Is IV Therapy Better Than Oral Vitamins?

We know what you’re thinking: A vitamin is a vitamin, right? Not exactly. 

Vitamin C may always offer the same health benefits, but you get different results depending on how you take it. That’s why Terry L. Franklin, MD, prefers vitamin injections, which offer better absorption. 

If you’re feeling rundown, want help managing a health condition, or just want better support for your health and vitality, it’s time to stop by Dr. Franklin’s Shot Bar in downtown Monterey, California. 

How vitamin therapy works

Liquid vitamin therapy delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream through an IV or injection. 

Just like the food you eat, an oral supplement gets broken down as it passes through your digestive tract. Throughout the process, it loses its potency. That means only a fraction of the nutrient remains by the time it finally reaches your cells.

Unlike an oral supplement, liquid vitamin therapy enters your blood immediately so it can reach the tissues that need it most, fast. It also means you get the full dose of the nutrient — not what’s left behind after your body digests it.

Dr. Franklin also offers a wide selection of vitamins and other beneficial substances. This enables him to personalize your vitamin injection to your unique needs.

Why consider IV vitamin therapy or injections

It can be hard to follow a well-balanced and nutritious diet these days. And, unfortunately, nutrient insufficiencies are a widespread problem, especially those involving vitamin B12

Without the balanced nutrients, your body can’t function properly, leading to a variety of problems, such as:

Dr. Franklin can also provide vitamin injections formulated to help with specific issues, like stress and anxiety, inflammation, and blood sugar. And even if you feel strong and healthy, vitamin injections can help support your immune system and overall wellness.

Types of vitamin injections

Everyone is different, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all vitamin injection. Instead, Dr. Franklin makes recommendations on a case-by-case basis. 

You can choose from several preformulated options during your appointment, and our team can also add additional nutrients if needed.

One standard Shot Bar injection contains vitamin B12. This popular option helps with nerve function, red blood cell production, and fatigue and weakness. Other injections include:

Dr. Franklin can also add MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline) to help you burn fat and lose weight or homeopathic medicines to help with specific health conditions.

No matter which vitamin injection you choose, you can rest easy knowing you get a full dose of nutrients, unlike your oral supplements.

Are you ready to learn more about vitamin shots? Contact Terry L. Franklin, MD, by calling 831-647-3190 to schedule an appointment today.

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