Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential vitamin that helps keep your body healthy and functioning properly. It’s primarily found in animal products, so if you don’t eat meat or fish regularly, you may develop a deficiency. In some cases, however, it can be synthesized in the lab and administered through an IV therapy that you can receive right in your own home.
What is a Vitamin B12 shot?
A vitamin B12 shot is injected into your body’s vein. It is usually used when you have low levels of vitamin B12 in your blood or if you have certain diseases, such as pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 can help treat and prevent conditions caused by low levels in your body. Vitamin B12 shots can be added to most IV therapies. There are several types of vitamin B12 injections that are available for use. Some examples include cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, and methylcobalamin. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages.
For one, it’s more effective than popping a pill. It’s very difficult for nutrients to be absorbed and assimilated through oral administration. They must compete with many digestive enzymes for absorption into intestinal cells before being transported across intestinal cells and taken up by blood circulation and body organs. Intravenous delivery of these vitamins bypasses digestion entirely and delivers them directly into your bloodstream, where they can be readily used throughout your body. This is why vitamin B12 shots are popular among those who may have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 from their diets.
In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration
Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.
You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!