INJECTABLE VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS

Some nutrients cannot be orally ingested due to mal-absorption or simply because high levels of nutrients cannot be obtained when digested orally. When injected, many nutrients can have potent drug like effects which can be beneficial to performance or for the treatment of certain conditions. In addition to lipotropic agents, we offer a variety of injectable amino-acids, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which can be administered safely in the comfort of your home. Each nutrient kit is supplied with everything needed to administer your injection.

Type of injection for nutrients: Injectable nutrients can be injected both subcutaneously (SC) or intramuscular (IM). We have found that some nutrients can cause irritation at the injection site if injected subcutaneously, which is a shallow injection. The nutrients which can cause irritation are typically combination formulas, or formulas which contain more than one ingredient. Due to the higher concentration of ingredients a deeper injection is recommended to prevent any irritation from occurring. For these specific injectable nutrient formulas Defy Medical recommends using a 5/8” 25g or 26g needle with a 3ml syringe. This allows the injection to go deep enough to prevent irritation and allow for more than 1ml to be injected at one time. The best place to inject using the 5/8” needle is: Shoulder, upper/outer glute (butt-cheek), thigh, and back of the arm.

Single nutrients like methylcobalamin, AMP-5, and individual amino acids can be injected using a small insulin needle subcutaneously in the abdomen (or any of the above locations). We have found some of the nutrient combinations to be also tolerable when injected sc. These common nutrient combinations include; Tri-Amino, MIC Combo, and B-Complex. These three do not typically cause irritation when injected subcutaneously. Defy Medical works with compounding pharmacies who are dedicated to providing attention to detail when compounding injectable nutrients.

Ph level - A measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution

In addition to concentration, the Ph level of the injectable nutrient can cause pain during or immediately following the injection. Although there is nothing to worry about when this pain occurs, it can still deter patients from continuing the medication. Each pharmacy that we work with who provides our injectable nutrients take the extra step of testing the Ph to make sure it is at a level which will cause no pain at the injection. Most of the injectable nutrients provided by a Defy medical approved pharmacy should not cause irritation or pain.


WHICH SYRINGE TO USE WHEN INJECTING MORE THAN 1ML:

Subcutaneous injections are okay when injecting 1 milliliter (ML) or less of a fluid. If you are injecting more than 1 milliliter than you will need a deeper injection. We recommend using a 5/8” 25g or 26g needle with a 3ml syringe for injections containing more than 1ml. You may also use a longer 1” needle.


LIPO-C & MIC LIPOTROPIC COMBINATIONS

More on Lipo C Injection Therapy

Using a 5/8" 25g or 26g needle, inject 1ml-3ml of your lipotropic, or Lipo-C, twice per week.

As an alternative, Lipo-C can be injected daily. Using a 1/2" "insulin" syringe, inject 1ml of Lipo-C subcutaneously every morning.

* Please note, due to the high concentration of ingredients in Lipo-C there may be irritation at the injection site if injected to shallow. We recommend using at least a 1/2" needle if administering 1ml or less. A 5/8" needle is recommended when injecting more than 1ml.


TRI-AMINO & AMINO ACID COMBINATIONS

More on Tri-Amino Injections

Tri-Amino must be administered by injection using a small gauge needle. There are a few different ways to administer Tri-Amino, depending on the goal. Be sure to rotate injection sites.

  • Improve circulation, increase Growth Hormone release, and increase No2: Using a ½ inch 30g “insulin” needle, inject 1mL of Tri-Amino subcutaneously before bedtime.
  • Increase performance, strength, endurance, and recovery: Using a 3ml 25g or 26g 5/8” syringe, inject 1.5-3mL of Tri-Amino into the gluteus (butt), shoulder, thigh 30-60min prior to exercise. Since it is not practical to inject this volume daily, we recommend choosing the most intense training days.
  • Optimal Performance prior to a competition: For 30 days: inject 1mL subcutaneously every evening before bed time. inject another 1.5-3mL of Tri-Amino into the gluteus (butt), shoulder, thigh 30-60min prior to exercise (or 3-4 times per week).
  • Different amino-acid combinations can be taken to produce different outcomes. If you have a specific formula not listed please contact Defy Medical for assistance. Our medical team will happily provide guidance with your injectable amino treatment.

CALM

More on CALM

CALM is best taken in the evening, before bedtime. CALM can also be administered during the day to treat muscle tension or anxiety. If daily injections are not possible, CALM can be taken 2-3 times per week (1ml-2ml). Some patients can tolerate daily subcutaneous injections using a small gauged ½” needle with 1ml syringe. The high concentration of ingredients in CALM can cause irritation during the injection so we recommend using a 5/8” 26g or 25g needle. The longer needle eliminates any discomfort that might be experienced. We also add a small amount of lidocaine to the formula which completely blocks any discomfort from the injection.

When injecting more than 1ml of CALM, use a 25g 5/8” with 3ml syringe and inject into the gluteus, shoulder, or thigh (see injection instructions).

FOR PAIN & ANXIETY: INJECT 1ML SUBCUTANEOUSLY AS NEEDED OR EVERY 4-6 HOURS (SHORT TERM).

FOR CHRONIC ANXIETY: INJECT 1ML SC ONCE PER DAY, OR AS NEEDED . ALTERNATIVLEY, CALM CAN BE INJECTED ONCE PER WEEK AT A DOSAGE OF 1ML TO 2.5ML THEN AS NEEDED BETWEEN (1ML)

FOR SLEEP: USING A 5/8” 26G OR 25G NEEDLE INJECT 1ML TO 2.5ML AT BEDTIME.

FOR INSOMNIA TRY COMBINING CALM WITH 400MG 5-HTP AND 6MG TIMED-RELEASE MELATONIN. DEFY MEDICAL CAN PROVIDE BOTH ITEMS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE.


METHYLCOBALAMIN: VITAMIN B12

More on Methylcobalamin Injections

How to take Injectable Methylcobalamin B12

Methylcobalamin is a water based vitamin and is very easy to inject using a small "insulin" needle. Methylcobalamin is stored in the body for long periods of time and serum B12 levels in most healty people can remain elevated for up to one month after a single injection. Methylcobalamin is a water soluble vitamin and high dosages can be taken without risk, therefore many people take more frequent injections to help with energy. Here is one recommended protocol for taking methylcobalamin injections:

Using a small "insulin" syringe, measuring 5/16" to 1/2", inject subcutaneously 1ml of methylcobalamin once per week. It can be taken additional days in between weekly injections if you feel there is a benefit or if you require more frequent injections to treat chronic illness. Some people take methylcobalamin daily to treat certain symptoms.

Serum B12 Level Maintenance

Optimal serum B12 levels can be maintained with methylcobalamin injections administered once per month. It is recommended to inject methylcobalamin deeper when administering less frequent injections. We recommend using a 5/8" to 1" needle when injecting methylcobalamin once per month. Here is a good protocol if your goal is to treat B12 deficiency and bring serum B12 levels to a good range:

Using a small "insulin" syringe, measuring 5/16" to 1/2", inject subcutaneously 1ml of methylcobalamin once per week for 4 weeks. Thereafter inject 1ml of methylcobalamin once per month, or every 30 days.

VITAMIN B-COMPLEX

Using a ½” 30g “insulin” syringe, inject 0.5ml- 1ml of B-Complex one to two times per week.

VITAMIN D3

More on Vitamin D3

Injectable Vitamin D3 is suspended in oil and is typically a thicker substance to inject. It is very similar to oil based hormone injectables like testosterone cypionate.

How to Inject Vitamin D3:

Using a ½” or 5/8” needle, inject your prescribed dosage once per week. The best areas to inject are the shoulder, thigh, or upper/outer glute (butt cheek). Dosages are usually either 25,000iu or 50,000iu once per week, although our doctor may discuss an alternative protocol based upon your blood work.

Shelf Life:
Due to its fragility, injectable Vitamin D3 only as a 90 day shelf life

Warning:
D3 is fat soluble which means too much may result in toxicity. Toxicity will not occur if you take only recommended dosages. Please review the D3 fact sheet to lean more

For a list of available injectable nutrients please click here

Share