Infusions and Injections
We provide needed vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids far more effectively than orals supplements and food.
Vitamin-mineral nutrients infusions allow higher dosages of targeted supplements, with better absorption, and faster delivery to the cells throughout your body.
Often a few weeks of therapy will markedly improve symptoms related to chronic disease, and allow quick and easy transition to the appropriate oral supplements.
IV Vitamin and Nutrient Therapy can:
• Help with a variety of health concerns
• Help you feel better
• Give you more energy!
Schedule your Vitamin Clinic New Patient Consultation for an Intravenous Boost!
What vitamins and minerals should I take?
Since each individual is different, it's important that you know the correct answer as it relates to you and your specific health needs.
The Michigan Center for Functional Medicine provides a unique and thorough process to evaluate any nutritional deficiencies that you may have and determine how intravenous supplements can help you
IV Vitamin & Nutrient Infusions have been found to help with a variety of medical conditions such as those listed below:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Asthma (acute & chronic)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The IV route allows for a much higher concentration of nutrients to be delivered than the oral route of administration (tablets, capsules or liquids). Many vitamin and mineral supplements are not well absorbed by the body. Because we can deliver large doses of nutrients safely into a vein, intravenous (IV) therapy with vitamins & nutrients is an extremely valuable medical tool.
The Power of Vital Nutrients
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants can have an incredibly potent effect when administered directly into a vein. All of the nutrients used at Michigan Center for Functional Medicine are natural and have been proven to be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions.
IV Vitamin and Nutrient Therapy may also be used for a variety of other reasons such as just feeling unwell, or wanting to feel better.
We live in a time when obtaining the needed amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants are difficult with diet alone!
The amount of critical nutrients in our food supply has been depleted by poor farming practices. Much of the food we eat is grown in foreign countries. We cannot control the way foods are grown or the chemicals that may be part of the food supply.
In addition, some individuals do not adequately absorb nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract. Patients who have chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain or bloating most likely are not absorbing nutrients adequately. This sets the stage for an ongoing cycle of malabsorption resulting in chronic illness due to these deficiencies.
Chemical toxicity secondary to acute or chronic exposure to chemicals - including patients with severe environmental illness, chemical sensitivity or past exposure to chemicals - may also benefit. We use various types of detoxification protocols to help these patients.
To receive an injection or an infusion, please contact your health care provider at the Lansing office or through Grand Rapids Natural Health.
Find out if intravenous vitamin, mineral, and nutrient infusions could be of help to you.
Book your initial appointment and get started with this exciting therapy!
How does the Vitamin Clinic Work?
Complete the order form that requests information on your symptoms and personal information.
After you complete your intake form, your vitamin is ordered through Wellness Pharmacy, one of the most highly regarded pharmacies in the country.
Come in for your injection during Vitamin Clinic Hours or during another scheduled appointment.
Start feeling better and learn more ways the Michigan Center for Functional Medicine and Dr. McSwain can help you optimize your health.
Why You Need A Vitamin Injection
Our bodies rely on vitamins as essential nutrients for performing hundreds of functions on a daily basis. Vitamins help the body in a variety of ways, and we require them for overall optimal health. Even with a perfect diet, the combination of many things –including our depleted soils, the storage and transportation of our food, genetic alterations of traditional heirloom species, and the increased stress and nutritional demands resulting from a toxic environment – make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat.
Your fatigue is real, and not just imagined. Most people with vitamin deficiencies often ignore them, equating this to simply general stress and fatigue. With today’s busy, on-the-go life styles, developing a deficiency is too common.
Here are the top two common vitamin deficiencies:
Symptoms: muscle pain, fatigue, or depression. Most people with vitamin D deficiencies have no symptoms or very subtle symptoms. It is important to have a complete, up to date lab test to monitor for a deficiency in this area.
If you are a vegan, are obese, have milk allergies, have absorption issues, or if you spend little to no time in the sun, deficiencies in this vitamin may develop more easily.
This is a huge problem for many people in Michigan, especially in the fall and winter months, due to lack of sunlight.
Need a shot of sunshine? Dr. McSwain's Vitamin Clinic offers a shot of vitamin D, which helps address depression, weight gain, and hormonal imbalances. Vitamin D is something your body wants and needs! Luckily, Vitamin D injections offer a fast and easy way to get this amazing, necessary nutrient.
Symptoms: Anemia, fatigue, poor balance, memory loss, depression, pale color, reduced sensation of touch, shortness of breath, or tingling feet. It is important to have a complete, up to date lab test to monitor for a deficiency in this area.
It can become harder to absorb this vitamin with age, if you have had weight loss surgery, if you drink heavily, or if you’ve taken acid-reducing medications for a long period of time.
Many people with gastric issues, anemia, immune disorders or simple stomach problems will develop a b12 deficiency as well.
Need a mood or energy boost? Dr. McSwain's Vitamin Clinic offers a shot of vitamin B12, which aids in the improvement of the immune system, mood, energy, and concentration. It also helps the body to metabolize fat, reduces the risk for heart disease and stroke, and improves the circadian rhythm for better sleep.
M.I.C. with hydroxycobalamin
The amino acids that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism. These injections boost the body’s metabolic power by providing a highly effective temporary increase of normal metabolic functions. As soon as the effect of these substances wears off, the body begins to gradually return to its normal metabolic rate. When administered in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, our lipotropic formulas can help your body to rid itself of fat, while simultaneously increasing your energy levels both via the fat released energy and the energy promoting properties of vitamin B-12. The formula used in the MIC Injection specially blends the following important ingredients:
Methionine - The "M" in MIC Injection, is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. This amino acid acts as a lipotropic agent which: assists in the breakdown of fats within the liver; helps to lower cholesterol thereby preventing excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout your body’s circulatory system; is helpful in preventing and relieving fatigue; and is useful in some cases of allergies by virtue of its ability to reduce histamine release.
Inositol - The "I" in MIC Injection, is a B-vitamin that promotes: the health of cell structures and nerve synapses; aids in the metabolism of fats; helps reduce blood cholesterol; and participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite. Although it is naturally found in certain foods such as nuts, beans (especially red beans and kidney beans), grains, cantaloupe melons, and oranges, it is more effective in breaking down fat when given as an intramuscular injection.
Choline - The "C" in MIC Injection, is an essential nutrient that helps to support the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.
Hydroxycobalamin (Vitamin B-12) - The B-12 vitamin plays a significant role in the replication of DNA, the normal functioning of the nervous system, and the formation of blood cells. The vitamin B-12 injection has been shown to provide these key benefits: boosts energy and overall metabolic rate; assists in the burning of stored body fat; detoxifies the body; increases red blood cell production; maintains a healthy liver; helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite and energy; works synergistically with other nutrients to improve health; and slows aging.
Vitamin Shots are absorbed 100% and immediately, whereas anything taken orally is only absorbed up to 60%-70% and can take hours for absorption. Most supplements taken over the counter contain numerous fillers and chemicals, whereas Dr. McSwain's vitamin shots contain USA, pharmaceutical-grade quality of vitamins.