What is a Vitamin Shot?
For hundreds of years, doctors have been injecting vitamins to aid in wellness and immunity in children and adults. Today, receiving a vitamin shot is a quick and effective method to boost your health, mood and wellness.
Vitamin shots are far superior than taking oral supplements since your muscle fibers absorb the vitamin in full for immediate and sustained effect. No losing vitamins in the GI tract anymore.
The result? An instant, noticeable improvement in overall body and mental function, and often a dramatic boost of energy so you don’t need that third cup of coffee or sugary snack mid day!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Using water soluble vitamins and a syringe, we inject a small amount of pure vitamins into the muscle of your gluteal region. You can choose from several different vitamins and often get several vitamins at once.
People of any health background may enjoy a vitamin shot. Those with compromised health can get vitamin shots at any time with very little to no negative reactions whatsoever.
Those with anemia, lyme disease, chronic infections, and chronic fatigue have benefited from our vitamin shots.
In the 1980s, Dr. Myer’s studied 15,000 people who were ailing from common conditions such as allergies, asthma, migraines, cold/flu/fever, chronic fatigue as well as more serious conditions such as depressions, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, narcotic withdrawal, as well as athlete and peak performance. He developed and tested a “cocktail” of vitamins to be received at regular intervals.
The results were staggering, helping those thousands of people feel better, perform better and gradually, but drastically improve their health over time. Thus the term “Myer’s Cocktail” developed, which is the explanation of using vitamins in an iv bag.
At Cienega Med Spa, we have developed our vitamin menu to include the most comprehensive offering of nearly all vitamin injections.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VITAMIN SHOT AND AN IV?
- A shot goes in the muscle. An iv in the blood stream through the vein in the arm.
- A shot is time release. A shot is the marathon runner.
- A vitamin iv is the fastest way to infuse a full host of vitamins. This is the sprinter.
- The muscle absorbs the vitamin shot over the course of one week.
- The iv is instantly infused and remains in the system up to 3 days.
- Certain vitamins cannot be injected, such as magnesium. Certain vitamins cannot be given in an iv, such as CoQ10 or Vitamin D.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
A vitamin injection takes no more than 5 minutes.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Not at all. You may go back to work, your workout or travel plans immediately after a shot. It is recommended to receive energy shots early in the day, as they can give a boost of energy if received late at night.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS FROM VITAMIN SHOTS?
Minor risks include bruising or pain at the injection site. More serious complications include bumps at the injection site or muscle tightness at the injection site, which completely resolves at most 3 months post treatment with proper care.