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Improve Your Health with Phoenix Vitamin Treatments

How do you know if you need a vitamin injection?

Vitamin injections can be used for many different reasons such as; treating a known deficiency in a specific vitamin, treating a specific health concern with vitamins, seeking optimal health rather than adequate health. Different levels of vitamins are suggested depending on which of these nutrition goals you are targeting.

Treating a known vitamin deficiency

Vitamin deficiencies come about from too much excretion or too little consumption/absorption. Caffeine and alcohol intake are two common reasons for too much excretion as they cause an excess loss through the urine. Certain medications like antidepressants cause an increased need for certain vitamins leading to deficiencies. So if you take medications or consume alcohol or caffine on a regular basis, chances are... you need more than you get in you diet.

Poor diets can also lead to vitamin deficiencies by way of too little consumption. It might be no surprise that refined foods, fast foods, and overly processed foods deplete the nutrients and vitamins your body needs. When you eat these types of foods it often leads to inadequate vitamin levels leaving you sluggish and tired.

If your digestion is not functioning properly, your body is probably not absorbing the vitamins you do consume. Even if you are taking extra vitamins, you will likely not be able to overcome the deficiencies created by a poor diet. A good example of this is with pernicious anemia. This is an autoimmune condition that results in the inability to absorb B12. These people could consume all the B12 in the world and little to none would be absorbed. Why? They are missing an important factor needed for absorption called intrinsic factor. For those suffering from this condition, vitamin injections are often required weekly to monthly.

Treating a specific health concern with vitamins

We can improve some health conditions by providing extra vitamins. For example, extra vitamins can increase the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. The process occurs by improving the function of enzymes that produce hormones or neurotransmitters. To take this example further in some cases we could treat depression just by providing B12 and other B vitamins. B12 shots for weight loss work by improving energy, mood, and metabolic function. 

Seeking optimal health

Have you ever looked on the back of your multivitamin bottle and see the RDA (recommended daily allowance)? Did you know that the amount listed here is the minimum amount needed to prevent illness from a deficiency, such as scurvy? The funny thing is, most people look at this as a maximum amount, but it is actually the bare minimum you should consume. In fact, for optimal health you may need double the RDA. We offer a comprehensive test that looks at your cellular vitamin levels. This along with knowledge of your lifestyle, genetics, and the above factors tells us which vitamins you need more of.

Often the simplest way to replenish your vitamin stores is through vitamin injections, such as vitamin B12 shots, B complex injections, and vitamin B6 injections.

Common vitamin deficiencies and their symptoms

Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency may include:

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Poor memory
  • Sleep dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Tingling of hands or feet
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Soreness of mouth or tongue

Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue
  • PMS
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Muscle weakness

Symptoms of vitamin B1 deficiency may include:

  • Neuropathy
  • Poor reflexes
  • Mental confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor Sugar Breakdown
  • Poor coordination
  • Numbness

 

To find out where to get B12 shots, send us an email or give us a call 480 451 5407.