New year, new health craze, right? Arguably, vitamin B12 injections are taking the ever-evolving wellness industry by storm in San Fran and the bay area – and for a bevy of body-benefitting reasons. Here’s why this newest health hype just might be worth a shot.
Crashing after copious amounts of caffeinated coffee and cans of chemical-laden, sugary energy drinks? Skip the 3 pm trips to the vending machine and consider vitamin B12 booster shots instead. Not only will you fight fatigue and beat the body “blahs,” you’ll strengthen your immunity, improve your mood, banish brain fog, and enjoy a host of other body-boosting benefits – all in one shot. And, at DripDoctors’ newest San Francisco location, licensed medical pros specialize in this innovative, safe, and quick procedure that will instantly put a pep in your step and help power you through Old Man Winter.
What is a Vitamin B12 Injection?
Also known as methylcobalamin, a vitamin B12 injection is used to treat a plethora of painstaking wellness challenges, specifically low levels of the vitamin while helping the body to efficiently metabolize fat and carbohydrates for energy and making new, muscle-building protein. A vitamin B12 booster is essentially a week’s worth of vitamin B12 in one supercharged dosage. While most people get enough vitamin B12 through consuming a daily, well-balanced diet, others are deficient due to poor nutritional habits, intestinal issues, infections, cancer, or other debilitating disorders. Also, vegans and vegetarians tend to have lower levels of vitamin B12 due to the fact their diet is devoid of protein-rich animal sources.
Benefits of Vitamin B12 Boosters
The first body benefit that comes to mind when thinking of vitamin B12 is increased, sustained energy due to its red cell formation capabilities. But, the virtuous vitamin offers a bounty of other body-boosting benefits that you may not have been aware of. Here are just some of the proven benefits a weekly vitamin B12 booster provides:
- B12 Improves Memory Retention
The brain-benefitting booster has been shown to prevent memory loss and brain atrophy, especially in older adults. Vitamin B12 has also been shown to support the functionality of the central nervous system.
- B12 Improves Your Ticker
Getting regular vitamin B12 injections helps reduce levels of amino acid homocysteine, which can boost heart health, reducing palpitations.
- It’s Big on Beauty
Vitamin B12 has been shown to support skin, hair, and nail health due to its cell-boosting production.
- You’ll Beat the Blues
Getting regular shots of vitamin B12 may lift your spirits and ward off depression, as it synthesizes the metabolism of the mood-enhancing chemical serotonin.
- B12 May Prevent Major Birth Defects
Prenatal deficiency in vitamin B12 may contribute to premature birth or miscarriage. One study found women with vitamin B12 levels lower than 250 mg/dL were three times more likely to give birth to a child with defects, compared to those women who had adequate levels of the baby-benefitting vitamin.
- It’s a Bone Booster
Vitamin B12 may support bone health and prevent osteoporosis in older age.
- An Eye-Opening Supplement
Getting regular shots of vitamin B12 may reduce your risk of macular degeneration of the eyes. Vitamin B12 may lower the amino acid homocysteine in the bloodstream, which has been linked to the disease.
Who, How, and How Often?
While most acquire the vitamin B12 through animal sources such as meat, fish, and dairy, aforementioned vegans/vegetarians risk having lower levels of vitamins which makes this booster shot perfect to help supplement their nutrition and increase immune support. Vitamin therapy is also great as a conjunctive treatment for those who suffer from a myriad of gastrointestinal issues, such as Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, or IBS. Specific formulations of all essential B vitamins are prepared at DripDoctors and administered intramuscularly by licensed medical professionals. Therapies are administered through the deltoid (shoulder muscle) or gluteus (buttocks muscle) – where it can be immediately absorbed by the bloodstream, providing unparalleled health benefits, efficacy, and bioavailability (the degree and rate at which the vitamin is absorbed by the circulatory system, thus enhancing instant effects). The benefit of intramuscular injection is that the body receives 100% of absorption without any added fillers, compared to only 20-30% absorption if taken orally through capsule form. So, if you suffer from tummy troubles or other stomach sensitivities, a vitamin B12 booster or even IV therapy is your best bet. Most individuals find they’re not dozing off at their desk when they get their weekly shots. In addition, with in house micronutrient testing, you can discover any deficiencies and customize the best IV infusion treatment for you.