Why Vitamin Injections?
Current health trends are proving we need something more than the traditional approach to “supplementing” a healthy diet. The diagnosis of disease, both physical and mental, is on the rise while our nutritional status continues to decline. This pattern has put our society at the unhealthiest state in history and it is getting worse.
We are now at a point where nutritional supplements are becoming requirements due to nutrient deficiencies. Ongoing research is finding injectable nutritional therapies are important for many disease states and could be essential to slow the steady decline of societies health.
Over the last 10 years there has been a change in the approach to handling nutrient deficiencies for many consumers and it seems they may have good reason. Consumers are finding comfort in vitamin injections because of their better absorption and the compounding pharmacies that are manufacturing them are highly regulated. With recent news highlighting that many oral supplements did not contain the actual ingredients that were listed on the containers and some were contaminated and potentially dangerous has strengthened that position.
At first glance, oral dietary supplements appear to be the most convenient and effective method of correcting nutritional deficiencies, but recent investigation into the nutrient supplement industry found that not all supplements are created equal. Furthering the problem is the lack of regulations, leaving consumers with the difficult job of finding reputable manufacturers. Recently the government found several well-known retailers and manufacturers were selling nutritional supplements without the listed ingredients, leaving consumers wondering which companies to trust.
Strict Regulations = Better Quality
What the recent investigation revealed is not new. In May 2009, consumer watchdog company Consumerlab.com performed an extensive analysis investigating the purity and potency of 1,600 oral supplements. Of the products tested, 25% were found to be sub potent, contaminated or both. Since the FDA is not responsible for ensuring the purity, potency or efficacy of vitamin supplements, the quality of these products is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. In addition, most oral supplements contain cheap fillers or excipients, which may decrease absorption of the active ingredients by the body. Of course, this does not mean that all oral supplement companies use bad manufacturing processes. There are reputable companies, but the problem is you have to do your homework to find them.
Vitamin Injections, on the other hand, only contain ingredients that meet the strictest verification requirements by the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP-NF).
USP-NF certified ingredients are guaranteed to be of the highest purity, potency and quality available. By prescribing vitamin injections, you ensure that patients receive the absolute best active ingredients at their correct strengths without additional fillers or contaminants.