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Vitamin Injection Therapy by Tavicare Medical Practice in Chevy Chase, MD
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Vitamin Injection Therapy

A Shot in the Arm to Boost Your Health – Better Absorption/Bioavailability

Oral supplements must first be broken down in the digestive tract and absorbed by the body before the active ingredients can begin to exert their effects. In addition, low quality nutrients and cheap fillers can decrease the bio-availability of supplements, greatly reducing intestinal absorption, resulting in unpredictable levels of the active ingredients reaching the bloodstream.

Vitamin Injections, however, provide direct delivery of nutrients into the body’s tissues, ensuring 100% absorption of the active ingredients. When administering Vitamin Injections, you can be assured that you are receiving the exact dosage of the nutrients you have prescribed which are immediately available for utilization by the body.

No First-Pass Metabolism

Once absorbed by the digestive system, oral supplements are heavily metabolized by gastrointestinal tissues and liver before being released into systemic circulation. This process, called first-pass metabolism, greatly reduces the amount of active ingredients available to the body.

In contrast, vitamin injections avoid the first-pass effect. Consequently, the active ingredients are not subjected to the extensive metabolism encountered by oral supplements, resulting in higher levels of nutrients actually reaching their target tissues.

Rapid Onset of Action

Oral supplements must first undergo digestion, absorption and metabolism before any nutrients are released into the bloodstream. This process can take hours before the active ingredients start to become available to target tissues. Unlike the oral route, the injectable administration of nutrients is a rapid method of dietary supplementation. Following the injection of vitamin supplements, the body can start to utilize the active ingredients immediately in order to correct dietary deficiencies.

Less Frequent Dosing

Because of low bioavailability and extensive metabolism, oral supplements must be dosed frequently to be effective while still not correcting micronutrient deficiencies. Depending on the brand, some supplements require the patient to take several pills per day.
Vitamin injections, on the other hand, are completely absorbed and avoid extensive metabolism, providing higher concentrations of nutrients available to target tissues. In addition, intramuscular injections create a depot effect in which the active ingredients are released progressively over time in a steady-state manner. Therefore, vitamin injections require less frequent dosing than oral supplements.

Value in Quality

In summary, unlike oral dietary supplements, vitamin injections contain the highest quality ingredients at the correct potencies without fillers or contaminants. Following administration, the active ingredients are completely absorbed by the body and do not undergo first-pass metabolism. The nutrients are immediately available for utilization to correct nutritional deficiencies. Because of the depot effect and the fact that more of the nutrients reach target tissues, vitamin injections require less frequent dosing than oral supplements.

At Tavicare, we do micro-nutrient testing and many of the patients that have diagnostic test results showing nutrient deficiencies are initially started on nutritional injections to quickly boost their deficient levels. They are also frequently put on regular regimens of oral supplements to maintain these optimal levels. Once more optimal nutrition levels are achieved, the patient begins to feel a significant changes in their overall sense of wellness.