Why are we talking about nutrition and vitamin B complex? Well, it’s almost that time of year again! The time for holiday parties and hitting the slopes! Although holidays and vacations can be a lot of fun, they can also be stressful. This is especially so while we’re still making our way to the other side of the pandemic.
Higher stress levels can lead to a weakened immune system and low energy. Increased contact with loved ones, co-workers, and other travelers can lead to more contact with viruses and colds.
So what can you do to get re-energized, strengthen your immune system, and modulate your body’s reaction to all of the stressors? Take B vitamins!
But wait. Before you reach for that bottle of oral vitamin B complex capsules, check out this article. We’re going to tell you why B vitamins will get the job done, definitely, but also why vitamin B IV Therapy might be a better approach to support your holiday health than oral supplements.
Let’s get busy with B vitamins first.
What is Vitamin B Complex?
You’ve seen the term before, but do you know what it stands for and why you want it? There are eight types of B vitamin. When taken separately they can be good for what ails you, but when combined together they create a vitamin complex powerhouse.
B-Complex vitamins are essential for
- skin function
- mood regulation
- red blood cell production
- liver function
- energy levels
B vitamins play a significant role in enzyme activity, regulation of protein that in turn regulates chemical reactions, and converting food into energy.
People who eat a variety of foods usually get the amount of B vitamins that their bodies need to function properly. However, it doesn’t always work that way.
Age, medical conditions, certain medications, pregnancy, dietary choices, genetics, and alcohol use can either decrease levels of B vitamins or increase the body’s need for them. In these cases, supplementing with B vitamins is necessary.
What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Vitamin B Complex?
If you are deficient in certain B vitamins, you may
- feel tired
- become anemic
- lose your appetite
- experience abdominal pain
- suffer from depression
- have numbness and tingling in your arms and legs
- get unexplained muscle cramps
- contract respiratory infections
- lose your hair
- get eczema
A lack of B Vitamins in a prenatal mother can also cause congenital disabilities in her child.
What’s What With the B vitamins
Vitamin B complex usually contains all 8 B-Vitamins.
B1 (Thiamin), the “anti-stress” vitamin
- helps boost your immune system
- maintain a positive mental attitude
- increases energy
- fights stress
- prevents memory loss
B2 (Riboflavin) can increase energy levels and maintain healthy hair and skin.
It can also help prevent
- cervical cancer
- migraine headaches
- muscle cramps
- certain eye conditions
B3 (Niacin) is used for elevated cholesterol levels, and also to
- treat acne
- improve digestion and circulation
- promote relaxation
- improve orgasm
…and for reducing the effects of aging.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid) plays a major role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates your body uses for energy.
- plays a role in the manufacture of red blood cells
- supports sex and stress-related hormones
B6 (Pyridoxine) is often used by women for PMS and other menstruation problems.
Vitamin B6 helps the body
- make antibodies
- produce hemoglobin
- break down proteins
- keep blood sugar in normal ranges
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) can only be found in meat and dairy.
This means that vegans must supplement with Vitamin B12 or suffer the consequences. B12 has been used for
- increasing energy
- weight loss
- increasing metabolism
- lowering cholesterol levels
- stabilizing and lifting mood
- balancing the immune system
- supporting mental clarity
We’ve covered a lot of ground since we started talking about holiday parties, stress, and weakened immune systems. It’s easy to see why getting enough of B-complex vitamins is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing.
Now let’s take a look at the best way to deliver vitamin B complex to your body.
Why Pills and Liquids Are Not the Answer
Although it seems like taking a store-bought oral vitamin B complex is the easiest thing to do, it isn’t always the best option. There are three main reasons:
1 Oral supplements have a long way to travel before they get to your bloodstream. They have to take a long and treacherous route through your digestive system before they can do you any good. They lose some potency by the time they get to where your body can use them.
2 Sometimes they don’t even get there, especially if you have digestive issues or a leaky gut. For some people, using oral supplements is a waste of time and money.
3 Using oral supplements – of B-complex vitamins, for example – also requires that you remember to take the supplement regularly. Who remembers to take a supplement to fight stress and boost mood when they are stressed out and depressed???
IV Nutrient Therapy to the Rescue!
IV therapy is a proven treatment that gives you the ability to take a proactive and long-term approach to wellness while also accelerating healing and boosting immunity.
An IV drip delivers nutrients in customized amounts directly into your bloodstream. Think of IV therapy as the happy shortcut where there’s no traffic, and you won’t run out of gas before you get there.
In addition, IV therapy contains a customized blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that your body can easily absorb. It has a 98% absorption rate!
IV nutrient therapy can treat the root cause of your health concerns, not just the symptoms. Imagine how great your body will feel after taking in an IV bag full of vitamin B complex!
Even better, imagine how happy your immune system will be with the other goodies that can be added to IV nutrition therapy.
For example, the oldest IV therapy cocktail is the Myers’ cocktail.
- Vitamin B complex (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyroxidine HCI, Dexpanthenol, Niaminacide, and Vitamin C + hydroxocobalamin
Not only are you getting the benefits of the vitamin B IV drip, but the magnesium can help you feel calmer, and the ascorbic acid (vitamin C) will give your immune system an extra boost!
If you want to go full throttle, we also recommend adding an immune boost to your Myers’ cocktail. At Evexias Medical Denver, our immune boost contains:
- Zinc Sulfate
- Magnesium Sulfate
- Chromium Chloride
- A higher dose of vitamin C
The additional nutrients can turbocharge your immune system, clear out toxins, and protect cells from damage and aging. If you’ve been exposed to a viral or bacterial illness or expect to be exposed to one, then this is the IV therapy for you! Vitamin B complex IV therapy plus all the extra goodies you need to live your best life.
We can also add a Glutathione IV push at the end of your Myers’ and Immune Boost IV cocktail to enhance your body’s ability to remove toxins and protect its cells from free radical damage and aging.
Let’s get this party started!