Vitamin B-12 is essential for everyone. It contains the mineral cobalt, which helps your body make red blood cells and is necessary for a healthy central nervous system, among other things. When your levels are low, you may experience various signs and symptoms. Fortunately, inadequate B-12 is easy to address with intravenous (IV) vitamin infusion therapy.
The team at The Spa MD in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is passionate about providing the highest quality medical spa services. We offer customized intravenous (IV) vitamin infusion therapy to help you optimize wellness. Our B-12 IV therapy offers a multitude of benefits for your mind and body. Keep reading to learn how to recognize the signs of B-12 deficiency and how B-12 infusions can help.
Signs of B-12 deficiency
B-12 deficiency can be sneaky. It’s easy to miss the signs and symptoms or attribute them to something else. The following are the most common signs of low B-12:
- Low mood
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Problems concentrating
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle cramps
Many other conditions can cause these symptoms. A simple blood test to check your B-12 levels can tell you if your levels are adequate.
Benefits of B-12 infusion
If we determine that you can benefit from B-12, IV infusion therapy quickly and easily helps to restore your B-12 levels. The following are advantages of B-12 IV infusion therapy. It can:
Bypass the stomach
Bypassing the digestive system is the primary benefit of IV vitamin therapy. When you come in for a B-12 infusion, the vitamin B-12 is delivered directly to your bloodstream. This rapidly increases your body’s B-12 stores.
Some people have trouble absorbing B-12 for various reasons, including inflammatory bowel issues and a condition called pernicious anemia, which occurs when the body produces antibodies that attack a protein necessary for B-12 absorption. You’re also at risk of low B-12 if you follow a vegan diet. Adults over the age of 50 are less able to absorb B-12, which puts them at risk for low B-12 as well.
IV B-12 infusion therapy can quickly replenish B-12 levels if you’re running low.
Boost calorie burning
Your body needs vitamin B-12 for your body to turn the food you eat into energy. As a result, low vitamin B12 negatively impacts energy and contributes to a sluggish metabolism. This means that instead of burning 2,000 calories per day, you may only be burning 1400-1500.
A reduction in metabolic rate can make it difficult to lose weight. Vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients that can help keep your metabolism functioning properly.
The amount of energy that you produce in your mitochondria helps set your metabolism. More energy production = more energy available for use, which equals higher energy burn. If low B-12 levels are causing your metabolism to slow, IV B-12 therapy can give you the boost you need.
Boost the immune system
Vitamin B-12 helps the body fight off viruses and bacteria and plays a role in keeping the immune system balanced. Low B-12 can weaken your body’s defense system. At a time when the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, you need to keep your immune system in tiptop shape.
Rapidly replenish B12 stores
Even if you don’t have a problem absorbing B-12, you may benefit from vitamin B-12 infusion therapy. Vitamin B-12 is water-soluble, your body uses and stores what it needs, and you get rid of excess through urine.
IV vitamin B-12 infusion therapy ensures that your body has enough vitamin B-12 to function optimally. The infusion takes as little as 20 minutes and may take up to 60 minutes. We can combine vitamin B-12 with other nutrients to deliver individualized wellness IV nutrient therapy.
Whether you need a pick-me-up or you want to give your immune system and metabolism a boost, you may want to consider vitamin B-12 IV infusion therapy. To get started, give our team a call at our Rochester Hills, Michigan, office to schedule a consultation or send your request online today.