B12 Shots in Your IV Treatment

B12 Shots in Your IV Treatment

What is B12

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in the body. It is found in many different food sources, especially animal-based proteins. B12 is one of the most important vitamins in your body for the production of red and white blood cells. Having adequate levels of this vitamin helps your body to fight against fatigue and weakness, and can help improve your immune system and memory. 

Due to certain medical conditions, some people are unable to absorb B12 through their gastrointestinal tract. Receiving B12 intramuscularly in the form of a B12 shot or in an IV treatment can help to maintain the bodies needed B12 levels.

 Benefits of B12

  1. Fight Fatigue 

If you have a deficiency in B12 it can lead to fatigue. B12 can give your body the boost of energy it needs. Because B12 is a water soluble vitamin it cannot be stored in the body for “extra-energy”. However, if you are deficient in B12 you may notice an improvement in your energy and mood after taking B12 supplements. Receiving B12 in an IV treatment allows for much quicker absorption since it is being delivered directly into the bloodstream. Quicker absorption means less time spent waiting for that needed energy boost to kick in!

  1. Promote a Healthy Metabolism

People that have had gastrointestinal surgery, have certain digestive disorders, or are over the age of 65 generally have lower levels of stomach acid. Decreased levels of stomach acid can result in decreased absorption of B12 as well as other B vitamins. Your body requires B vitamins to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Receiving B12 and B vitamins via B12 shots or in IV treatments can be beneficial for those that are unable to absorb the necessary amounts through food sources related to decreased stomach acid production. 

  1.  Improve Immune Function

B12 is necessary for the production of red and white blood cells. The main function of white blood cells is to protect the body from infectious disease and foreign invaders. Being deficient in B12 can lead to decreased immune function and more time spent being sick. B12 shots and IV treatments are a quick and easy way to make sure your body maintains the necessary levels of B12 for proper immune function. 

     4. Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails.

B12 is an important vitamin required for cell production and is especially important for the growth of healthy hair, nails, and skin. Having a deficiency in B12 can cause discoloration in nails as well as hyperpigmentation of the skin. Adding B12 into your IV therapy can help to improve your hair, skin, and nails.

Who is at risk for B12 deficiency? 

  • Adults over age 65

  • Those following a vegan diet

  • Persons with certain gastrointestinal disorders.

    • Ex.) Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease

  • Persons that have had certain gastrointestinal surgeries

    • Ex.) Bariatric surgery, Gastric bypass

Benefits of IV Therapy

  • Anti-aging

  • Improves asthma

  • Improves arthritis

  • Treats food poisoning

  • Improves athletic performance

  • Fights flu & cold 

  • Migraine symptom relief

  • Improves muscle disease

  • Helps gastrointestinal issues

  • Improves seasonal allergies

  • And so much more!

Most people are able to maintain the adequate B12 levels needed by the body through a healthy and balanced diet. For those at risk of deficiency or those wanting an extra energy boost, receiving B12 through an intramuscular shot or in an IV treatment can help to achieve the necessary levels. As a result, you could experience many of the benefits including healthy hair, skin, and nails, improved immune function, and increased energy. If you are concerned about your B12 levels, speak with your doctor and find out if B12 shots or IV treatments could be beneficial to your health.    


Here at IV Revival, we provide high-quality, at-home IV treatment. Give us a call, and one of our highly trained registered nurses will come to you so that you can refresh and revive from the comfort of your home, office, or hotel room. Request an appointment now and feel better in a matter of hours!

References: 

Vitamin B12: Mayo Clinic