IV (intravenous) and IM (intramuscular) therapies deliver vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. When vitamins and minerals are taken by mouth, a large amount cannot be absorbed by the intestines and ends up passing straight through the body without being utilized. Bypassing the digestive system with injection therapy ensures that virtually 100% of the vitamins and minerals in the solution are delivered straight to the body’s cells, thereby increasing cellular absorption and bioavailability of nutrients – essentially maximizing the value of your supplements.

5 Common Injection and IV Therapies

The list below outlines 5 of the most common IV and IM therapies, what nutrients they contain, and what they are used for. Please consult with a licensed physician before starting any injection therapy regimen.

1. Meyer’s Cocktail

The Myers’ Cocktail is named after the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to enhance the overall health of his patients. This “cocktail” contains a variety of key nutrients: magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. The Meyer’s Cocktail may provide relief from acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions.

2. B Complex Injection

Stress and disease increase the body’s requirements for vitamin B6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and other vitamins. B complex injections, when compared to oral vitamin supplementation, provide better absorption and bioavailability. Are you aware that some common prescription medications can also deplete key B vitamins? Vitamin B complex injections can also correct deficiencies caused by some of the most common medications such as metformin and levodopa.

3. Amino acid IV

Amino acids are the building blocks of life. They are used in the synthesis of muscle, skin, connective tissues, enzymes, and hormones. While our bodies are able to synthesize many amino acids, there are some we must get from food sources – these are called essential amino acids. When we do not take in enough protein from our diet or cannot properly break down and assimilate the protein we eat, our amino acid stores become depleted. Medical conditions that cause intestinal inflammation can also impair the absorption of amino acids. Individuals with an amino acid deficiency can suffer from fatigue, weight gain, low endurance, disrupted sleep cycles, and more. Amino acid injection therapy can address these symptoms in a more effective manner compared to oral supplementation.

4. Fat Burner Injections

Fat burner injections are also called lipotropic injections. They are unique intramuscular shots used to assist in weight loss with some additional health benefits. Nutrients in this injection promote the transport of fat to and from the liver, increasing fat metabolism. You may notice increased energy, improved mental clarity, and better sleep after receiving fat burner injections.

5. Homeopathic Injectables

Two of the most common homeopathic injectables are Traumeel and Engystol. Homeopathic Traumeel injectables offer a natural way to promote healing and reduce inflammation in the joints. These can also be used for athletes in the season with a quick recovery time or following regenerative treatment to resolve any lingering inflammation post-procedure. Engystol injection supports the immune system to reduce the severity and duration of viral infections, particularly during the early stages of colds and influenza.

If you have questions regarding any of these IV and injection therapies, or if you would like to schedule a free consultation for you or your family member to make a customized injection solution for your needs, or call our medical team a call at (480) 783-0708 for more information.