What is

Injection Therapy?

Injection Therapy

Current health trends are proving we need something more than the traditional approach to “supplementing” a healthy diet. The diagnosis of disease both physical and mental is on the rise while our nutritional status continues to decline. This pattern has put our society at the unhealthiest state in history, and it is getting worse!

We are now at a point where nutritional supplements are becoming requirements due to nutrient deficiencies. Ongoing research is finding injectable nutritional therapies are important for many disease states and could be essential to slow the steady decline of societal health.  Over the last 10 years there has been a change in the approach to handling nutrient deficiencies.

At first glance, oral dietary supplements appear to be the most convenient and effective method of correcting nutritional deficiencies, but recent investigation into the nutrient supplement industry found that not all supplements are created equal. Many consumers are finding comfort in vitamin injections because of their better absorption, and the compounding pharmacies that are manufacturing them are highly regulated.

 

Why Vitamin Injections?

 

Better Absorption/Bioavailability:

Oral supplements must first be broken down in the digestive tract and absorbed by the body before the active ingredients can begin to exert their effects. In addition, low quality nutrients and cheap fillers can decrease the bio-availability of supplements, greatly reducing intestinal absorption, resulting in unpredictable levels of the active ingredients reaching the bloodstream.  

 

Vitamin Injections, however, provide direct delivery of nutrients into the body’s tissues, ensuring 100% absorption of the active ingredients. When administering Vitamin Injections, you can be assured that your patients are receiving the exact dosage of the nutrients you have prescribed which are immediately available for utilization by the body.

 

Rapid Onset of Action:

Oral supplements must first undergo digestion, absorption and metabolism before any nutrients are released into the bloodstream. This process can take hours before the active ingredients start to become available to target tissues.

Unlike the oral route, the injectable administration of nutrients is a rapid method of dietary supplementation. Following the injection of vitamin supplements, the body can start to utilize the active ingredients immediately in order to correct dietary deficiencies.

In contrast, vitamin injections avoid the first-pass effect. Consequently, the active ingredients are not subjected to the extensive metabolism encountered by oral supplements, resulting in higher levels of nutrients actually reaching their target tissues.

 

No First-Pass Metabolism:

Once absorbed by the digestive system, oral supplements are heavily metabolized by gastrointestinal tissues and liver before being released into systemic circulation. This process, called first-pass metabolism, greatly reduces the amount of active ingredients available to the body.

In contrast, vitamin injections avoid the first-pass effect. Consequently, the active ingredients are not subjected to the extensive metabolism encountered by oral supplements, resulting in higher levels of nutrients actually reaching their target tissues.

 

Less Frequent Dosing:

Because of low bioavailability and extensive metabolism, oral supplements must be dosed frequently to be effective while still not correcting micronutrient deficiencies. Depending on the brand, some supplements require the patient to take several pills per day.

Vitamin injections, on the other hand, are completely absorbed and avoid extensive metabolism, providing higher concentrations of nutrients available to target tissues. In addition, intramuscular injections create a depot effect in which the active ingredients are released progressively over time in a steady-state manner. Therefore, vitamin injections require less frequent dosing than oral supplements.

 

Value in Quality:

In summary, unlike oral dietary supplements, vitamin injections contain the highest quality ingredients at the correct potencies without fillers or contaminants. Following administration, the active ingredients are completely absorbed by the body and do not undergo first-pass metabolism. The nutrients are immediately available for utilization to correct nutritional deficiencies. Because of the depot effect and the fact that more of the nutrients reach target tissues, vitamin injections require less frequent dosing than oral supplements.

In our medical clinics, we do micro-nutrient testing and many of the clients that have diagnostic test results showing nutrient deficiencies are on regular regimens of oral supplements. Once on nutrient injections or intravenous therapies, these deficiencies can be overcome.

 


 

Niwot Natural Medicine is currently offering 6 different Vitamin Injections

*Keep an eye out for this menu to expand!

Happy B: Improve mood, memory, sleep, and reenergize with B12. / $25

B12 Blast: Get twice the benefits of the B12 shot plus Folate. / $40 

Sunshine: 25,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Kick your immune system into gear and avoid getting sick. / $30 

Meta-Boost: Get energized and jump start your metabolism to burn fat. / $45

Detox: Increase your body’s ability to detox and recover from stress. / $40

Energy Blast: Increase vitality and get that energy flowin’. / $40