Vitamin Injections

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  • Overview

Vitamins are crucial for normal body function, overall health, and well-being. You may have vitamin deficiencies if you do not consume enough foods containing vitamins and if your body has gut absorption issues. Additionally, most vitamins are not synthesized by the body. To overcome these challenges, you can get a boost from vitamin injections to ensure adequate amounts and improve your health. With vitamin injections, you are assured that the essential nutrients and antioxidants are directly absorbed into the body intravenously.

The team at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale is dedicated to promoting optimal wellness and improved quality of life with vitamin injections.

Why Are Vitamin Injections Done?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cook wholesome, nutritious foods, not to mention the high costs of vitamin-rich foods. Additionally, vitamins are lost in food preparation methods and may also not be fully absorbed due to the following factors:

  • Biological factors such as age, gender, and weight
  • The types of foods you eat in a sitting
  • Your health history, for example, if you take certain medications
  • The time of day you ingest the vitamins

This is where vitamin injections come in. The injections help improve and maintain long-term health, boost immunity, facilitate weight loss, improve mood, energize, and help with hair loss, better sleep, and cellular repair, among other functions. Research indicates that regular dosages of vitamin injections can help heal or prevent various illnesses and deficiencies, such as anemia. 

Vitamin injections are more popular than oral supplements because they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system to be rapidly utilized by body cells. A vitamin injection is a way to go for a fast, safe, and easy way to replenish low vitamin levels.

Benefits of Vitamin Injections

Efficient and faster results: Vitamin injections are more efficient than taking oral pills every day. With injections, you only need to go for a brief office visit every week or so. Results are also faster since the body absorbs all the nutrients into the body as soon as you are injected.

Personalized injections: There are various vitamin options to choose from, depending on your needs. For example, you can get injections for weight loss, skincare, health, and beauty. 

Maximum absorption: You are assured of 100% maximum absorption with vitamin injections. Since pills are taken orally, they tend to lose nutrients in the digestive system—injections bypass the digestive system since they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

More economical: Vitamin pills may be more affordable than injections; however, since you are assured of maximum absorption with vitamin injections, you are assured that you get what you paid for. Additionally, pills are manufactured with added “fillers”, which add no value to your body.

Supervised injections: Unlike vitamin pills which you can take over the counter, vitamin injections are prescribed by a doctor. This means your doctor can adjust your dosage according to your needs.

No medical prohibitions: People with conditions affecting the digestive system, such as celiac disease, can benefit from vitamin injections since they cannot take pills.

Risks of Vitamin Injections

Vitamin injections are generally safe, and the risk of overdose is low. However, some people may experience some mild side effects, such as:
  • Pain, redness, or itching at the injection site
  • Headaches
  • Weakness immediately after the injection
  • Dizziness  
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Bruising 
  • A swelling sensation in the body
  • Temporary itching of the skin
  • Infection at the injection site
There may also be the risk of adverse reactions, which are very rare such as: 
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Polycythemia vera (a type of blood cancer)
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Peripheral vascular thrombosis
  • Before Taking the Injections

If you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant and breastfeeding, talk to your doctor to check if the injection is right for you. Additionally, people with diabetes who have unstable blood sugar levels should consult their healthcare provider before taking a vitamin injection. You should inform your doctor if you suspect you are allergic to multivitamins.

If you want a vitamin C injection, consider getting tested for a genetic disorder known as G6PD because it can result in damaged red blood cells after the shot. You should not take vitamin B12 shots if you are allergic to cobalt, have eye problems or Leber’s disease, kidney or liver disease, infection, iron or folic acid deficiency, or are receiving any medication or treatment that affects the bone marrow.

  • How You Prepare

There are no specific instructions to take before having a vitamin injection. However, it is important to avoid taking alcohol and stop smoking in the course of your treatment. You may also be advised to stop taking certain medications for a certain period. Typically, blood tests may be carried out to diagnose vitamin deficiencies and to reveal what supplement shots you should get. Your healthcare provider will discuss the risks and side effects of the injections to keep you well informed.

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  • What to Expect with Vitamin Injections

Vitamins can be injected into a muscle (intramuscular) or under the skin (subcutaneous). Common injection sites include the front of the thigh, lower abdomen, and side or back of the upper arm. 

Intramuscular injections are absorbed faster into the body because they have more blood supply, but they can be painful and cause redness and swelling. Subcutaneous injections are less painful, the needle does not go deep into the tissues, and one can easily learn to do it at home. You are free to choose the method that you prefer best. Large-volume injections are given in large muscles like the buttock area, while smaller volumes can be given in the arm.

To administer the injection, the injection site will be cleaned with alcohol and numbed with a spray to ensure maximum comfort. You might feel a pinching sensation upon injection, and once the vitamins are administered, you can apply pressure to the injection site, which will also be bandaged. Sometimes, you may receive more than one injection during the same visit. You can gently massage the site in case you feel any sensation. There is little aftercare needed.

  • After Vitamin Injections

  • You might feel a dull ache at the injection site for about an hour
  • You might experience mild swelling and bruises at the injection site
  • Avoid touching the injection site for at least six hours to avoid the risk of infection
  • Do not do any strenuous exercise or activity for 48 hours after the injection

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

woman tying shoes

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

Tips on what to wear:

  • Clothes that are loose fitting
  • Sneakers or flats
  • thin/stretchy fabric (leggings, yoga pants)
  • sweatpants
  • gym shorts
  • shorts
  • pants

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

woman tying shoes

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

Results and Success Rates

Vitamin injections are a quick, effective, and successful way to reverse and prevent vitamin deficiencies. You will immediately feel the effects of your vitamin injection lasting throughout the day, with the full effects wearing off after a couple of months. Your doctor will help determine how often you can get shots based on your deficiencies and needs and individualize it for you.

For more information on how you can benefit from vitamin injections, contact the team at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center today.

Tips on what to wear:

  • Clothes that are loose fitting
  • Sneakers or flats
  • thin/stretchy fabric (leggings, yoga pants)
  • sweatpants
  • gym shorts
  • shorts
  • pants