Vitamin B12 is vital in various processes in the body, and participates in all red blood cell production, regulating sleep and mood, functioning of the nervous system, and helps in the maintenance of the brain, heart and eyes. If you don’t get enough B12, you can experience nasty effects such as chronic fatigue syndrome, red blood cell deficiency and nerve issues.
B12 is found in animal products, and in order to be absorbed by the body it must bind with a molecule produced by the stomach called the ‘intrinsic factor’. This means that a significant portion of the public are deficient in B12 – vegans and vegetarians are susceptible given their diet, and people who suffer from intestinal ailments (such as Crohn’s disease) are often deficient too.
A vitamin B12 infusion helps to replace levels of B12 in the body, boosting health and providing other benefits such as:
- Breaking down carbohydrates, fats and alcohol
- Enhancing beauty by promoting healthy hair, skin and nails
- Counteracting damage caused by free radicals.
A B12 IV drip can be hugely beneficial, replenishing these building blocks for a healthy neurological and cardio-vascular system.
We’ve all heard of vitamin C; it’s incredibly important for our general health. It is a building block for our bodies, helping to create collagen (which literally holds our bodies together!) and has an incredible antioxidant effect.
High doses of vitamin C has been shown to have an even more amazing result – it can help with cancer treatment. Intravenous vitamin C can help to kill cancer cells – vitamin C reacts with a molecule produced by cancer cells forming hydrogen peroxide, which then damages cancer cells’ DNA and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
Vitamin C IV drips have other benefits too – they can boost energy, have an anti-aging effect and can help to fight viruses and bacteria.
Vitamin D IV Therapy
If you’re feeling rundown, you may well be suffering from a vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, it is produced in the body in response to the skin being exposed to sunlight. It is in very few foods – oily fish, red meat and eggs. This means that if you don’t spend enough time in the sunshine (without sunscreen, and not through a window – they block the important rays) then you’re likely to have a deficiency.
Vitamin D is essential because it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. In fact, a lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities.
Our modern lifestyles mean that many of us are likely to be deficient – a lack of time spent outside and our diets can easily lead to a vitamin deficiency. A vitamin D drip tops up your levels and results in better overall health.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) can be thought of as like the gas in your car – it is the fuel for metabolic reactions in your body. It is required to metabolise carbohydrates, fats and amino acids and keep your body running. It’s incredibly important but can be depleted easily, for example, through exercise, illness or aging.
Boosting your levels of NAD+ through NAD+ drip therapy has many benefits including:
- Anti-aging – NAD+ is vital in creating anti-aging enzymes called sirtuins which ‘switch off’ genes that promote aging. This means younger looking skin and hair.
- Better exercise performance – increasing your NAD+ levels means that it takes longer for your body to tire during exercise, leading to better athletic performance.
- Protecting and repairing DNA – this can help to protect your body against degenerative illness and disease.
- Reducing inflammation – this protects your cells from damage and improves overall health.
NAD+ can be found in certain foods, but an NAD+ IV drip is a sure fire way to boost your levels.
Cocktail IV Therapy
Why enjoy the benefits of just one vitamin when you could enjoy the benefits of many? There are lots of different vitamin cocktails available now, and it’s possible to get them prepared specially to suit your needs.
The most popular IV cocktail, though, is the Myers’ Cocktail, pioneered by John Myers. It includes magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. It is effective against asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, colds, sinusitis, allergies and depression and anxiety.
This is an incredible boost for mind, body and spirit and can leave you feeling invigorated and ready for everything!