Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential water-soluble vitamin that the body uses to maintain healthy nerve cells, produce RNA, DNA and red blood cells and help iron to function properly. B12 also works with folate to produce the amino acid SAMe which controls mood and supports immune function. B12 injections have many benefits and are often prescribed for deficiencies that cause fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, numbness and neurological damage.
Absorption and Availability
A B12 deficiency can result from a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance needed to absorb B12. One of the benefits of B12 injections over oral supplements is its immediate availability to the body. Injections that go directly into the blood stream bypass absorption barriers according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and can help people with malabsorption issues like those who have intestinal disorders or have undergone intestinal surgeries.
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The main reasons for injecting the vitamins and minerals intravenously are to bypass digestion, so that the levels of nutrients in the bloodstream are temporarily increased and to achieve plasma concentrations not obtainable by oral administration. Thus, an increase in the levels of nutrients in the bloodsteam allows an increase of these nutrients in the cells. This gets the cells kick started and energy is produced more efficiently in those cells. As well, various nutrients have been shown to exert pharmacological effects, which are in many cases dependent on the concentration of the nutrient. For example, at levels achievable by intravenous treatment: • Vitamin C produces an anti-histamine effect, which is useful in the treatment of various allergic conditions. • Magnesium ions promote relaxation of both vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, effects that may be useful in the treatment of vasospastic angina and bronchial asthma.
The “Myers Cocktail” was originally created and administered by the “Pioneer” of Intravenous vitamin and minerals, Dr. John Myers. A Myers cocktail is an intravenous push that consists of a combination of vitamins and minerals. After Dr. Myers died, many of his patients continued to request nutrient injections. Thus, Dr. Alan Gaby took over the care of Myers’ patients using a modified version of the vitamin and mineral cocktail originally used by Myer. It soon became apparent that this modified Myers’ cocktail was successful at treating a wide range of conditions and disorders, generating positive results in the patients’ overall wellness.
The general effect of a Myers Cocktail results in an obvious improvement in the overall function and energy capacity of your cells. If your cells are functioning optimally, your ability to recover from a chronic health condition increases. Research suggests that this treatment is more effective and better tolerated than conventional medical therapies. It has been found to be effective against ailments such as acute asthma, fatigue (including chronic fatigue), migraines, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, cardiovascular disease, seasonal allergic rhinitis and many other disorders.
Sarapin Injections (for those not able to take Cortisone)
For almost two centuries it has been known that the distillation of a suspension of powdered Sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher Plant) in alkaline solution produced a volatile base. In 1931 it was observed by the late Dr. Bernard D. Judovich in what was known as the Intercostal Neuralgia Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital, that the distillate prepared in this manner was of value in relieving pain of neuralgic origin. Since that time, as a result of extensive chemical, pharmacologic and clinical investigation, a product of uniform proved potency has been derived and marketed under the name SARAPIN. It is difficult to explain the exact mechanism of the analgesic property of this unique product, just as previously the mechanism of the analgesic action of ASPIRIN was unknown. But we do know SARAPIN® has been used for more than fifty years in treating the scope of pain arising from muscular or neuralgic origin, and in all this time we have never known of a drug induced idiosyncrasy or untoward result. SARAPIN® is not only a useful tool for the physician, but is safe to use.
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