NATURALLY SOURCED (BIO-IDENTICAL) Vs SYNTHETICALLY SOURCED MICRONUTRIENTS
Dr. Jenny P.Wilkins, NMD, CRA, AMC
“Did you know almost 80% of the ingredients used in IV rooms, over the counter supplements are synthetically sourced?”
|Studies show that 35% of the population have difficulty swallowing pills, which includes vitamins. If you are one of those people injectable vitamins or IV Therapy may be exactly what you need.
Micronutrients such as vitamins are an integral part of intravenous nutrition for various cohorts of patients. Although the beneficial effects vitamins and minerals have on the human body are widely known, people are not educated about the difference between bio-identical and synthetic versions of these micronutrients.
Vitamins are complex molecules that are essential to health, growth, reproduction and maintenance. Synthetic vitamins are pervasive in the marketplace while the availability of completely naturally derived vitamins and mineral supplements is very low. Almost 80% of the IV rooms use vitamins that are sourced from synthetics. There’s a good reason for this. These ‘man-made’ synthetic vitamins are cheaper to make.
Generally speaking, both natural and synthetic vitamin and mineral ingredients can serve as functional nutrient sources. Though chemical structures of synthetic and natural vitamins are similar, small stereospecific differences do occur. From a functional standpoint, both synthetic and natural versions theoretically serve the same metabolic functions. For example, natural and synthetic L-ascorbic acid are chemically identical, and there are no known differences in their biological activity. However, there are major differences between bio-identical and synthetic vitamins for nutritional purposes, and these differences can often be what determine whether or not supplementation is beneficial. A simple comparison is summarized in Table1:
Natural Vit B6:
Pyridoxine is bound with phosphate in plants to make pyridoxal-phosphate. This is the biologically active form.
Natural Vitamin B12: Cobalamin B12 is only created by micro-organisms like the bacteria that grow in gut microbiome.
Natural Choline: Choline is often grouped with B vitamins. It is combined with phosphate in nature and is important in cell membranes and keeping fat in check.
Synthetic Vit B6:
Pyridoxine hydrochloride comes from petroleum ester, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde.
Synthetic Vitamin B12: Cobalt and ‘cyanide’ are fermented to make cyanocobalamin. It is in miniscule amounts, but it is still cyanide.
Synthetic Choline: Choline chloride or choline bitartrate is made using ethylene, ammonia, and hydrochloric acid or tartaric acid. It is not bound to phosphate.
Vitamin D-3 injections
Supplements. Injections deliver a straight shot of vitamin D3 to the bloodstream. This makes these shots highly effective for anyone who wants to focus on increasing their vitamin D levels. IVs also deliver vitamin D to the bloodstream for rapid, potent absorption.
CoQ10— also known as ubiquinone — is a coenzyme that helps muscles produce the energy they need to do their work. CoQ10 injections provide an energy boost before and during prolonged periods of strenuous activity as well as helping to speed up recovery afterwards.
Injections are usually given as hydroxocobalamin or cyanocobalamin. These are very effective at raising blood levels of B12 and preventing/reversing a deficiency. Bottom Line: If you are deficient in vitamin B12, then the injections are very effective at raising your blood levels.
If your vitamin B12 deficiency is not caused by a lack of vitamin B12 in your diet, you'll usually need to have an injection of hydroxocobalamin every 2 to 3 months for the rest of your life.
B6 helps the body make antibodies, hemoglobin, breaks down proteins and keeps blood sugar in normal ranges. B12 (Cyanocobalamin) may give you energy, weight loss, increase metabolism, lower cholesterol levels, better mood, balanced immune system and mental clarity. Vitamin B-Complex injections are recommended weekly!
Glycine is used for treating schizophrenia, stroke, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and some rare inherited metabolic disorders. It is also used to protect kidneys from the harmful side effects of certain drugs used after organ transplantation as well as the liver from harmful effects of alcohol.
Glycine helps to regulate the body's immune response, to limit unhealthful inflammation and spur healing. As a neurotransmitter, glycine both stimulates and inhibits cells in the brain and central nervous system, affecting cognition, mood, appetite and digestion, immune function, pain perception, and sleep.
Lysine is treatment used for athletic performance enhancement, or treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex libialis) and elevated pH (metabolic alkalosis). Lysine is possibly effective for cold sores (herpes simplex labialis) treatment.
Supplementing with glycine may significantly impact your overall well-being and help you feel balanced and calm. This tiny amino acid has been shown to have huge benefits for improving mood and emotional health as well as promoting muscle health and supporting liver detoxification.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Injections
Glycine increases the loss of fat and attenuates the loss of lean and muscle mass during calorie restriction.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Shots have a very low toxicity level, meaning there is no risk of damaging vital organs, as long as the correct dose is administered. Since IV supplements directly enter the bloodstream, not only are they absorbed better, they are more suitable for individuals with sensitive stomachs.
Glutathione injections work by clearing the body of toxins and free radicals that lead to hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun spots, wrinkles, acne, and even melasma. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits. The most effective way to enhance glutathione levels is having regular glutathione injections.