+ What do each of the B-Vitamins do for health?
Thiamine enhances circulation and aids blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism and the production of hydrochloric acid, which aids in proper digestion. This vitamin optimizes cognitive activity and brain function as well as benefiting energy levels, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity. As an antioxidant, it protects the body from the effects of aging, alcohol consumption, and smoking.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Riboflavin is essential for red blood cell formation, antibody protection, cell respiration, and growth. It aids in the of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It helps Vitamin A maintain the mucous membranes in the digestive tract. Riboflavin also facilitates the use of oxygen by tissues of the skin, nails, and hair, eliminates dandruff; and helps the absorption of iron and vitamin B6.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin aids in proper circulation and healthy skin as well as functioning of the nervous system, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and in the production of hydrochloric acid. Niacin also lowers cholesterol and improves circulation.
Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
B5 is often considered the anti-stress vitamin and supports the adrenal glands. It plays a role in adrenal hormone production and antibody formation. It also assists in vitamin utilization, and helps to convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine or Pyridoxial 5- Phosphate)
This vitamin is the most involved in bodily functions than almost any other single nutrient, supporting both physical and mental health. It is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and protein. It also aids in maintaining sodium and potassium balance, and promotes red blood cell formation. It activates many enzymes and aids in the absorption of vitamin B12, in immune system function, and in antibody production. Pyridoxine additionally increases immunity to cancer and aids in the prevention of arteriosclerosis.
+ What are the benefits of Vitamin B-12 Injections?
Many people do not get enough in their diet or live lifestyles that deplete their vitamin B12. If your stores of vitamin B12 get depleted then you start to have symptoms of fatigue, depression, anemia, numbness and tingling in your extremeties, etc…
As you age your ability to absorb B12 decreases and so B12 injections are great for increasing energy. Another group that benefits greatly from the B12 injections is the vegetarian population because they do not get it in their diet in amount or forms that are needed by the body.
Larger quantities are necessary to protect against neurological deterioration as we age. It has been shown to reverse the symptoms of rare neurological diseases such as Bell’s Palsy.
Therefore vegetarians and vegans, as well as diets lacking green leafy vegetables, those with any digestive health problems, those taking antacids and acid lowering drugs, those suffering from alcoholism and addictions, women on estrogen therapy or hormonal birth control, individuals on the following types of medications:
anticonvulsants, gout medication, antibiotics, oral antifungal medication, diabetic medication, ulcer medication, certain heart medications, tricyclic antidepressants, may all need to receive B12 + Folic Acid injections.
+ How frequently should I have a vitamin injection?
It depends on your health needs. Clients come in as often as once a week to as infrequently as once a month.
If you are feeling quite depleted and going through a high stress period coming in once a week for a few weeks is recommended.
Also if you are very active or training for a marathon vitamin injections can help support the body.
Many clients come in once a month for a b-vitamin injection as part of a preventive health program.
+ Where do you inject the vitamins?
The vitamins are injected in acupuncture point in the lower back, upper gluteal area. The injection itself takes less than a minute.