B Vitamin Injections

Vitamin injections are a quick and effective method of receiving various nutrients. They are indicated for a variety of issues including fatigue, depression, anemia, heart health, improved metabolism, and more. Most people experience an immediate boost of energy when receiving a vitamin injection while others report a pleasant, calming buzz that may last for a few days.
What’s the difference between taking B vitamin pills and getting a shot?
  • Taking B vitamins in the form of tablets or capsules is an acceptable way to supplement B vitamins and is less invasive than getting a shot. However, taking oral B Vitamins requires action from your gut and liver to digest, absorb and assimilate it which reduces the amount available to your cells.
  • Our senior population, people who have gut dysfunction, on multiple medications, or a previous gastrointestinal surgery may be a greater risk for not absorbing oral B vitamin supplements.
  • Even though getting a shot isn’t as easy as swallowing a pill or two, injections bypass the gut and liver and are the optimal route for absorbing B vitamins and making them available to your cells.
  • The form of the B vitamin is also important. Many multivitamins and B vitamin supplements contain vitamin B12 in a form called cyanocobalamin, which is not the preferred form of this vitamin. See below for more information.
Why do we use best form of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) instead of the cheaper vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)?
Vitamin B12 exists primarily in two different forms; cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin.

Methylcobalamin

  • The active/usable form of Vitamin B12
  • More expensive and more bio-available
  • Remains in body for longer period of time and at higher levels
  • Acts as a co-factor for activation of your proteins, neurotransmitters, DNA, etc
  • Reduces homocysteine, which is associated with cardiovascular disease

Cyanocobalamin

  • The inactive form of Vitamin B12
  • Less expensive but also less bio-available (Harder for your body to use)
  • Typically found in multivitamins
  • Body must convert it to methycobalamin for use
  • Contains a molecule of cyanide which your body has no use for and must eliminate it. Therefore, prolonged use of this form of B vitamin, may place additional strain on the detoxification pathways of the liver.
How often should I get a B vitamin shot?
This is dependent on the health concern or condition to be treated. For example, for someone who has had gastrointestinal surgery, such as a gastric bypass, injections may be recommended once or twice weekly. For vegetarians/vegans who may not be getting enough through their diet, injections may be recommended once per week for a couple of months. For someone who is looking to improve energy and increase fat/carbohydrate metabolism, injections may be recommended twice per month.

Ask your doctor about the appropriate dose and frequency of receiving B vitamin injections for you.

Why is my urine bright yellow after receiving a B shot?
Urine color is determined by numerous factors including level of hydration, kidney function and others. Your urine may become bright yellow following B vitamin injections or taking B vitamin pills because B vitamins are water soluble and are eliminated from the body via your kidneys and urinary tract. The bright yellow color is primarily due to eliminating excess Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (Flavin in Latin means ‘yellow’).

Vitamin injections are safe and effective when supervised by a licensed medical professional using pharmaceutical grade nutrients. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome and encouraged for vitamin injections.

At Live Well Clinic, we offer a variety of specialized formulas to address a wide range of conditions, as well as provide the opportunity to create custom formulas using add on B vitamins. For our optimized vitamin injection cocktails and most popular options, see our menu below.

Methylcobalamin  ($25)

Methylcobalamin is the most absorbable form of B12

Indicated for:

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased stress and irritability
  • Immune system support

Add -ons:

Bl-Thiamine ($l0)

Indicated for:

  • Emotional balancing
  • Improved mental attitude
  • Decreasing motion sickness
  • Aids in digestion of carbohydrates
  • Helps process consumed alcohol

 

B6 -Pyridoxine ($l0)

Indicated for:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Poor concentration
  • Hormone balancing
  • Sleep
  • PMS cramps
  • Energy

B9 -Methylfolate ($15)

Indicated for:

  • Forgetfulness and mental slowness
  • Irritability
  • Improved mental attitude
  • Aids in digestion of carbohydrates
  • Aids detoxification of alcohol

Pure Energy ($25)

Ingredient: MethylB12

Indicated for:

  • Increases energy
  • Reduces stress and irritability

Liver Protection ($40)

Ingredients: MethylB12 + Glutathione

Indicated for:

  • Anti-aging
  • Antioxidant
  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces stress

Fat Burner ($40)

Ingredients: Super B blend + Lipotropics + L Carnitine

Indicated for:

  • Increases fat flush
  • Enhances mood

Immune Boost ($45)

Ingredients: MethylB12 + Methylfolate + Engystol

Indicated for:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Best when traveling
  • Shortens down time of colds and flu
  • Reduces allergy symptoms

De-Stressor ($45)

Ingredients: MethylB12 + B6 + B5

Indicated for:

  • Reduces stress
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves sleep

B Essentials ($50)

Ingredients: MethylB12 + B Complex+ Methylfolate

Indicated for:

  • Comprehensive B vitamins
  • Improves energy
  • Improves sleep
  • Promotes mood stability
  • Reduces anxiety

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