Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is beneficial in many ways including improved immune health, endurance, and skin radiance. Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen production and supplementation helps to improve skin elasticity and to diminish wrinkles.
Dexpanthenol, otherwise known as B5 participates in a wide array of key biological roles that assistant in appetite reduction, insulin regulation, and to improve cholesterol profiles. B5 also helps to reduce acne and to improve wound healing. And in terms of stress, B5 is a must as it helps to improve adrenal function.
Now available at our Sprouts Farmers Market stores and our clinics: Vitamin C shots, glutathione shots, vitamin B5, active folic acid (MTHF), and methylcobalamin all available at a new price! See our website for further information about each injection.
We are now offering in addition to our vitamin B12 injections, a new weight loss injection! This new injectable called the MIC shot includes methionine, inositol and choline (MIC) to help reduce fat! These are lipotropic agents that work to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body, aid in the metabolism of fats and help reduce blood cholesterol. The MIC shot can be added to your vitamin B12 injection, so you only get one injection. $10 add on to the vitamin B12 shot.
Folic Acid is essential for several bodily functions — the production of healthy red blood cells, for example. Leafy vegetables are a principal dietary source, although most of us get it primarily from fortified cereals and bread.
Sufficient folic acid intake is critical for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in developing embryos. It is also essential for ensuring fertility. Furthermore, it can relieve hot flashes in postmenopausal women, and may also be helpful in preventing heart disease. Folic acid has been used to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Glucosamine is a sugar produced in the body. It is best known for preventing and reversing joint damage related to osteoarthritis. It plays a very important role in maintaining cartilage in the body, the gel-like material that cushions joints, and is found to speed the healing of soft tissue injuries as well.
Although some foods contain small amounts of Glucosamine, there is no readily available source. As a result, supplements in the form of tablets, capsules, creams and injections have become widely available. Injections are recommended because they ensure maximum absorption. Some of Glucosamine’s uses include:
- Relief of osteoarthritis-related pain, stiffness and swelling
- Slow and possibly halt osteoarthritis-related damage to joints
- Speed healing of strains and sprains
- Control back pain
- Promotion of healthy aging
Results will take anywhere from three to eight weeks, with the shots given weekly.
Glucosamine’s effectiveness may be improved by taking it along with an oral supplement such as chondroitin sulfate, another compound which may affect cartilage. Glucosamine supplements can safely be combined with conventional pain relievers such as acetaminophen and aspirin.
Like other B complex vitamins, thiamine is considered an “anti-stress” vitamin because it may strengthen the immune system and improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. It is named B1 because it was the first B vitamin discovered.
Thiamine deficiency is rare, but can occur in people who get most of their calories from sugar or alcohol. People with thiamine deficiency have difficulty digesting carbohydrates. As a result, a substance called pyruvic acid builds up in their bloodstream, causing a loss of mental alertness, difficulty breathing, and heart damage (a disease known as beriberi).
Some preliminary evidence suggests that thiamine — along with other nutrients — may lower risk of getting cataracts.
This form of vitamin B12 is the same form used by any MD in practice. May give you:
- Weight loss & higher metabolism
- Deeper sleep
- Lowered homocysteine levels (as increased levels lead to cardiovascular disease)
- Better mood
- Balanced immune system
- Mental clarity
Important for vegetarians/vegans, those on medications that deplete B12 (Dr. Austin can tell you which ones these are), digestive concerns such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, colon surgeries, GERD. Also helpful for shingles, neuropathy, hangovers, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetics and those with migraines.
If you have a B12 anemia called Pernicious Anemia, Dr. Austin will develop a schedule for you to follow in order to get the adequate number of vitamin B12 shots needed for treatment.
This form of vitamin B12 passes the blood-brain barrier and affects brain function directly. It is superior to the Cyanocobalamin B12 injection as it does not contain a preservative, and provides the best absorption. It is typically not offered at MD offices.
It not only offers the same benefits as the other form of B12 (Cyanocobalamin) such as energy and weight control, but is also recommended for:
- Chemical sensitivities
- Mental health concerns such as depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s
- Multiple Sclerosis.
- Pregnant or nursing women with nausea and morning sickness
Has been shown to benefit cardiovascular function, learning disorders, and skin concerns. It also is used to balance the mood as it is needed in the formation of serotonin, dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Known as the “anti-stress” vitamin, it is believed to enhance the activity of the immune system and improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. It also is responsible for metabolism and blood synthesis. May be helpful for:
- Weight loss
- Fatigue prevention
This injection could be done up to three times a week due to its water soluble properties. For women, it is especially indicated do this injection around the menstrual cycle or during PMS symptoms. It has such strong anti-inflammatory properties that it helps cramps and menstrual migraines quickly. Athletes also enjoy the energy burst and post exercise anti-inflammatory effects the vitamin B6 shot delivers.