Nutrient Boost injections and inhalations at gesund are performed by our team of Naturopathic Doctors. Before receiving an injection all patients must first have an initial Naturopathic intake, if you have not been to see one of our Naturopathic Doctors previously we offer a brief Nutrient Injection & Inhalation intake so that you will be eligible for nutrient injections and inhalations. Our short Naturopathic intake is designed for patients wishing to receive nutrient injections or inhalations alone and is not seeking other health care advice. In this session, our Doctors will screen for any contraindications to the desired injection or inhalation and a brief consultation.
Available Injections & Inhalations
Vitamin B12 is sometimes called the memory vitamin because the organ that depends on it the most is the brain. B12 deficiencies may cause mental confusion, neurological changes and make it difficult to cope with stress. This water-based vitamin is significant in the creation of the sleep hormone melatonin and the mood hormone serotonin. Vitamin B12 also helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy, to make new protein and is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves.
After receiving a B12 injection patients often report an increase in energy levels as well as a sense of relaxation and decreased stress.
Our stress relief B12 injection contains 4 times higher dose of B12 than our regular B12 injection to enhance the stress relieving effects of B12.
Our Detox Nutrient Boost contains a B12 injection and nebulized (inhaled) Glutathione. Among other things Glutathione helps transport amino acids and plays a vital role in purging your body of toxic compounds such as heavy metals helping your body detoxify.
Your body uses vitamin B12 to process fatty acids and some amino acids, in addition, all fat-soluble toxic chemicals need vitamin B12 to clean out the system. Vitamin B12 may also help to decrease reactions to sulfites and preservatives.
You may choose to incorporate our Detox Nutrient injection into our full detoxification plan or come in just for the injections.
Our Mood Boost Nutrient Injection contains 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12
5-MTHF is an essential cofactor in the metabolism of the amino acid metabolite homocysteine. 5-MTHF also must be present in sufficient quantity for normal production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. These functions make 5-MTHF critical for mood support.
Folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. In the presence of intestinal or liver dysfunction this conversion may not occur sufficiently enough to meet the body’s needs. 5-MTHF is the biologically active form of Folic acid making it a more effective method of folate repletion.
In addition to folic acid, vitamin B-12 also plays a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 may be linked to depression.
Our Blood Building Nutrient Injection contains 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12.
B12 and 5-MTHF are required for normal red blood cells. When your body is deficient your blood cells increase in size, a condition known as megaloblastic anemia. When the red blood cells are enlarged they may not be able to exit the bone marrow to enter the bloodstream and deliver oxygen appropriately. The most common symptom experienced is fatigue.
Some common causes of decreased B12 and Folate include:
- Decreased absorption because of low stomach acid
- Low dietary intake
- Increased need (eg: pregnancy)
- Pre-existing genetic conditions
Our immune boost injection contains vitamin D. In addition to the known benefits of vitamin D for bone and calcium health it is essential for our immune system.
The immune system defends the body from foreign, invading organisms, promoting protective immunity while maintaining tolerance to self. When there is vitamin D deficiency, there appears to be an increased susceptibility to infection and autoimmune conditions, in a genetically susceptible host to autoimmunity. Providing vitamin D to deficient individuals may help support the immune system and benefit persons with autoimmune conditions.
Our heart health nutrient boost contains a 5-MTHF (folate) injection and nebulized (inhaled) glutathione.
Like cholesterol, serum levels of homocysteine are directly associated with cardiovascular disease. High homocysteine levels do more than damage arteries. Conditions associated with elevated homocysteine levels include coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, and complications of diabetes.
5-MTHF’s importance to blood and heart health has to do in part with its role in a biochemical process called methylation. Methylation refers to the transfer of methyl groups (one carbon bound to three hydrogen atoms). In our bodies 5-MTHF transfers, a methyl group to the damaging homocysteine compound creating the safe and essential compound methionine.
Increasing glutathione levels can help heart disease with:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of heart attack
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve vascular health
- Protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals
- Slow the oxidation of fats
- Assist with the uptake of other antioxidants
Our hangover support nutrient boost contains a B12 injection and nebulized (inhaled) glutathione.
Glutathione, one of the body’s most important natural antioxidants, plays a key role in alcohol detoxification. The liver’s supply of glutathione may be exhausted by binding to compounds produced during alcohol detoxification by the liver. When depleted by chronic alcohol ingestion, glutathione becomes unavailable for ordinary regulatory processes which may contribute to hangover symptoms.
Because alcohol is a diuretic (increases urination) levels of water soluble vitamins such as B12 may be decreased with increased alcohol consumption. Due to B12’s crucial role in the functioning of the brain and nervous systems decreased levels may lead to increased hangover symptoms.
Our anti-aging nutrient boost includes nebulized (inhaled) glutathione and a vitamin D injection.
Glutathione has three main antiaging benefits; firstly glutathione is essential for neutralizing damaging free radicals. Without glutathione antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid do not function correctly leaving you susceptible to oxidative damage. Secondly, glutathione helps support the immune system keeping us strong and healthy. Lastly, glutathione helps with removing toxins by binding them in liver lungs and kidneys so they can be removed from our system.
An active lifestyle is an important part of any antiaging program. Vitamin D helps maintain strong bones so that we can be active without fear of fracture.
Glutathione is an important antioxidant in our body and is essential to the performance of other anti-oxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid. In addition, glutathione plays an essential role in supporting our immune system. Glutathione is found in relatively high levels in our respiratory tract, no surprise given this is often where many infectious and harmful microscopic compounds are introduced to the body.
By providing glutathione via inhalation it becomes available where it is needed most. Nebulized Glutathione has been shown to beneficial for a variety of respiratory tract problems as well as repair in due to cigarette smoking.