Our bodies need vitamins and minerals for optimal health. And while ideally we can get everything we need from the foods we eat, that isn’t always the case for everyone. That’s where supplementing comes in. If you’re exploring supplements to improve your health, you may want to consider vitamin injections instead of the usual handful of pills you swallow. Here’s why vitamin shots are so beneficial, and where you can find them in Reno.
One of the biggest drawbacks to oral supplements is the method of consumption. Because they’re designed to be swallowed, they’re processed in the digestive system before the nutrients reach the bloodstream. In many cases, nutrients degrade significantly in the process, so absorption efficiency can be pretty low. Calcium, for example, is between 25 and 35 percent.
Keep in mind that absorption is unique to the individual. Factors like age, digestive system efficiency, general health, gender, when someone has last eaten, and even what time of day a supplement is taken will all affect absorption.
One way to guarantee 100 percent absorption is with a vitamin injection. This method bypasses the digestive system entirely and delivers the nutrients directly to the bloodstream for a far more rapid uptake.
Personalized for You
One of the biggest benefits of a vitamin shot is the level of personalization it offers. At Boost in Reno, we can customize formulas based on how you feel. Low on energy? Fighting a cold? Struggling with inflammation? Feeling stressed or anxious? Dealing with gastrointestinal issues? There’s an injection for that!
While oral supplements are designed as something you’ll take daily, with results becoming noticeable over time, vitamin shots are often a weekly or as-needed treatment with much more rapid results. Because your body absorbs 100 percent of the vitamins and minerals immediately, you’ll likely begin noticing effects within the hour.
At Boost in Reno, your injections are expertly administered by our advanced practice registered nurse, Leslie Mays. She’s been working as a nurse practitioner since 2015, and ensuring that every patient receives a medically appropriate treatment is her goal. Instead of wading through endless bottles of vitamins and capsules at the drugstore, she’ll help you zero in on the nutrients that you really need.
If you’re nervous about needles or wondering what you can expect at Boost, we’re here to help! Contact us today with any questions about vitamin shots or to schedule your first visit. You’ll be so glad you did.