Vitamin Injections

Pura Vida offers intramuscular B vitamin injections.

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 Dehlinger, 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.  Customized blends of vitamins and homeopathics are available with a one-time 15 minute consult. Please contact the office for more details.

Stop in for our drop-in clinics:
Monday & Tuesday 12-1
Friday 4-6
No Appointment Necessary

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

Benefits of Lipotropic Agents (Methionine, Inositol, Choline, or “MIC”)

  • Help liver break down fats in the body and mobilize it out of body
  • Solubilize cholesterol, lessening cholesterol deposits in blood vessels
  • Act as methyl donor and aids in liver detoxification
  • Prevent accumulation of fats in the liver, enhancing liver function
  • Detoxify amines (a protein by-product) – important when on high protein diet
  • As part of medically supervised weight loss program, can augment weight loss experience.
  • Increase immunity by boosting the thymus gland

 

** 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.   Typical dose for Metabolism Booster is a 2mL injection, once weekly.