What technique is used for vitamin injections?
Food is the main source for our body’s vitamin intake. Whenever you eat, food is digested via your digestive wall. 40 to 50% of vitamins and nutrients ingested are then absorbed by your body, at the end of a process that takes several hours. If ever you have a deficiency, after dieting, a highly-intense sports session, a long trip or medical surgery for example, you can opt for a vitamin injection to supplement your body’s needs. In this case, two main administration methods are used: intravenous injections and intramuscular injections. As YuBoost forever focuses on its patients’ safety, it carefully chooses its team of qualified nurses, specialized in vitamin injections and in home care. A short medical consultation takes place prior to the injection to review your medical history. A blood test may also be suggested if necessary.
Here, at YuBoost, we have chosen intravenous (IV) injections for most of our vitamin infusions. It’s actually the fastest assimilation method as the injection takes place directly in the bloodstream and is effective almost instantly. Vitamins, minerals (zinc, magnesium) and antioxidants (glutathione) are 100% absorbed by our body, without travelling through the digestive system. Our patients generally experience a feeling of wellness and an energy boost a few hours after the infusion and an improvement in their symptoms (sleep disorders, fatigue, dehydration, stress, etc.) within just a few days. Our treatments last between 45 and 60 minutes on average. For some of our infusions (such as Myers’ Cocktail), a cure or long-term treatment is recommended for best results.
The injection is generally given in your forearm, the crease of your elbow or back of your hand, in a peripheral vein. The patient must be lying down for this type of administration. To ensure your best possible comfort, we can administer the injection in your own home, in your workplace or in your hotel room.
Based on your deficiencies and/or symptoms experienced, you may choose between our 9 IV therapies: Hydration, Energy, Hangover, Myers’ Cocktail, Immunity, Hair & Skin, Recovery, Super Immunity and All Inclusive (the most comprehensive). Please note: if you’re pregnant, we can only offer you our Hydration infusion.
The second method that YuBoost has chosen is intramuscular (IM) injections. This technique is used to administer vitamins directly into muscular tissue, which are highly-vascularized areas of the body that, as such, promote rapid diffusion into the blood. Injections can be given in the thigh, buttocks as well as the deltoid muscles. The patient is either seated or lying down, based on the area the injection is administered. This technique is commonly used for injecting vitamins, vaccines and analgesics. However, it’s not advisable for patients on anticoagulants.
We propose this method of administration if one of our patients doesn’t want an intravascular injection (phobia or other reasons), can’t be given extra vascular hydration (excess volume) or if they can’t take a 45-60-minute break for traditional IV therapy, for example during festivals or private events. We also use this method frequently for our vitamin B12-based Boost infusions. These are indicated for cobalamin deficiency, which is generally expressed through severe fatigue, lower energy levels and/or reduced immune defences. This deficiency is particularly common in seniors, due to the body’s poor absorption, as well as in vegetarians and vegans. Vitamin B12 is mainly found in products of animal origin, so there’s a higher risk of deficiency if a diet is low in meat, fish, shellfish, eggs or dairy products.