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Vitamin Shots Specialist

Rehab Wellness

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine & Medical Spa located in West Hollywood, CA & Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

Vitamins are fundamental to good health, but it can sometimes be difficult to take in enough through diet alone. If you need a boost to your well-being or you have a vitamin deficiency, Katrina Babcock, DO, and her team at Rehab Wellness in West Hollywood and Thousand Oaks, California, can help. They provide vitamin shots that contain just the right combination of micronutrients to restore your health and vitality. Call Rehab Wellness today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Vitamin Shots

What are vitamin shots?

Vitamin shots contain essential micronutrients that Dr. Babcock injects into a muscle. There are multiple vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients, all of which you need for optimal health. Some of the micronutrients you’re most likely to be lacking include:

  • Amino acids
  • Vitamin B12
  • B-complex vitamins
  • Biotin
  • Calcium
  • CoQ10
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc

Dr. Babcock can run tests to find out what vitamins, minerals, or other substances you might need. She can then prepare a vitamin shot that provides the right combination of micronutrients for you.

Why would I need a vitamin shot?

You might need a vitamin shot if you don’t get enough of a particular micronutrient in your diet. You should get everything you need from what you eat, or your body should be making its own supplies of certain vitamins. Vitamin D, for example, can come from the action of sunlight on your skin.

If you’re sick, chronically ill, or feeling run down, you might not be absorbing the nutrients you need from your diet. Some medical conditions also can affect how well you absorb nutrients from your food. Inflammatory bowel disease can cause malabsorption, for instance. Having gastric bypass surgery can also lead to malabsorption in some cases.

You could take oral vitamin and mineral supplements if you need to boost levels of micronutrients. However, anything that has to go through your digestive system could pass through without being properly absorbed. 

Even when your body’s working efficiently, it doesn’t extract all the nutrition it could from your food. If you already have a malabsorption problem, consuming oral supplements may not make much difference.

Vitamin shots are far more effective because injecting micronutrients directly into your muscles ensures optimal absorption. None of the vitamin shot gets wasted, and absorption takes place much more rapidly as well.

How often should I have a vitamin shot?

Dr. Babcock can advise you how often you need a vitamin shot, depending on your reasons for having the treatment. Patients typically get a vitamin shot once a week to boost their general well-being. If you’re sick or have fatigue, you might need up to three vitamin shots each week.

Receiving a vitamin shot takes only five minutes. You just have an injection of the appropriate vitamin solution into a muscle, and you can get back to your normal daily activities. You don’t need to rest after your treatment and the risks of any adverse effects from vitamin shots are minimal.

Most patients find they feel better just a few minutes after having their vitamin shot. Many report feeling the benefit of their injection for up to a week.

If you’d like to find out more about vitamin shots and how they could improve your health, call Rehab Wellness today or book an appointment online.