Vitamin Injections

Vitamin injections are a quick way to boost your body's natural recovery, immunity, and metabolism.  At Renew we offer Lipo-Mino Mix, Vitamin B12, Biotin, and others upon request.

Lipo-Mino Mix starts with a special lipotropics fat burning combination of methionine, inositol, choline, and B12. Each of these ingredients helps the body turn fat into energy and are also powerful antioxidants. In addition to the Lipotropics blend, Lipo-Mino also contains a mixture of B vitamins which further help to facilitate fat loss and increase energy. The formula is then completed by adding ingredients to reduce appetite, build muscle and promote a healthy immune system. 

Ingredients and Their Roles Active Ingredients Pyridoxine (B6): Promotes red blood cell production and converts food to energy. 

Methionine: Helps break down sugars & carbohydrates and convert to energy.

Inositol: Converts food to energy. Choline: Healthy nerve cells, cuts muscle recovery time, helps convert fat to energy . 

Cyanocobalamin: Energy, healthy nerve cells. Thiamine (B1): Improves immune system, helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy. Riboflavin (B2): Increases metabolism, supports immune system.

What is Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B12 is an important component of a healthy diet, contributing to the functioning of the brain, nerves and blood cells. While everyone requires this vitamin for healthy functioning, pregnant women and nursing mothers require somewhat more than average.Vitamin B12 is found naturally in many foods, including fish, seafood, liver, beef and dairy products and is added as a supplement to foods like cereals, to help ensure proper nutrition.

The vitamin, which may also be produced in the laboratory, is usually injected into the muscle of the thigh, upper arm or hip when necessary. Dosage and frequency of injections varies depending on the patient's condition.

Reasons for Vitamin B12 Injections

There are many reasons vitamin B12 injections may be prescribed or recommended. In some cases, patients may be deficient in the vitamin and suffering symptoms, while in others, B12 may be considered potentially helpful in preventing or treating certain conditions.

Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

Vitamin B12 is necessary for patients with a low serum level of vitamin B12 because they take particular medications or because they suffer from:

  • Pernicious anemia
  • Gastrointestinal or autoimmune disorders
  • Alcoholism

Patients may also have low levels of vitamin B12 if they have had bariatric surgery, are strict vegetarians, or have used antacids or proton pump inhibitors for a prolonged period. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also more frequently found in individuals of advanced age.

Conditions Vitamin B12 Prevents or Improves

Vitamin B12 is believed to be helpful in preventing or improving the following conditions:

  • Memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or other dementia
  • Fatigue or lack of concentration
  • Weakened immune system
  • Heart, kidney and liver disease
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Allergies or asthma
  • Tinnitus
  • Skin disorders
  • Lyme disease

As an alternative to being injected with vitamin B12 for these conditions, patients are sometimes offered B12 supplements to be taken orally or applied as nasal gels. In many cases, though, patients' disorders prevent them from absorbing the B12 unless it is administered by injection.

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency results in symptoms common to a variety of disorders, so blood work and other diagnostic testing may be necessary to rule out other problems. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include:

  • Anemia
  • Intestinal disorders and weight loss
  • Fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness
  • Memory loss or confusion
  • Depression or dementia
  • Rapid heartbeat and respiration
  • Mouth or tongue soreness or bleeding
  • Excessive bruising

Injections are the most effective means of administration of vitamin B12 since they do not depend on the body's ability to absorb the substance through the gastrointestinal tract. Although vitamin B12 injections can increase energy and improve quality of life for individuals with a deficiency, patients whose vitamin B12 levels are normal will not have improved health from this treatment.

What Are Biotin Injections?

Biotin is a type of B complex vitamin that occurs naturally in a variety of foods. Biotin injections are used for the improvement of fine, fragile, or thinning hair. Although biotin occurs naturally in various foods, people suffering from a deficiency usually have a genetic issue that prevents them from fully absorbing this nutrient. Food sources with the most significant amounts of biotin include:

  • Nuts (especially peanuts and almonds)
  • Egg yolks
  • Soybeans
  • Fish
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Pork
  • Cauliflower

Since the body does not absorb biotin when it is applied to the skin, many individuals prefer biotin injections. These injections assist in the metabolism of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and protein. Its major benefit is strengthening hair and nails. Biotin plays a major role in the natural hair manufacturing process—it is essential to not only grow new hair, but it’s also crucial in improving the overall health of your hair, also.

Causes of Biotin Deficiency

While true biotin deficiency is rare, there are some situations that may cause biotin deficiency. For example, the consumption of large numbers of egg whites for a prolonged period can cause biotin depletion. Other causes include long-term use of antibiotics, the use of prenatal nutrition for extended periods, and certain disorders of absorption. The most common symptoms of biotin deficiency include:

  • Dermatitis: Skin inflammation is one of the common symptoms of biotin deficiency.
  • Hyperesthesia and Paresthesia: Hyperesthesia is a condition that involves the abnormal sensitivity to stimuli of the senses. Paresthesia is a condition that causes the skin to feel the sensation of pricking or tingling, followed by numbness.
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca: Biotin deficiency may also cause an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which results in conjunctiva of the eyes.
  • Anorexia: This condition causes a person to suffer from a low appetite.
  • Anemia: This condition causes oxygen-carrying cells called hemoglobin to lose their ability to bind oxygen.

How Does It Work?

Not only does Biotin for hair growth promote healthy hair, it also prevents hair dryness. This nutrient has shown to increase the elasticity of hair, thereby preventing and minimizing breakage. Not only can you have renewed hair growth, you can also have healthier hair. Your new hair growth can be shiny, thick, and beautiful, replacing hair that is dry and damaged.

When injected, biotin reacts with cell enzymes and plays a vital part in producing amino acids—the building blocks of protein. This is crucial, because hair itself consists of keratin, which is a form of protein. Unlike shampoos and other products that are designed to be applied directly to hair, biotin injections work from inside your body. Supplements replace the vitamin you are lacking, so hair growth can be restored.

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