It’s the newest health trend: IV vitamin drips have been popularized by celebrities who say it boosts their energy, strengthens their immune system, relieves hangovers, enhances their skin, and even promotes weight loss. But are these benefits fact or fiction?
Let’s take a closer look at this procedure to see if it’s the right choice for getting your B vitamins.
Why vitamin B?
B vitamins are essential for your metabolism, brain function, and growth of red blood cells. They are the building blocks of healthy cells and even improve your eyesight and energy. In fact, people who are low in vitamin B12 often experience fatigue and weakness. (1)
Your bones also benefit from B vitamins. One study of more than 2500 adults found that, when compared to people with enough vitamin B12, those with a low level of B12 also had a lower bone density. (3)
Is an IV drip an effective way to get vitamin B?
An IV drip introduces a liquid mixture of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream through a tube inserted into a vein, with the idea that your body absorbs a higher percentage of the nutrients.
Vitamin B, like other vitamins added to a drip, are water soluble, meaning any extra your body doesn’t need gets sent packing by your kidneys. Because IV vitamin treatments can be pricey, your IV infusion might turn into really expensive urine.
Not only that, because an IV drip bypasses your body’s natural filters and safeguards, it might upset the balance of electrolytes and cause damage to the kidneys, brain, or heart.
An IV drip might be right for you, but you should certainly consult your doctor first before trying this treatment.
What’s a better way to get the vitamin B I need?
If people have health issues that prevent their body from absorbing vitamins, their doctor might prescribe an IV infusion, but most of us can get our B vitamins from a healthy diet and a reputable vitamin supplement, like the vitamin B12 offered here at Santo Remedio.
Combined with vitamin B-rich foods like dairy products, dark leafy greens, and fish, our supplement can give you the vitamin B you need without the risks or hassle.
Let vitamin B nourish every cell in your body and give you the energy you need to take on each day.
Let’s get healthier, together.
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