The winter blues are a seasonal depression that typically starts to affect people as the days get shorter and subside with the onset of spring. B12 shots can help combat the winter blues by naturally boosting your mood and improving your energy levels.
What are the ‘Winter Blues’?
Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, ‘the winter blues’ is the term for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that is not clinically diagnosed. It’s largely thought that a combination of the colder weather, shorter days, and decreased exposure to sunlight triggers this temporary type of depression.
For most people, the symptoms of the winter blues start during late fall and go away in early spring. The winter blues affect people differently, but may include symptoms such as:
- Low energy
- Decreased motivation or interest in normal activities
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
- Changes in your weight (gaining or losing weight)
- Persistent feelings of worthlessness
How Vitamin B12 Shots Can Boost Your Mood and Energy
Changes in your hormones and circadian rhythm can be incredibly disruptive when you’re trying to feel good and stay productive. A vitamin B12 shot is a fast and convenient way to help boost your mood and improve your feelings of wellbeing.
Drip Hydration brings vitamin B12 shots directly to you, saving you the time and hassle of sitting in traffic to get to an appointment which takes only a few minutes. Just like the name sounds, a single shot is all you need to help boost your mood and lift off the weight of the winter blues.
Additionally, vitamin B12 shots can improve your energy levels, giving you an added benefit when the long nights have you feeling lethargic or sluggish.
Vitamin B12 shots can…
- Regulate your mood
- Help create the chemicals needed to support normal neurological function
- Improve feelings of wellbeing
- Decrease anxiety and depression
- Helps metabolize food properly to promote normal energy levels
- Helps maintain your central nervous system
Many people can get adequate amounts of vitamin B12 from their diet, as B12 is found in a wide range of food. These natural food sources include dairy products, eggs, shellfish, and fortified cereals. Plant sources do not contain vitamin B12 unless they have been fortified.
Oral supplements are a convenient and readily-available way to help supplement low levels of vitamin B12 in your body. However, interactions with existing medication or individual issues with absorption can inhibit how much your body can effectively use.
That’s where a vitamin B12 shot comes in. Vitamin B12 shots circumvent gastrointestinal absorption issues because this type of treatment is administered directly into your bloodstream. The concentrated dose of vitamin B12 is immediately available for your cells to use with no waste. You can enjoy the full benefits of 100% absorption with a vitamin b12 shot. You should start feeling an elevated mood within an hour of treatment.
Other Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Vitamin B12 shots are a great way to boost your mood whether you’re at home, at the office, or even studying for an exam in a dorm room. The story doesn’t end there, though. There are plenty of other ways to beat the winter blues naturally. With a few tweaks to your routine, you’ll get out of your annual slump and feel better in no time at all.
Even though it’s hard to get motivated to go on your early morning run when it’s cold and dark outside, exercise is a natural way to boost your mood. Exercise causes your body to produce endorphins, which elevate your mood and give you that ‘runner’s high’ (even if your exercise of choice isn’t running).
If you’re able to, consider signing up for a gym membership during the winter months. That way, you can enjoy the effect of blues-blasting endorphins without having to exercise in the cold. If a gym membership isn’t in the stars, then check Youtube for types of indoor exercises you can try. There are plenty of low or no-cost indoor exercise options to fit any budget.
Try an artificial light
An artificial light aims to simulate sunlight, and can be helpful for supplementing light exposure at your home and office. While an artificial light isn’t a substitute for the real thing, it may help boost your mood during the darkest days of the year.
Artificial sunlight can help keep your circadian rhythm in check so that your schedule doesn’t go haywire with the shorter days. An artificial light on a timer can also help simulate dawn, which may help you stay on your schedule by keeping you awake in the morning.
An artificial light can take many forms, but is generally a small box that sits on your desk or nightstand. There are many setting options and types of light that you can choose from in order to find the combination that works best for you.
Stick to your regular schedule
The long and dark days of winter can disrupt anyone’s schedule. Some people find that they want to keep sleeping well after the alarm goes off, while other people have a hard time getting any shut eye at all.
If you typically get the winter blues every year, try to stay on your regular routine as best as you can. Staying as close to your schedule as possible will help regulate your circadian rhythm and minimize mood swings.
Get out and do something different
While it can be hard to get motivated to do anything but curl up under the biggest blanket you have, a mug of hot cocoa in hand, sometimes getting out of the house is exactly what you need to combat the winter blues.
Doing something different can stimulate your brain and your mood. You don’t have to venture into the great outdoors, thankfully. There are lots of indoor events going on over the winter months to shake up your routine and give your mood a boost.
Try an Energy Boost IV
In addition to our B12 shots, Drip Hydration offers an Energy Boost IV that can quickly improve how you feel. This formula is a blend of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and hydrating saline solution that can combat both low mood and energy.
Just like our B12 shots, we deliver our IV appointments directly to you wherever you are, whether you’re at home, at the office, or even at the gym. We make it easy to elevate your mood and bring some brightness to your day. Our Energy Boost IV generally takes 30 – 45 minutes to administer and can bring you immediate relief from the winter blues.
Drip Hydration: Boost Your Mood with B12 Shots, Delivered to You
Vitamin B12 shots are versatile, boosting your mood and energy levels as well as supporting a healthy immune system. Add to that the convenience of direct-delivery at home, at your office, or at the gym, and you have a convenient way to feel your best within an hour of treatment. We offer delivery services in Los Angeles and Manhattan up to 96th Street.
Best of all, Drip Hydration brings the appointment to you so that you can enjoy an immediate energy boost whether you’re at home studying for an exam or at the office working on an important project. A single shot can help give you the edge you need to put your project over the top.
Have questions? Want to know more about our Vitamin B12 shots? Give us a call. We’re excited to help you feel great so you will feel invigorated as you tackle the challenges of your day.