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How Vitamin Injections Work and Their Benefits

Vitamin injections, sometimes referred to as vitamin booster shots, are known for their health benefits, high absorption rates, and minimal side effects.

Vitamin injections first gained popularity with the benefits of Vitamin B12 for its role in metabolism. The effects and treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiency occurred in distinct research phases for more than a century and it was the subject of two separate Nobel Prizes.

Many people associate vitamins with pills or gummies, yet they also come in the form of injections and IV vitamin infusions. Since vitamin absorption from pills or drinks is less effective than an injection directly into the muscle or vein, a higher dose is often needed. Most drug stores or grocery stores are not selling over-the-counter pills in high doses, which means one will have to take multiple pills to compensate for the loss of absorption due to the digestive process.

While pills may seem less expensive than vitamin injections based upon their upfront cost, they are usually manufactured with “fillers” that have no benefit. This combined with the lack of absorption due to digestion makes pills less effective than vitamin infusions or vitamin injections.

Injections bypass the digestive process and provide the best absorption rate, also known as bioavailability.

Another benefit vitamin injections have over pills is their frequency. In order to reap the benefits of vitamins or supplements taken orally, they must be taken every day. This can be difficult for many people, especially on a long-term basis. Vitamin injections are not administered as frequently, making it easier to incorporate them into your routine and not miss out on the full benefits.

For those with chronic illnesses which affect the digestive system, vitamin injections might be their only option to supplement their diet.

Another benefit of vitamin injections is how quick and easy it is to administer them. The entire process takes a maximum of 10 minutes, including check-in and check-out. Nova Vita Wellness Centers offers a variety of vitamin injections which can be administered as an intramuscular shot in a relatively painless process. They can also be added as a “vitamin booster” to any of our infusions.

When adding any new vitamin or dietary supplement to your routine it is important to consult your healthcare provider. That being said, vitamin injections, vitamin infusions, and vitamin boosters are generally safe. There are only four vitamins that a person can overdose on, which are the fat-soluble vitamins.

Vitamins a Person Can Overdose On:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin C can still cause complications in extremely high doses, such as damage to the kidneys, yet this would only happen with concentrations far exceeding what is administered in an IV Vitamin Infusion or vitamin injection. Anyone that is concerned about their current vitamin levels and what vitamins their body would benefit most from should consider micronutrient testing. This only requires a small blood sample and provides a detailed report concerning 31 vitamins, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants and metabolites that the body needs to maintain good health, such as the production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances.

Many of the common nutrient tests focus on the amount of nutrients outside of the cell, also known as extracellular. Micronutrient testing at Nova Vita Wellness Centers focuses on the functional level and capability of micronutrients inside white blood cells, providing a comprehensive report of which vitamin injections or infusions provide the most benefit to an individual.