Vitamin Injections Specialist

Terry L Franklin, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Terry L Franklin, M.D.

Primary Care & Functional Medicine Conveniently Located in Downtown Monterey, CA

Your body needs vitamins and minerals to live. A short list of the specific roles filled by nutrients includes producing energy, healing wounds, and supporting your immune system. When you’re low in nutrients, a vitamin injection at the office of Terry L. Franklin, MD, in Monterey, California, is the fastest way to eliminate a deficiency, treat a health condition, and maintain your health and vitality. Whether you already know you need a vitamin boost or you’d like to talk with the team and determine if a vitamin injection might help, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Vitamin Injections Q & A

What are the benefits of vitamin injections?

Why should you consider a vitamin injection rather than simply buying supplements and taking a daily pill? The reason is simple.

With a shot, the full dose of the nutrient enters your bloodstream and quickly circulates to the tissues that need the boost. You can be sure of the dose you receive.

By comparison, when you take a pill, it travels through your digestive tract. The process alone takes time, as the pill stays in your stomach a while, depending on whether there’s food in your stomach. More importantly, you don’t get the full dose of the nutrient.

Vitamins and other nutrients encounter many challenges and problems as they go through your digestive tract. As a result, only some of the nutrients reach your bloodstream for absorption.

What is an IV infusion?

Terry L. Franklin, MD, may recommend an intravenous (IV) infusion of nutrients. You get the same benefits as an injection, but an IV infusion is administered slowly, which may allow you to receive a larger dose. The Terry L. Franklin, MD, team recommends the best option after reviewing your medical history and overall health.

What nutrients might I receive in a vitamin injection?

Terry L. Franklin, MD, offers a large selection of injections at the office’s Shot Bar containing vitamins and other beneficial substances. When you schedule an appointment, the team explains the benefits of each nutrient and determines which one is best for your needs.

One of the standard injections at the Shot Bar contains vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is so essential for energy that a deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia, fatigue, and weakness. You also need B12 to make red blood cells and to keep your nerves functioning.

You can receive a variety of injections that are pre-formulated to help you:

  • Lose weight
  • Manage blood sugar
  • Maintain a healthy immune system
  • Increase your energy and stamina
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Lower your stress and anxiety
  • Support your gastrointestinal health

The team can also add beneficial nutrients to your vitamin B12 shot. For example, a fat burner contains vitamin B12, carnitine, and MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline), substances that help you burn fat and lose weight.

You can also enhance vitamin B12 injections with substances such as vitamin C, glutathione, magnesium, B complex, vitamin D, taurine, and carnitine. Your provider may also recommend adding a homeopathic medicine to your vitamin injection if needed to help treat a health condition.

If you would like to get a vitamin injection, call Terry L. Franklin, MD, or schedule an appointment online.