Injectable Vitamins for Geriatric Care – Promoting Health and Well-being in Later Life
Why use injectable vitamins?
If health is important to you, then you exercise regularly and eat a well-balanced diet for the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to function at its best. However, sometimes you can’t fit in time for exercise or a home-made meal due to your busy schedule, and, as a result; you’re left feeling tired and run-down. Injectable vitamins can help. Vitamin pills must be taken daily, while injectables require a visit to your medical practitioner every week or so. Also, orally ingested vitamins are not always absorbed well by the body, and certain vitamins are best used by the body when they bypass the digestive tract completely. Additionally, some people have existing barriers in the digestive tract that won’t allow adequate absorption. Absorption issues can stem from surgeries like gastric bypass, inflammation in the gut, and hereditary factors. Frequently in these situations, oral vitamins won’t work effectively because of having to travel through an impaired or altered gut. Receiving the vitamins intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously allows them to bypass your gut and get directly into your blood stream where they can be effectively absorbed, and utilized.
Why are injectable vitamins important for geriatric patients?
A quick and easy method of getting sufficient amount of essential vitamins and minerals is through an injection, either SQ, subcutaneously, or IM, intramuscularly. Many vitamin, mineral, and amino supplements are not well absorbed by the body when taken orally. The full and effective dose of certain vitamins is rarely achieved when it is taken orally in tablet or capsule form. As you age, your body may have a harder time absorbing supplements due to digestive problems or other changes in your body. A number of older patients also cite a difficulty swallowing as the reason they stop taking oral supplements. Unfortunately, an older body is less able to absorb needed nutrients from food; thus, older patients have a real need for added supplements. Also, certain healthy vitamin-rich foods can be more difficult to chew or digest as you age. Your bones become more brittle as you age, and certain vitamin supplements can give a much-needed calcium boost. Many older adults suffer with Vitamin B-12 deficiencies because stomach acid starts to decline with age, and B-12 is absorbed from food by stomach acid. This is why it is important to get tested for a vitamin deficiency as you age. B-12 injections can be crucial to strong bones because calcium absorption is directly related to adequate B-12 levels in the body.
What is the Vitamin B-12 shot?
One of the most common vitamin deficiencies in men and women is B-12 because it is very difficult to absorb through the digestive system when taken orally. Older people are more likely to get vitamin B-12 deficiencies because it is absorbed from food by stomach acid. As you age, your stomach acid starts to decline. That’s why it is important to get tested for a vitamin B-12 deficiency. B-12 is very difficult to absorb when taken orally because the absorption rate through the digestive system decreases with age and only a small amount of B-12 is absorbed through the stomach in a pill form. B-12 absorption is significantly increased through injection.
- Increased level of energy
- Healthier immune system
- Deeper, more restful sleep
- Increased metabolism
- Improved weight control
- Reduced allergies
- Reduced stress
- Reduced depression
- Enhanced sexuality
What is the Lipo-Mic Injection?
The Lipo-Mic Injection is a combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are necessary nutrients for your body. This injection should only be used simultaneously with an exercise calorie reduction plan. This combination of the Lipo-Mic injection, with an increase in exercise, and with a decrease in calories eaten causes an increase in your metabolism which equates to losing pounds and inches. The combination of eating better, losing weight, and raising your metabolism tends to increase energy levels, decrease depression, and improve other areas of your health. This once-weekly injection is intended to help anyone who desires to lose weight, but has been reported to be most effective in individuals desiring to lose 30-50 pounds or for anyone who has reached a “plateau” or “hit the wall” in their weight loss efforts. The shot contains natural ingredients and may be taken weekly for the duration of your weight loss efforts. If you take this weekly injection, it is essential to drink plenty of water to prevent constipation and help flush the toxins from your body.
Benefits may include:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Clearer thinking
- Feeling more alert and energetic
- Protect the liver from damage
- Improve mental health by decreasing feelings of depression or anxiety
What is the Vitamin D injection?
Vitamin D injections, usually 300,000 IU’s of D3, are given IM into the arm. The vitamin is then released gradually from the muscle into the bloodstream. Studies show that after one injection, Vitamin D levels increase for several weeks and continue to stay elevated for several months. This rise and continued elevation does not come with an oral dose. Blood tests are done prior to and during injections which are usually given three times a year.
Benefits of Vitamin 3 injections may include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Healthier bones
- Immune system support
- Nutrition support of autoimmune disorders
- Reduced risk of heart attack
- Reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis
How can Androgenix help?
If you feel tired or sluggish, the medical practitioners at Androgenix are here to help. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed above of have any concerns about any areas of your health, please contact our office and make an appointment with our staff to get a complete blood work-up and a physical examination. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners are here to answer your questions and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you. You will be monitored by our team for treatment effectiveness and side effects of any recommended treatment on a regular basis. Our team at Androgenix is always here to support your journey to a better, healthier, and happier you.
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*Unless otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.