Vitamin Injections

Pura Vida offers intramuscular injections of B12 (methylcobalamin), B6 (pyridoxine) and Glutathione.

When vitamins are delivered via injection, the absorption rate goes up significantly.  For example, research shows that 90% of vitamin B12 is absorbed via injection, versus only 1.2% of oral B12 because so much is lost during digestion.

Nicola St. Mary, ND, and Rikki Gensheer, LAc, are available to provide injections.  You do not need to be a patient of either practitioner; however, there is some basic paperwork to fill out before you can receive this treatment.  Please contact the office for more details.

Benefits of B12 (Methylcobalamin)

  • Energy and stamina
  • Weight loss, boost in metabolism,  decrease in appetite
  • Better mood, eases feelings of anxiousness and depression
  • Deeper Sleep
  • Mental Clarity
  • Balances Immune System
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • Optimizes thyroid function

Benefits of B6 (Pyridoxine)

Known as the “mood vitamin” because it balances mood swings, depression, anxiety, attentional issues

  • Helps metabolism to better to maximize energy and nutrients from food
  • Balancing to female hormones (especially if taking any hormones)
  • Preventative for heart disease
  • Helps normalize cholesterol
  • Improves libido
  • Effective treatment for morning sickness
  • Deficiency linked with schizophrenia, autism, irritability, epilepsy, acne, and arthritis.
  • Clinical studies have shown benefits of B6 in treating carpel tunnel syndrome, asthma, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, edema, atherosclerosis, acne, Attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, depression

Benefits of Glutathione (GSH)

  • GSH is a protein made of 3 amino acids that protects every cell, tissue and organ from toxic free radicals and disease
  • Aids liver in detoxification
  • Optimizes detoxification
  • Boosts immune system
  • Can help mitigate side effects of chemotherapy
  • Helps boost male fertility
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Anti-oxidant, particularly effective in liver, lungs and intestines