Whether you’re looking to enhance your energy level, improve your mood, or boost your weight loss efforts, vitamin injections can be incredibly beneficial for both your mind and body. Many of our patients at Mirabile M.D. supplement their Medi-Weightloss journey with vitamin injections for weight loss, but these shots can also be administered to anyone looking for an extra boost of energy and nutrients. Let’s look at some of the benefits of vitamin injections and why they may be right for you.
What’s the Difference Between Vitamin Injections and Vitamin Infusions?
Before diving into the benefits of vitamin shots, it’s important to note the difference between IV infusion therapy versus vitamin injections. While the benefits of each can be quite similar, they are administered in different ways, and therefore, work slightly differently in the body.
A vitamin injection is an intramuscular shot that delivers vitamins into your muscles so that they can be absorbed properly by your bloodstream. The ideal administration point for these injections is an area on your body with high muscle mass—typically your arm or buttocks.
A vitamin infusion, done via Intravenous (IV) Therapy, is different. The fluid injected into you is done with an IV drip and travels directly into your bloodstream through a vein. This is the fastest way to deliver vitamins into your body, so you will likely feel the effects more quickly. However, the benefits experienced from a vitamin infusion tend to not last as long as those from an injection.
While it takes longer for your body to fully absorb the vitamin content from the injection, it stays in your system much longer than an IV infusion. Additionally, because a vitamin injection doesn’t require any IV equipment, it is typically a more preferred method for patients looking to boost their general health or weight loss journey but don’t have the time to get an infusion each week.
5 Benefits of Vitamin Injections
There are many benefits to receiving vitamin injections regularly. Not only are injections more effective at giving your body the nutrients it needs, but they can also offer several long-term advantages for your health.
1. Better Absorption of Nutrients
If you take a vitamin supplement orally, whether by capsule or pill, it must pass through your digestive system first before entering your bloodstream. For this reason, a certain amount of nutrients can be lost before the oral supplement even benefits your health.
Because vitamin injections are delivered intramuscularly and directly into your bloodstream, they offer a higher absorption than a capsule or pill taken orally. In this way, vitamin injections can ensure that your body receives the nutrients it needs without losing any value along the way.
2. Personalized Vitamin Formulas
Most vitamin injections are preformulated; however, because they tend to each have their own set of unique ingredients, they can be offered based on the best option for your needs. There are many injection options with personalized benefits that can target the exact result you’re looking for. These may include:
- Blood sugar management
- Energy and stamina improvement
- Immune system and gastrointestinal support
- Inflammation reduction
- Anxiety and stress relief
In addition, certain vitamin injections can support your weight loss efforts. We recommend seeking medical guidance if you want to supplement your weight loss journey with vitamin injections.
3. Medically Supervised
Going to the drugstore and picking out vitamin supplements can be incredibly overwhelming with so many options to choose from. With medically supervised vitamin injections, you will know exactly what supplement is best for your body based on your needs and wants, as well as what your provider recommends. Your provider will know the exact vitamins and nutrients that are best for you and that will give you the most optimal health benefits.
Additionally, Medi-Weightloss patients can further their weight loss efforts by receiving vitamin and mineral injections that help boost energy, metabolism, and more.
4. Higher Efficiency
Vitamin capsules and pills require you to take them daily to experience optimum benefits. It can be easy to forget to take daily supplements, and many people end up lacking essential nutrients they need to maintain their overall health because of this.
Receiving vitamin injections can be a lot more efficient since you only have to stop in for a quick office visit once a week or so. A vitamin shot is quick and easy, and won’t take too much time away from your day.
5. More Cost-Effective
While the initial cost of vitamin injections may seem higher compared to vitamin supplements bought over the counter, the long-term health benefits associated with these shots can largely outweigh the price. For example, your body absorbs 100 percent of the injection, allowing you to get more bang for your buck than you could with supplements.
Types of Vitamin Injections to Consider at Mirabile M.D.
At Mirabile M.D., we administer some of the best vitamin injections to both Medi- and Non-Medi-patients. These injections may include the following:
- Medi-Bolic Booster: Great for metabolizing fat, curbing cravings, and promoting hair and nail growth, this B12 vitamin injection combines essential amino acids to give your body the energy boost it needs.
- B6/B1 Injection: The two essential vitamins included in this injection help aid digestion by speeding up your metabolism and the breakdown of carbohydrates.
- B-Complex Injection: This vitamin injection includes Pyridoxine, Dexpanthenol, Niacinamide, Riboflavin, and Thiamine to help promote brain health and memory, as well as to offer support for sleep, mood, and immune system function.
- Tri-Immune Boost: With a combination of Vitamin C, Zinc, and Glutathione, this injection is helpful for improving the appearance of wrinkles, reducing inflammation, and supporting the immune system.
- Vitamin D3 Injection: This vitamin injection is not only great for weight loss efforts, but it also supports bone health, your immune system, cognitive function, and heart health.
Are you interested in trying out vitamin injections for yourself? Request an appointment with one of our providers at Mirabile M.D. today, or contact us at 913-888-7546.