INGREDIENTS We Use
All ingredients + formulations are sterile solutions for injection + require a prescription by our doctor. Solutions are provided by our accredited pharmacies for our clients + administered at our shot clinics by our doctor.
Vitamin B12 is the only vitamin that is synthesized strictly by microorganisms. It is involved in fat + carbohydrate metabolism + is necessary for the synthesis of myelin. B12 supports healthy nerve cells, red blood cell production, DNA/RNA production, iron function + many other vital bodily functions important for optimal health.
The incidence of Vitamin B12 deficiency is underestimated in practice. According to the CDC’s 2nd National Report on the Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. population, 18 million people have B12 deficiency. B12 is irregularly absorbed from the distal small intestine following oral administration + the potential for B12 deficiency is common. Deficiency is mostly due to inadequate intrinsic factor (IF) secretion, impaired intestinal absorption, dietary deficiency, or use of medications that deplete B12 from the body or block its absorption. Lack of glutathione in the body may also play a role. Glutathione supports transportation of B12 in the body + is depleted as we age. Glutathione is part of several shots we offer + can be added to any shot for an additional fee. This is recommended if you've been getting a B12 shot + have not experienced a good effect—you may be deficient in glutathione.
B12 deficiency can cause anemia, fatigue, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, numbness + tingling in the hands + feet, weakness, depression, dementia, poor memory, oral soreness + an increased risk for cardiovascular events.
Many medications—OTC (over the counter) + prescription—deplete B12 in the body. These include antacids, oral estrogens, oral contraceptives (“the pill”), anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatories (corticosteroids, prednisone, etc), metformin + antiviral agents.
Populations at highest risk for B12 deficiency are (1) older persons; (2) vegans + vegetarians; (3) people with gastrointestinal disease; (4) those with increased need, such as people with autoimmune disease + HIV infection; (5) persons under long-term treatment with proton pump inhibitors, metformin or H-2 blockers; and (6) people with renal disease.
There is no “gold standard” for laboratory chemistry confirmation of a clinically relevant Vitamin B12 deficiency. In practice, diagnosis of a Vitamin B12 deficiency is primarily done by determining the serum Vitamin B12 level—a low-cost test with limited specificity and sensitivity. The normal serum levels based on modern laboratory chemistry methods are 200–1000 ng/L. However, a functional B12 deficiency may also be present at levels under 450 ng/L. Persons with B12 concentrations within the reference range may already manifest clinical signs of a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Other diagnostic blood tests to evaluate include methylmalonic acid (MMA), homocysteine levels + the HoloTC test. Determination of methylmalonic acid + homocysteine are particularly recommended.
A high B12 level on a typical blood test when supplementing with B12 is usually not of concern. However, a high level when NOT supplementing with B12 may necessitate further testing to rule out any underlying condition.
Biotin is an important B vitamin involved in many metabolic reactions + is a component of enzymes that breaks down substances in the body—fats, carbohydrates + others. It's commonly used to treat hair loss (including alopecia), brittle nails, nerve damage + many other conditions + supports healthy hair, skin + nails in general. Additionally, it plays a role in maintaining normal blood glucose, especially when carbohydrate intake is low.
Please be aware that biotin (vitamin B7) can significantly interfere with certain lab tests + cause incorrect test results which may go undetected. Many blood tests, including but not limited to cardiovascular diagnostic tests + hormone tests (including thyroid hormone), that use biotin technology are potentially affected + incorrect test results may be generated if there is biotin in the blood stream at the time of the blood draw. Please talk to your doctor if you’re going in for blood work + take any type of biotin supplement.
Biotin is found in our (B) Ageless™ shot. You can also add it to any shot for an additional fee.
Choline is a vitamin-like essential nutrient + methyl donor involved in many physiological processes including normal metabolism + transport of lipids (fat), methylation reactions + neurotransmitter synthesis. It is commonly known as a lipotropic, or a nutrient that emulsifies fat. That means it helps metabolize fat + cholesterol by breaking down lipids into smaller particles that are easier to remove + reduces fatty build-up in organs, especially the liver.
Deficiency causes muscle damage + abnormal deposition of fat in the liver resulting in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Studies show that choline is essential for optimal brain development + influences cognitive function in later life.
Many people believe eating eggs, rich in choline, is key to a healthy diet. However, gut bacteria can turn choline into the toxic byproduct + cardiotoxicant TMAO—trimethylamine oxide—which is absorbed back into the body within only one hour of consumption. Aside from eggs, other major dietary sources of choline include milk, liver, red meat, poultry, shell fish + fish. The more you consume these foods, the higher the choline is in the gut + the higher the TMAO levels are, putting you at high risk for deadly disease—heart disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer— + death.
Interestingly, vegans or those who follow a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet don't develop TMAO-producing bacteria in their gut. Therefore, any choline that vegans get from eating beans, veggies, grains + fruit is not turned into TMAO. It's not the choline itself we're worried about, but the toxic TMAO.
When choline is injected, it bypasses the gut, which means gut bacteria can't turn it into TMAO putting you at risk for deadly disease. The healthiest way to supplement choline is by injection.
Choline is in our (B) Ageless™, (B) Balanced™, (B) Brilliant™, (B) Calm™, (B) Invincible™, (B) Pain Free™, (B) Ripped™, (B) a Rock Star™, (B) Skinny™ + (B) Super Woman™ shots.
Glutathione is a tripeptide derived from glutamic acid, cysteine (a sulfur-containing amino acid) + glycine. It's important for proper immune function + detoxification. It also has anti-aging properties, decreases inflammation + improves muscle fatigue. It has been shown to benefit Parkinson’s disease + male infertility.
Glutathione is depleted in the body as we age. Deficiency is very common + can cause free radical overload, elevated homocysteine, elevated cancer risk, cataracts, macular degeneration, impaired immune function + buildup of toxins. Glutathione supports transportation of methylcobalamin (B12) in the body, meaning if you're deficient, you may not be getting the full benefit from a B12 shot.
Medications that deplete glutathione in the body include Tylenol® + any acetaminophen (APAP) containing drug including hydrocodone/acetaminophen + oxycodone/acetaminophen.
Glutathione is found in our (B) Ageless™, (B) Allergy Free™, (B) Invincible™ + (B) a Rock Star™ shots; it can also be added to any of our shots for an additional fee, which is recommended if you've been getting a B12 shot + have not experienced a good effect—you may be deficient in glutathione.
CAUTION: May not be appropriate for people with liver problems, cancer or hypotension (may lead to vasodilation, which can lead to lowered blood pressure).
Biological homeopathic preparations are composed of very low doses of active natural ingredients (plants +/or minerals) that help restore the body's ability to self-regulate + heal. Each biological homeopathic preparation contains sterile water for injection + sodium chloride. There are no preservatives or animal-derived components + have a very low risk of adverse reactions.
Biomedical therapy is a modality used in traditional medicine; its use is based on the Materia Medica + supported by various studies. The laboratories + manufacturing facilities are certified by globally recognized institutions such as the US Food + Drug Administration (FDA) + meet validated manufacturing standards such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). The active ingredients in each preparation are many. Solutions contain “X” potencies (1:10 dilution) + are considered low-dose. Allergic reaction is extremely rare. Due to the homeopathic nature of our preparations, a temporary worsening in symptoms (initial aggravation) may occur, but often resolves quickly. This is not considered an “adverse reaction” in homeopathic medicine—it is part of the body’s natural healing process.
Inositol is sometimes referred to as a vitamin, although it's not officially recognized as such. It's a water soluble fatty lipid that's required for the formation of healthy cells, synthesized in the body from glucose by intestinal bacteria. It has been shown to be effective in treating some cases of depression, anxiety, OCD + other psychological disorders that respond to serotonin uptake inhibitors, as well as sleep disorders + female hormone imbalance. It is also a second messenger regulating several hormones such as insulin + TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). A recent random controlled study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences demonstrated that inositol + selenium help restore normal thyroid function in Hashimotos patients with subclinical hypothyroidism having a TSH level between 3-6 mIU/L, elevated TPO +/or thyroglobulin antibodies + normal free T4 + T3 levels.
This nutrient functions very closely with choline + is in our (B) Ageless™, (B) Balanced™, (B) Brilliant™, (B) Calm™, (B) Invincible™, (B) Pain Free™, (B) Ripped™, (B) a Rock Star™, (B) Skinny™ + (B) Super Woman™ shots.
Magnesium is a mineral involved in 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It supports muscle + nerve function, heart rhythm, the immune system, strong bones + helps regulate calcium, copper, zinc, potassium + vitamin D.
Deficiency of magnesium is extremely common + affects appetite, personality + heart rhythm. Deficiency can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, seizures, heart spasms, tension + headache.
Magnesium is in our (B) Calm™ + (B) Pain Free™ shots. You can also add it to any shot that doesn’t already contain it for an additional fee.
CAUTION: May not be appropriate for people with hypotension; may lead to vasodilation, which can lead to lowered blood pressure.
Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid + plays an important role in many cell functions. It is used to prevent liver damage caused by acetaminophen (Tylenol) + is used to treat liver disorders, depression, alcoholism, allergies, asthma, copper poisoning, radiation side effects, schizophrenia, drug withdrawal + Parkinson's disease. It also improves wound healing + helps the body process + eliminate fat.
This nutrient is in our (B) Ageless™, (B) Balanced™, (B) Brilliant™, (B) Calm™, (B) Invincible™, (B) Pain Free™, (B) Ripped™, (B) a Rock Star™, (B) Skinny™ + (B) Super Woman™ shots.
Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid important in the metabolism of fats. It also serves as a neurotransmitter + antioxidant helping to regulate the immune system. It helps lower blood pressure + calms the sympathetic nervous system—the part of the nervous system that responds to stress. Studies suggest that taurine supplementation may improve both athletic + mental performance. Taurine is involved with body temperature regulation, maintenance of normal retinal structure + normal heart function (Zelikovic and Chesney, 1989). It also helps maintain proper hydration + electrolyte balance in your cells.
Deficiency can lead to vision problems, hypertension, sleep difficulties, hyperactivity, problems with endurance + delayed recovery after workouts, as well as depression, anxiety + weight gain.
This nutrient is found in our (B) Brilliant™ + (B) Invincible™ shots. It can also be added to any of our shots that don’t already contain taurine for an additional fee.