Top 3 Benefits of Vitamin Injections & Why You Should Take Them

Elite HRT

Written by Elite HRT on October 10, 2021

Medically reviewed by

Camille Frecking, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MEDICAL ADVISOR

You have probably seen ads for vitamin injections pop up all over your social media or even on the billboards you see while driving down the street. Vitamin injections have become very popular over the last few years and for good reason — they have many health benefits and can help to support you in finding the quality of life that you deserve. 

Vitamin injections are not one size fits all though. Various types of vitamins can be injected and they can even be personalized further than that. Keep reading to learn more about what vitamin injections are, their benefits, and why you should get vitamin injections. 

What Are Vitamin Injections?

Vitamin injections are just as they sound, a shot that includes one or multiple types of vitamins. Vitamins themselves are organic compounds that are required for the growth and nutrition of the body. Most vitamins are not made inside the body so they must be taken in through other ways such as your diet or supplements. 

Vitamin injections may be injected into the muscle or the subcutaneous tissue, which is the fatty layer just below the skin. Often, the injections are done in a medical office by a trained healthcare professional. 

However, to make it easier for you, you can be taught how to properly self-administer the injections at home or you can have a trusted friend or family member administer them for you.

What Are the Types of Vitamin Injections?

There are 13 essential vitamins needed for the body to work at its optimal potential. There are 4 fat-soluble vitamins that are stored in the liver: vitamins A, D, E, and K. The remaining 9 are water-soluble vitamins, and are the B vitamins and vitamin C. The B vitamins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate or folic acid (B9), and cobalamin (B12). 

Each vitamin has its own role in the body, and depending on your experiences, needs, and natural levels of vitamins, supplementation may be helpful for you. Not all vitamins are typically offered as vitamin injections, but vitamin B12, B complex, vitamin D, and vitamin C are the most common. Vitamin K is offered as an injection in special circumstances but is more used as a medication than a nutraceutical

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 injections are probably the most popular vitamin injection on the market. Vitamin B12 injections can help support many systems of the body including the blood, eyes, mood, energy, heart, bones, and more. 

One of the reasons B12 is so popular is because of its impact on weight loss. B12 may help to support you on your weight loss journey. B12 also may help to boost your energy levels which can make getting through the day easier and even encourage you to get your workout in. 

Generally, people that do not eat many (or any) animal products may feel the most impact from vitamin B12 injections. This is because B12 is mainly found in animal products, but can also be found in fortified foods as well, so those on a vegan or vegetarian diet may be deficient. 

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B complex injections are injections that include a concoction of various B vitamins. Since each B vitamin offers different roles and benefits to the body, this is an injection that has the opportunity to be personalized to you. 

For example, you may not need a lot of B12, but you may benefit from B1, so the injection will focus on the B vitamins that you do need. Your healthcare provider will know this by asking you a series of questions and assessing your need. Some things they may consider are your diet, exercise, medical history, and symptoms you may be experiencing. 

Since B vitamins are all water-soluble they can easily be mixed to create the best complex for you. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D injections are another very popular option for vitamin injections. You may associate vitamin D with being out in the sun. This is because when you are in the sun a series of reactions occur to support the body in producing vitamin D in your skin. 

However, since fewer people are spending adequate time outside it is not uncommon to experience vitamin D deficiency. To counteract the effects of modern life, vitamin D injections may help to fill some of the gaps. 

Vitamin D injections can have many impacts on the body, including supporting the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to strengthen bones, support weight loss, and boost immunity. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a true staple in the vitamin world. Vitamin C is probably the most well-known vitamin since many people associate it with foods like citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and berries. 

Vitamin C injections can be an amazing way to help boost your vitamin C levels and support the many roles of vitamin C. One of the most common benefits of vitamin C is its role in immunity and the way it supports the immune system in fighting diseases and other illnesses. It can also play a role in boosting energy levels and even supporting weight loss. 

Overall, the way your parents said vitamin C was so important was right, and getting it in your body is essential. whether that is through foods or injections.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin Injections?

The specific vitamin that you are getting injected determines the overall benefit that you may see; however, many benefits come from multiple injections, such as boosting your energy, supporting healthy skin and hair, supporting blood health, and more. 

Boost Energy

Many people struggle with low energy levels throughout the day. The modern world has made it so the harder you work the better you seem, but this leaves you feeling drained and overall uninspired. 

With the lack of energy, you may find it difficult to make it through your day-to-day tasks, or if you do, you may feel unable to do anything extra that can add greatness to your life. 

Many of the vitamin injections including vitamin C and B vitamins may help to boost your energy levels and get you back to the quality of life that you deserve.

Support Healthy Skin and Hair

Everyone wants to feel beautiful, and much of that has to do with your physical appearance. Your hair, skin, and nails have a large contribution to helping you feel your best, so supporting your health is vital to boosting your self-confidence. 

Much of what helps your hair to be healthy is having the necessary vitamins and minerals in your body. Several of the vitamin injections can help to support your healthy skin, hair, and nails including vitamin B7, vitamin C, and vitamin B12.

Why Should You Get Vitamin Injections?

It may seem like the easier thing to do is simply take a vitamin supplement, so why would you need to get a vitamin injection instead? The answer is that you don’t have to get a vitamin injection to get your vitamins; however, there are some benefits to the injection than getting them from a supplement. 

Better Absorption

When eating food or taking a dietary supplement, the vitamins and minerals have to go through your digestive system, and digestion is exactly what happens. Some of the vitamins get lost through the digestive process in your body, so your body cannot absorb all of the vitamins that you took in. 

In contrast, when you get a vitamin injection, you skip the digestive system and in turn get all of the vitamins that you were putting into your body. Therefore, you are getting the best bang for your buck by utilizing every answer vitamin that you are paying for.

Better Results

Since you are getting more vitamins out of your injection, you will get the maximum benefit compared to a supplement, where some of the benefits is lost in the digestion process. Your body will be able to take advantage of the vitamin, and result in the maximum results for you and your health. 

Conclusion

Vitamin injections can be a great option for many people and can be tailored specifically to your needs. All vitamins have different properties that can address different deficiencies and symptoms. 

If you are considering vitamin injections, reach out to Elite HRT to determine which vitamin injection may be right for you. There may also be other nutraceuticals that may help to address certain symptoms as well. An Elite HRT consultant will work to create a personalized care plan just for you so you get the exact benefits your body needs. 

Sources:

Overview of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Injection

B Vitamins | The Nutrition Source | Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Effect of oral versus intramuscular Vitamin D replacement in apparently healthy adults with Vitamin D deficiency