Be active, be awake, be productive; B vitamins! B vitamins are everywhere nowadays because people are beginning to realize just how good they are for them! B vitamins help with everything from your metabolism to making blood cells, which is why we always stress their importance in our blog. Today, we’re breaking away from focusing on a singular part of B complex vitamins and focusing everything you need to know about vitamin B infusions, including what’s in them and how they help your body.
What is a Vitamin B Infusion?
Firstly, a vitamin B infusion is the addition of B-complex vitamins into your IV treatment. It includes all of the essential B vitamins, including:
- B1 (thiamin)
- B2 (riboflavin)
- B3 (niacin)
- B5 (pantothenic acid)
- B6 (pyridoxine)
- B7 (biotin)
- B9 (folic acid)
- B12 (cobalamin)
Vitamin B infusions are just IVs – they deliver all of the above vitamins directly into your bloodstream to help increase their rate of absorption for a more noticeable and immediate effect.
What Are the Benefits of a Vitamin B Infusion?
There are so many benefits of a vitamin B infusion that it’s just easier to break them down by each vitamin.
The short of it is this: B vitamins play a key role in your metabolism, immune system, and memory. They help convert food into energy to kick fatigue in the butt and increase athletic performance, help fight off viruses, and help prevent memory.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Thiamine metabolizes carbohydrates and is critical to overall energy and cell function. On top of that, it plays a critical role in our immune system function and helps improve athletic performance (by boosting your metabolism and helping convert carbs into energy).
Thiamin also helps prevent memory loss, cervical cancer, and kidney disease. Some studies suggest it plays a role in preventing Alzheimers, but more data is needed on this front.
Vitamin B1 deficiency is rare, however, it is common in those who consume alcohol excessively. If you’re in that category and experience symptoms such as confusion or cracks alongside the corner of your mouth, then you may be deficient in vitamin B1.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Riboflavin also helps convert food into energy by breaking down fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It also plays a key role in your adrenal gland, which helps regulate hormones that control your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, and more.
Riboflavin helps relieve migraines.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin also helps your body break down food, but the real health benefit with this particular B vitamin is that it helps lower your cholesterol. In fact, it’s been used to help lower cholesterol in people who cannot tolerate statins since the 1950s.
Vitamin B3 (Pantothenic Acid)
Like other B vitamins, pantothenic acid helps your body break down your food and turn it into energy.
What makes it stand out is its ability to promote skin and hair health. In fact, pantothenic acid is a key component in many hair products, and studies have shown that it actually does thicken hair fibers and increase their pliability!
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Pyridoxine aids in the production of red blood cells and neurotransmitters. Its coenzymes play a role in over 100 enzyme reactions! It can help relieve the symptoms of several issues, including PMS, depression, and anemia.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, helps keep your skin, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. Like the other b vitamins, it does play a role in metabolism as well.
Biotin is critical during pregnancy as it is important for embryonic growth and development.
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
Folate helps your body process and break down fats and proteins. Pregnant women and women who are breast-feeding have an increased demand for folate, as do people undergoing dialysis for kidney disease.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is an essential in making red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy. It also helps release energy from food.
Vitamin B12 deficiency affects between 1.5 and 15% of people in America. If you’re not taking enough of these vitamins, it can lead to vitamin deficiency anemia.
Are Vitamin B Complex Infusions better than Oral Supplements?
Yes and no! We recognize that IV infusions are not for everyone – you may have a phobia of needles or just prefer to take things orally.
However, if you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, if you have digestive problems or chronic illnesses such as Crohn’s or IBS, or if you want to try out something new without committing to a 90-day bottle of pills, then an IV infusion is for you.
On top of that, IVs have a higher absorption rate than oral vitamins. Oral vitamins must pass through the digestive system and be broken down before they can be absorbed. This leads to a low absorption rate, especially if you have a chronic digestive problem.
How Often Should You Get a Vitamin B Complex IV Infusion?
That depends on you! You’re going to see better benefits if you take them regularly – such as twice a month or more – than if you take them once every so often. Health is an ongoing process, so only your body can tell you what you need and how much you need of something. For example, if you like to drink on weekends, you would likely benefit from a once-a-week infusion to help ward off a vitamin B1 and B2 deficiency.
The best part about IV Revival’s vitamin B infusions is that their nurses come to you. You don’t have to waste gas to drive to a clinic or waste any time sitting in traffic. All you need to do is schedule an appointment and they will be there with everything you need! Visit them online to schedule an appointment or to learn more!