Why is it better to receive an injection vs. taking an oral supplement?
The stomach acids that aid in the natural digestion of food will break down the oral supplement in your stomach, and only allow the body to absorb a small amount of the actual vitamins. Vitamin injections (IMs) and IVs provide a direct method of supplying the body with nutrients. Vitamin injections also provide the patient with a 100% absorption of the nutrients which allow the patient’s body to utilize more of the desired nutrients and aid in the overall performance and function of their body.
How long does a vitamin injection last in the body?
Vitamin injections are eliminated through the urine, typically between 24 and 72 hours depending on how active a person is and the amount of fluids they take in. Due to the rapid rate with which the body processes vitamins, frequent supplementation is needed to address deficiencies and gain maximum benefits. We recommend an injection once per week to prevent illness or fatigue, but it can be done daily if needed.
How often can I get a vitamin shot?
Most patients typically get a vitamin shot once per week. If you are feeling tired or ill you will benefit from getting more than one injection per week.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is needed, stop by anytime during our business hours.
Does it hurt?
Vitamin shots are relatively painless. Some feel a little pinch, and most do not feel the needle at all. Because of our nurses’ expertise and the technique, we use at Spark Health, our patients report that they didn’t feel anything and that it was virtually painless.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are generally non-existent or very mild. This could include slight discomfort, bruising, redness, or inflammation at the injection site. Allergic reaction is extremely rare. However, if you experience swelling to the throat, low blood pressure, a body rash, or symptoms associated with anaphylaxis visit your nearest urgent care facility.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
Please consult with your physician before getting a b12 shot or any other vitamin injection.
Where is the shot administered?
The most common locations are administered in your buttock / glute muscle.