Vitamins are the unsung heroes that support your immunity and overall health. We’re shining the spotlight on vitamin B complex and vitamin B12, showing how they’re essential for preventative care and so much more.
Vitamin B complex is made up of eight B vitamins. B vitamins are water-soluble, which means your body doesn’t store them — they must be replenished on a regular basis. B vitamins are associated with an array of health benefits, and they include:
Though these vitamins share several characteristics, they’re all needed in the body because they perform different functions.
Vitamin B is present in many foods and is a common part of the average diet. The result is that most people get adequate amounts of this vitamin from their diet exclusively. That said, it’s approximated that up to 15% of the population has deficiencies in vitamins B and B12.
The main reason for this deficiency is poor absorption for medical reasons. Vegetarians and elderly individuals are especially at risk. In addition, people who have had previous gastrointestinal surgery also have a high risk of developing vitamin B deficiency.
A vitamin B deficiency is usually characterized by such symptoms as:
The amount of vitamin B you need for optimal health varies throughout the eight B vitamins. The Office of Dietary Supplements recommends the following RDA amount in milligrams for each B vitamin complex:
The only way to know for sure if you have a vitamin B deficiency is through a lab test. At Arizona IV Medics, we can perform blood tests in our labs to ascertain whether you’re deficient. The process is quick and easy, and you’ll get your results in no time. Our nurses will then recommend ways to supplement your intake depending on your lifestyle and habits.
There are four ways to supplement your Vitamin B intake:
Let’s dissect each option carefully.
You can get oral supplements online or from your local store. Oral supplements are absorbed by the digestive system, and this process varies from one person to another due to such factors as circulatory problems, individual metabolism and gastric function. The body uses a small portion of the supplement and discards the rest.
More effective than oral intake, a vitamin B shot delivers supplementation through intravenous treatment directly into the bloodstream, achieving 100% absorption. You can get the shot as a quick boost whether you’re at home, in a hotel or somewhere else.
IV bags contain several ingredients blended in a saline mix. These ingredients vary based on an individual’s needs and health goals, and they can be custom-made to address a variety of conditions. Just like shots, the IV therapy bypasses the digestive system and vitamins are delivered directly to your bloodstream for immediate use by your cells.
IV therapy takes 30 to 45 minutes to administer in the comfort of your own home. In addition to delivering vitamin B, IV therapy offers additional health benefits. IV therapy contains essential fluids for hydration and allows you to add additional vitamins to your treatment, such as magnesium, zinc and vitamin C, for maximum benefit.
Vitamin B is present in many foods, and most people can get their vitamin B entirely through diet. Natural sources of Vitamin B include eggs, meats, cereals, grains and dairy products. The body absorbs animal-based sources faster than it does plant-based, which is why IV infusions and vitamin B shots are ideal for vegetarians and individuals with poor absorption.
Get instant relief with vitamin B IV treatment delivered to you in the comfort of your home, office or hotel. AZ IV Medics provides vitamin B therapy all over Arizona and beyond. Our specially formulated vitamin B IVs contain all the B complex vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fluids, antioxidants and electrolytes to re-hydrate your body and provide relief from deficiency.
Our appointment takes 30 to 45 minutes and can be scheduled in advance. You don’t have to trek to your local clinic or hospital. We’re excited to help you get the vitamin B you need to reach optimal health from the comfort of your location anywhere in Arizona. Call or text (623) 521-5034 to schedule your appointment today.