an injection is much less frequent and more effective.
Vitamin shots are also much better absorbed by the body when compared to absorbing vitamins from oral supplements or foods. For some people, malabsorption of vitamins is caused by the digestive tract eliminating the vitamin before it is absorbed. With a vitamin shot, the vitamin is injected directly into a muscle, which allows patients to get the full benefit of the vitamin.
To optimize the results of your treatment, you will need to avoid consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours after your treatment. Activities such as strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few days. You may be instructed to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin. After you have a vitamin shot, you will not need to take any B12 or B complex vitamins.
Within a few days of your treatment, your body will respond to the vitamin shot by producing new red blood cells and improving other cellular functions. However, it may take a few weeks for you to notice these results, especially if you have a pronounced vitamin deficiency. You may notice results more quickly if your initial treatments are scheduled a few days apart, which will allow you to absorb the vitamins more quickly.
For people who have mild to moderate vitamin deficiency, the results of a vitamin shot may only last for about a week. As you have additional injections and the level of B vitamins in your body rises, you may notice the results of your treatment last longer. If you are consistent with your injection appointments, you can maintain your desired results for the foreseeable future.
When you are first starting your vitamin shot therapy, you will likely have several treatments scheduled closely together so you can reverse any deficiencies you may have. It’s common to schedule two to three injections during the first few weeks and then maintain your results with a monthly injection. Blood tests to assess your blood serum levels for these vitamins can guide the frequency of your appointments.
Vitamin shots are particularly appropriate for patients who have a vitamin deficiency or who are trying to prevent a deficiency. For some people, obtaining enough B12 and other B vitamins from their diet can be challenging, so if your blood serum levels of these vitamins are low, injections may be the best treatment for you.
Good candidates for this treatment also include anyone who wants to feel more energetic or have more mental clarity. If you are feeling burned out, persistently fatigued, or exhausted by your daily activities, it’s possible that regular vitamin shots can help you feel better overall.
Since the human body cannot create B vitamins, these vitamins must be absorbed from the diet. However, some people may not be able to properly absorb these vitamins from food, or may just need a bit of a boost, which is why vitamin shots or injections are an ideal solution for many. With regular injections, you may find that you have more energy, mental clarity, and overall immunity.