We do full monthly doses of Methyl B12, Lipotropic Injections, CBD, Immuno (Glutathione, Vitamin C, Zinc), and Vitamin D 2 times per month at each location. The benefits of B12 and Lipotropic injections are reported to be better sleep, better mood, more energy, stronger hair and more of it, deeper sleep, efficient liver detoxification/fatty cell removal, increased metabolism and weight loss. Needless to say these vitamins and minerals basically affect every area of your life. All events are on a walk in basis, and make sure to come with questions. We love to talk about what we offer!
If you want the WHOLE run down on each shot, you can find that at the Facts and Info link up top!
General Information: Methylcobalamin, or vitamin B12
is a B-vitamin. It is found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meats, and dairy products. Although methylcobalamin and vitamin B12 are terms used interchangeably, vitamin B12 is also available as hydroxocobalamin, a less commonly prescribed drug product, and methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is used to treat pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as to determine vitamin B12 absorption in the Schilling test. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin found in the foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. Deficiency in healthy individuals is rare; the elderly, strict vegetarians (i.e., vegan), and patients with malabsorption problems are more likely to become deficient. If vitamin B12 deficiency is not treated with a vitamin B12 supplement, then anemia, intestinal problems, and irreversible nerve damage may occur.
The most chemically complex of all the vitamins, methylcobalamin is a water-soluble, organometallic compound with a trivalent cobalt ion bound inside a corrin ring which, although similar to the porphyrin ring found in heme, chlorophyll, and cytochrome, has two of the pyrrole rings directly bonded. The central metal ion is Co (cobalt). Methylcobalamin cannot be made by plants or by animals; the only type of organisms that have the enzymes required for the synthesis of methylcobalamin are bacteria and archaea. Higher plants do not concentrate methylcobalamin from the soil, making them a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues.
Vitamin B12, or methylcobalamin, is essential to growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis. Cells characterized by rapid division (epithelial cells, bone marrow, myeloid cells) appear to have the greatest requirement for methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 can be converted to coenzyme B12 in tissues; in this form it is essential for conversion of methylmalonate to succinate and synthesis of methionine from homocysteine (a reaction which also requires folate). In the absence of coenzyme B12, tetrahydrofolate cannot be regenerated from its inactive storage form, 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, resulting in functional folate deficiency. Vitamin B12 also may be involved in maintaining sulfhydryl (SH) groups in the reduced form required by many SH-activated enzyme systems. Through these reactions, vitamin B12 is associated with fat and carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. Vitamin B12 deficiency results in megaloblastic anemia, GI lesions, and neurologic damage (which begins with an inability to produce myelin and is followed by gradual degeneration of the axon and nerve head). Vitamin B12 requires an intrinsic factor-mediated active transport for absorption, therefore, lack of or inhibition of intrinsic factor results in pernicious anemia.
General Information: Lipotropic, or MIC
Lipotropic or lipo injections are a mixture of compounds that may aid in the reduction of adipose tissue (fat). The mixture of compounds individually may be effective, however in combination they may exhibit more lipotropic activity than when administered alone in a synergistic fashion. Injection of this mixture of lipotropic compounds may be more effective than oral supplementation, this is due to the increased bioavailability of parenteral exposure.
These lipotropic agents are structurally and functionally closely related to the B-vitamins, or are involved in the homeostasis of energy production from fat. These compounds are often employed together in the hope of potentiating fat-loss, thus while the MIC mixture and B vitamin(s) are often injected separately, they are part of the same overall injection cycle. The non-vitamin compounds (MIC) that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism, elevate the movement of and utilization of fat, and provide the needed metabolic environment of the body for a fatty acid (fat) mobilization and utilization.
Typically, these compounds are administered in concert. Lipotropic compounds are used to increase the potential for release of fat deposits in some parts of the body. The lipotropic agents included in this injection are:
Methionine: Methionine helps the liver maintain the optimal ability to process fatty acids.1 Methionine is a major constituent of S-adenosylmethionine which has been shown to be associated in genetic regulation and activation of certain genes.2 Methionine contributes to methyl donation to histones that activate certain genetic processes that may be involved in the increase in lean tissue. Although indirectly linked to lipolysis, it is believed that the increase in lean tissue increases resting metabolic rate, therefore increasing the overall required calories that must be obtained from storage or dietary intake. Methionine, via S-adenosylmethionine, has been shown in animal models to increase CNS activity, therefore increasing the caloric requirements required by the CNS3 The downstream effects of this may ultimately lead to increased caloric requirements for the entire organism. Although studies have not been replicated.4 in humans, there may be an association due to the similarity in pathways shared between organisms.
Inositol: Inositol is a sugar-like molecule, referred to as a sugar alcohol. Even though very similar in molecular structure to glucose, this molecule does not exhibit the traits that simple carbohydrates exhibit. Contrary to simple carbohydrates, this sugar alcohol has been shown to not actively increase adipose storage. In fact, Inositol has been found to decrease fatty acid synthase activity, a multi-enzyme protein that catalyzes fatty acid synthesis. This set of enzymes ultimately enables the body to produce triglycerides fat molecules that reside in adipose tissue (body fat).
Inositol may be effective in reducing insulin resistance, a common condition associated with increase adiposity (body fat). Insulin resistance, a condition to which your body becomes resistant to the activities of the hormone insulin. This condition leads to excess blood glucose levels and a host of symptoms and dysfunctions. A chemical called Inositol phosphoglycan is known to regulate the body’s sensitivity to insulin signaling. Inositol phosphoglycan structurally incorporates Inositol, thus inositol is required for this molecule to exert its regulating behavior.
The proper functioning and sensitivity to insulin is found in most healthy individuals, and is essential in maintaining overall health. Excessive exposure to blood glucose ultimately leads to insulin resistance and poor nutrient transport. Inositol may be effective in reducing this condition while at the same time reducing fatty acid (fat) synthesis.
Choline: Choline is a simple molecule usually classified as a B vitamin. The B vitamin class is usually involved in the generation of energy and support of metabolism. Choline is an important precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is involved in a host of activities, one of which includes muscular function and contraction. Acetylcholine is a fundamental neurotransmitter that enables the communication between neurons. Increased neural communication results in increased CNS activity which ultimately leads to increased energy expenditure. Energy expenditure requires nutrient input, either from stored energy (fat), or dietary nutrients. Choline exist in a delicate balance and homeostasis with methionine and folate. When these nutrients are not in balance adverse health effects may be present. Along with the increase in CNS activity comes increased cognitive ability, reported by many users. Choline may be effective as a nootropic, or a substance with ability to increase cognition. Increased neural cognition is thought to be due to choline’s role as a precursor to acetylcholine.
The supplementation of choline has been shown to reduce serum and urinary carnitine. The reduction of carnitine in these fluids may indicate carnitine has been partitioned in tissues that utilize it as a fatty acid mitochondrial transport. When carnitine is used in the mitochondria it transports fatty acids to the location which they are broken down and used as energy. It has also been reported that molecular fragments of fat have been found in urine after carnitine and choline supplementation, which may be due to incomplete fatty acid oxidation and the removal of the subsequent byproducts. This means, choline supplementation may increase the utilization of carnitine and increase the removal of fatty acids, even though all fatty acids are not burned as energy. The fragments of fatty acids not burned as energy are extruded in the urine as molecular fragments.
B12 & Lipotropic Injections Facts and Info
Quick Frequently Asked Questions:
How long to feel it? Can be immediate, can take 2-4 doses. Sometimes the initial dose makes someone feel worse (Totally normal and just an indication of the deficit. Its possible to come biweekly if this happens to power through it or choose to do it at 4 week intervals. It can be fixed both ways. One is just faster)
How much average weight loss? We do not promote this as weight loss. Continue reading below. It CAN contribute to it. But it is not guaranteed.
Do we take debit/credit? Yes, we also take HSA, FSA and Cash.
Why are we doing this in a hotel? Because in a conference room we control the environment. We can run it as a clinic. Versus doing them in a business lobby/Kroger/etc where it is not a controlled environment. They are easy to find, have ample and lit parking and it helps us keep overhead down so we can give the good stuff without having to pass along costs of having 40 individual clinics. These same rooms are used for blood drives, health fairs, and many other medical acts. The processes and protocols do not change. That is why places even have converted busses to collect blood in. The staff determines sanitation and safety, not the physical location.
The injections are good for 4 weeks, but are fine to do bi-weekly as we are in each location that often.
Glutathione, Vitamin C, Zinc
Glutathione is said to protect against a wide range of health problems, including atherosclerosis, Lyme disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, alcoholism, asthma, cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, hepatitis, liver disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Beyond obvious immune system benefits glutathione also helps improve psoriasis, reduces cell damage in alcoholic AND non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, improves insulin resistance, increases mobility for people with peripheral artery disease, reduces symptoms on Parkinson’s, helps fight inflammation and flare ups of ALL autoimmune diseases, reduces oxidative damage in children with Autism, reduces the impact of uncontrolled diabetes, reduces respiratory disease symptoms, can reduce visibility of sun spots, making DNA – the building blocks of proteins and cells, forming sperm cells, breaking down free radicals, helping certain enzymes function, regenerating vitamins C and E, transporting mercury out of the brain, helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats, assisting regular cell death (a process known as apoptosis) and a whole host of other things. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world.
Vitamin C plays an important role in several bodily functions including the production of collagen, L-Carnitine, and some neurotransmitters. It helps metabolize proteins and its antioxidant activity may reduce the risk of some cancers. Collagen, which vitamin C helps produce, is the main component of connective tissue and the most abundant protein in mammals. Between 1 and 2% of muscle tissue is collagen. It is a vital component in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments, skin, cornea, cartilage, bones, the gut and blood vessels. Vitamin C may help in treating cancer. As an antioxidant, it protects the body against oxidative stress and helps prevent the oxidation of other molecules. It appears to regenerate other antioxidants in the body, too. High doses of Vitamin C have been found to reduce the speed of cancerous cell growth. Vitamin C may widen the blood vessels, and this could help protect against heart disease and hypertension, or high blood pressure. Cholesterol levels were found to be lower in individuals with adequate levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C may help lower the risk of cataracts as well as of age-related Macular Degeneration. Diabetes sufferers are less likely to experience deterioration of the kidneys, eyes, and nerves if they maintain proper Vitamin C levels. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron, which can reduce anemia issues. Lead levels may be reduced if there is an adequate intake of vitamin C. Histamine is a substance the immune system produces, resulting in inflammation and other problems. A 1992 study found lower blood levels of histamine in people who had proper Vitamin C Levels
Zinc is vital for a healthy immune system, correctly synthesizing DNA, promoting healthy growth during childhood, and healing wounds. The human body needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells). T cells help the body in two ways, controlling and regulating immune responses and attacking infected or cancerous cells. Zinc deficiency can severely impair immune system function. Zinc-deficient people experience increased susceptibility to a variety of pathogens. Zinc has a crucial role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, affecting how memories are formed and how we learn. Zinc was found to shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40 percent. Zinc plays a role in maintaining skin integrity and structure. Patients experiencing chronic wounds or ulcers often have deficient zinc metabolism and lower serum zinc levels. Zinc is often used in skin creams for treating diaper rash or other skin irritations. Increasing zinc levels through supplementation may reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases. It has been known for decades that zinc has a significant role in immune function. Deficiency has been linked to increased inflammation in chronic disease and triggering new inflammatory processes. Zinc prevents cellular damage in the retina, which helps in delaying the progression of AMD and vision loss. Several studies and trials have linked poor zinc status with low sperm quality. Zinc also has a positive effect on reducing acne, controlling ADHD, minimizing osteoporosis, and preventing and treating pneumonia.
How long will it take to feel it?
The ImmunoShot does not have a general “feel” that should be looked out for necessarily. All three of the components play to internal functions and balance versus making people feel awake or sleep better. One should generally notice an overall feeling of “better” as these 3 components play major parts in many functions of the body. If a cold or something similar was coming on, it could very well stop it in its tracks.
**Methylcobalamin B12 Shot**
How is ours different than the doctors or weight loss clinics? It comes down to dose size and molecules. Cyanocobalamin is the traditional choice of both places. It is synthetic so it is cheap, stable, and easy to store. Methylcobalamin is naturally occurring, does not shelf well and is quite expensive. We also use a 5mg dose, versus most places using 1mg doses. Cyanocobalamin is made with cyanide molecules to create its stability. The body has to strip the stable cyanide, then put the cobalamin (b12) through the folate wheel to use it. This process causes a lot (80% or more) to not be absorbed by the body. Injecting cyanocobalamin is no more effective than swallowing it. Methylcobalamin is natural, and bioavailable immediately. Achieving as high as 96% absorption rates. As a result, visits to us are far less frequent.
Most people look to B12 injections for energy or metabolic reasons. But B12 affects so much more than just the energy or ability to lose weight. What most people do not know is that B12 helps with Red Blood cell formation and Anemia prevention. It can prevent major birth defects in future babies. It helps the bone health and has a hand in preventing Osteoporosis. It can reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration (blurry vision as we get older). It improves mood and has direct affects on depression. It prevents the loss of neurons in the brain. It improves the heart health by lowering the level of the amino acid Homocysteine in the body that is linked to heart disease. Lastly, it even plays into the skin, hair and nail health.
How long will it take to feel it?
This is a loaded question. The reason it is difficult to answer is that we are not pulling a blood panel to determine deficiency levels. If VERY deficient one may feel tired after the first round and could potentially develop acne. The tired feeling comes from jump starting a lot of the above listed systems and the body feeling exhausted running them. The acne is proof the immune system is fired back up and is fighting infection below the skin. It is also proof there may not be adequate water intake =) Do not overmedicate the skin. Give the immune system some water and time to kill the bacteria. It is not pleasant, but it is normal. If only slightly deficient it may be the same day or in the soon to be days after. If nothing is felt immediately, this is also common. We recommend doing at least 3 rounds of shots to give the body time to recognize that it is going to be supplied this regularly. A good judge of these shots working is lowered irritability, mental clarity, better sleep and circulation efficiency. Everyone likens feeling “energy” to a caffeine buzz. That is not what general energy feels like. We are not releasing adrenaline into the blood the way caffeine does. It will not feel like that, so do not expect it.
Most people pair the Methylcobalamin B12 with the Lipo shot because they work well together. This does not mean they are ineffective alone.
B1,2,6,12 (Hydroxocobalamin), Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Carnitine
Most places combine their B12 with their Lipo compound and try and market it as a “Skinny” shot. Mostly because weight loss is a massive business and seeing that something can help people lose weight can even be an emotional trigger. While this is true, it is not promised. For the most part they also only have access to low volume and low doses. We have seen people report 40 lb weight loss combining these shots with better food choices, but our job here is to set proper expectations. The B6 helps convert food to energy and it also helps with red blood cell production. The Methionine works to prevent fat accumulation in the liver and keeps the metabolism high. It also helps breakdown sugar and other carbs in the body, converting them to energy. Inositol regulates levels of insulin and serotonin in the body. So, this part plays heavily into stabilizing the mood and managing the appetite. Choline actively detoxes the body, getting rid of harmful chemicals while removing fat and bile from the liver. Carnitine is a protein building block; it helps metabolize body fat into fuel. B1 is an immune system booster that uses fats and carbs to fuel the process. B2 supports B1 in its efforts to boost metabolites and immune support.
How long will it take to feel it?
The Lipo shot is another that does not have a “feel” associated with it. The quickest way to gauge if this shot is taking hold is if people begin sleeping deeper, notice the body forcing people to the bathroom more often to remove waste, noticing less sugar cravings and then overall appetite suppression. This injection can be done bi-weekly with no issues.
Most people pair the Methylcobalamin B12 with the Lipo shot because they work well together. This does not mean they are ineffective alone.
**Vitamin D Shot**
Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting enough vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases. In addition to its primary benefits, research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in reducing the risk of multiple sclerosis, decreasing the chance of developing heart disease, and helping to reduce the likelihood of developing the flu. Research has shown that vitamin D plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In studies of people with fibromyalgia, researchers found vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who were also experiencing anxiety and depression. Consider adding vitamin D supplements to the diet if someone is trying to lose weight or prevent heart disease. In studies, people taking vitamin D supplementation were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The scientists said the extra vitamin D had an appetite-suppressing effect.
How long will it take to feel it?
If there is a “feel” to vitamin D, it would be in mood and diminishing feelings of depression. Over time people may notice the bones etc. feel much stronger. As with any vitamin it is about upkeep and continuing to feed the body the amounts it needs to function at proper levels.
**CBD INJECTIONS – THE MULTIPURPOSE MOLECULE**
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in sync with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD can provide relief for chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and many other health conditions. Since CBD offers great potential for health and healing and has a high safety profile and non-addictive nature, it is no wonder why it is such an appealing alternative to many conventional drugs. But to be effective CBD must reach the endocannabinoid system. This means it first needs to be absorbed into the bloodstream, a concept known as bioavailability. Once there, it must stay in circulation long enough to be delivered to the organs and tissues where it is needed.
So, how much of the CBD gets absorbed and used?
That depends on a process known as pharmacokinetics (how compounds are processed by the body).
In short, pharmacokinetics refers to the sum of the body’s mechanisms for absorption and elimination, the characteristics of CBD itself, and numerous external factors that can either help or hinder how the body assimilates and uses CBD. The route of entry, or delivery method, has a lot to do with how much and how quickly CBD enters the bloodstream.
Intramuscular Injections of Cannabidiol (CBD) is an amazing solution for people who are unable to experience the healing properties of this chemical due to absorption issues and first pass metabolism. All injections at our clinics bypass the digestive system to deliver active ingredients directly into the bloodstream and our new CBD injection is no exception – this compound is utilized by our bodies Endocannabinoid System and, when injected, CBD is not lost during the digestion process. As such, the maximum amount of the CBD compound is absorbed, ensuring better efficacy and health benefits.
Oral CBD formulations, such as liquid drops, capsules, tinctures, foods, and beverages are among the most popular ways to consume CBD. However, digestive acids and enzymes destroy a large percentage of CBD before it has a chance to be absorbed. And the small amount that gets through the intestinal wall is subject to being metabolized by the liver before it reaches the rest of the body. The half-life of oral CBD, i.e. the amount of time it takes for half of the CBD to leave the bloodstream, may be faster than other delivery methods. Half-lives from 10 to 17 hours have been reported for high dosages between 750 mg and 1500 mg. Oral CBD has the lowest bio-availability of all delivery forms. On average, ingested CBD has a bio-availability of between 6-19% because that CBD is not readily absorbed when ingested and as a result, most of it is excreted without exerting any effects. This is due to CBD is fat-soluble (as opposed to water-soluble), which makes it a challenge for the body to absorb.
In a nutshell, CBD delivery via injection offers higher concentrations, compared to other alternatives. Many clients will benefit from the properties of CBD in a highly concentrated, injectable form.
What dosage is the CBD injection? 20MG
If I take oral CBD or other forms, can I continue taking them?
Absolutely. People just may not feel the desire to take them as often.
Are there any side effects?
None to mention
What is in it?
CBD – Benzyl Alcohol – Medium chain Triglycerides. Sesame oil.
(The Triglycerides and Sesame Oil work like a vehicle. CBD is a fat soluble, so it dissolves best in oil. Once injected the oil acts like a depot and slowly lets the CBD get distributed to the tissues. The Triglycerides helps enhance CBD bio-availability.)
Avoid if have an allergy to Sesame Seed.
Are there any interactions with medications?
Warfarin (blood thinner) has the potential to increase effects of the medication.
**Which shots are right for me? **
All our injections have little to literally no opportunity for toxicity, so fear of overdose should not be a concern. In terms of what is right for an individual’s body, this is why we provide so much information about the offerings. We are not doing any diagnosing, nor are we attempting to “treat” any symptoms. These are meant to be used as a supplemental to support the bodies need for vital nutrients. Humans do not consume enough of the right foods to get everything needed to support every internal system, as a result sometimes it needs help. Some injections work great in pairs or in groups, for example, the B12 shot and the Lipo shot are commonly combined because they work amazing together. Some people choose to do the B12, Lipo and Immuo because it covers literally every piece needed for strong immune systems. The breakdowns of the compounds should help people determine which systems they feel are most likely to need help. In the end, everybody’s body… is different. We are here to answer any questions there may be!
**How often should I come? **
We offer them bi-weekly. Everyone is welcome to do them every two weeks, but every four is enough or some people. Being they are vitamins and amino acids there is no way to overdose on them and everyone’s needs are different!
Are there side effects? If people spend enough time on WebMD anything can turn into something terminal. We give just over 4000 injections a month. The most common feeling post injection is potentially feeling flush or having a “bubble gut” situation if anything at all. Everything in these injections is naturally occurring and is something derived from food, just not enough of it. If anything feels out of the ordinary post injection, please message the business page so we can walk through it together. We are not here to collect money and hope all goes OK; our goal is to make everyone feel better!
**Possible Injection Site Irritants: **
It is common for the area post injection to be sore. It is also common for there to be a harder lump that can be tender to the touch as an injection is causing trauma to the area treated and we are leaving a full ml of compound in the muscle. Using warm and cold compresses can help mitigate the soreness. This soreness can sometime persist for a few weeks. It happens EXTREMELY rarely but is not unusual.
On occasion there can be bruising, sometimes large bruising. When a needle passes through the skin on the way to the muscle it is possible to nick smaller blood vessels, capillaries, or other blood conduits. The bruising is the blood spreading out in the skin. It is not an indication of any severe injury 99.9% of the time. We do ask that if there is any bruising make us aware of it so we can stay informed.
Post Injection instructions:
PLEASE massage the area of the injection every few minutes for 15 minutes after the shots. This helps spread out the compounds and reduces the chances for a sore injection site or any sort of knot in the muscle.
IF THERE IS A SULFA SENSITIVITY OR ALLERGY PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN USE THE SULFA FREE LIPO SHOT! HIVES ARE NOT ANY FUN FOR ANYONE!