Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight can be a lifelong challenge. At BodaHealth, we understand. We also understand that despite your best efforts, you may not be getting all the vitamins that you need in your diet. And you’re not alone. In developed countries, most people eat a diet that’s too high in calories, but often deficient in the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) necessary for good health.
The most common way to ensure you’re getting all the micronutrients you need is through vitamin supplements. However, absorption can sometimes be an issue, depending on the health of your digestion, the supplement itself, and even the foods you eat or don’t eat when you take the supplement.
At BodaHealth however, we offer another way to help you get the nutrition you need, which is through vitamin injections. By injecting a vitamin, or any other nutrient, we are able to bypass your digestive system. This means that you don’t have to worry about absorption, because the nutrient goes directly into your cells.
Vitamin injections may be used for a variety of reasons, including deficiencies, pregnancy, weight loss, energy enhancement, and to boost your immunity. Our offerings include:
MIC injections can be a valuable part of your weight loss plan. MIC is an abbreviation for the components in the injection—Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. Methionine is one of the essential amino acids, which are the foundation for building your body’s proteins. It’s considered essential because your body can’t make this nutrient on its own; it has to come through your diet or supplementation. Inositol is kind of an unofficial B vitamin, but because your body is able to make it, it’s not considered an essential vitamin. Choline is a compound that works in tandem with both inositol and methionine to help metabolize fats that have been broken down by your body.
Methionine, inositol, and choline are all considered to be lipotropic substances and are considered to be natural because they’re nutrients that your body needs to maintain good health. Lipotropic substances are those that help your liver break down fats. MIC injections are used as a way to help your body metabolize fats, support liver health, and to maintain a healthy weight loss plan.
B Vitamin Injections
The B vitamins consist of eight vitamins, called the Vitamin B Complex. Your body needs each of these vitamins in small amounts regularly in your diet because they’re water soluble, which means that they aren’t stored in your body’s tissues. While the B vitamins play a crucial role in cellular health, they also may help in weight loss. While B vitamins may not directly burn fat, they are important in helping your body transform food into energy. In addition, some research has documented a relationship between deficiencies in B12 and B1 and weight gain or obesity. Scientists have also found that some of the B vitamins may help to regulate your appetite.
At BodaHealth, a strategy to enhance your weight loss efforts may involve injecting one or more of the B vitamins in combination with MIC injections. Based on your needs, we may choose to inject Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B9 (folic acid), or Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamine).
Vitamin B12 deserves special mention, because it’s crucial in making red blood cells, nerve cells, and DNA. A B12 deficiency can be common, because absorbing adequate amounts can be a challenge for some people. A deficiency in B12 may lead to anemia and poor energy. Vitamin B12 injections can be a good way to improve your energy, promote red cell production, and as some research indicates, enhance your immune function.
At BodaHealth, our naturopathic doctors offer an additional dimension to injection therapy. They are able to perform assessments of your nutritional status, digestive health, heavy metal toxicity, and other measures of your health. While the focus of all our practitioners at BodaHealth is on natural treatments, when necessary our naturopaths can order lab tests and prescribe medications, offering our patients a full range of services.
Our naturopathic doctors offer injection therapy, such as MIC and B vitamin injections. However, they are also able to provide injections for nutritional deficiencies or to boost immunity. For example, if your immunity is under par, or if you’re getting sick a lot, they may recommend a Pascoleucyn injection, which is a homeopathic blend to reduce your cold or flu symptoms in the short term and enhance your immune system overall.
Vitamin injections are a little like a health short cut. The vitamins go directly into your system, sidestepping any issues with your digestion or absorption, and they can be used for a number of issues, from supporting your weight loss efforts to boosting your energy to supporting your immune system. If you want to know more about vitamin injection therapy, call us today.