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Vitamin B IV Therapy: Things You Need to Know

Jenna Hilton
June 9, 2022

Food is our primary source of essential nutrients. However, today’s unhealthy eating habits and other lifestyle and medical factors cause people to suffer from vitamin deficiencies – especially vitamins from the B complex.

The usual way of replenishing the body with nutrients is through oral supplementation. However, to ensure complete vitamin absorption, many medical professionals recommend IV therapy.

This article explains what vitamin B IV therapy is and how it increases the effectiveness of vitamins.

Vitamin B IV therapy increases the effectiveness of vitamins

What Is Vitamin B IV Therapy?

Vitamin B IV therapy is a medical procedure where a patient receives fluids and essential B vitamins through a catheter injected into a vein. The administered vitamins go to where they are needed, quickly restoring optimal bodily function.

With IV therapy, essential nutrients enter the bloodstream directly, bypassing the digestive tract and ensuring the treatment’s effectiveness. In contrast, when we take vitamins orally, they are first metabolized in the gut. Because of this, only reduced amounts reach our body cells.

B Vitamins Included in IV Therapy

The eight vitamins that make up the B complex are:

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) – Maintains healthy heart, brain, and immune functions and aids in energy production.
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Breaks down food and aids in energy production, helps build red blood cells, and maintains healthy skin and brain function.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Supports healthy skin, nerves, and digestion and helps produce energy.
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Breaks down food and aids in energy production, helps build blood cells, maintains the brain and nervous system, and promotes healthy skin and hair.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Aids in the production of red blood cells and maintains a healthy digestive system.
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin) – Supports healthy hair, nails, and normal nerve function.
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) – Plays a significant role in DNA production and helps prevent brain and spine defects in fetuses.
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) – Assists in the production of red blood cells and DNA, and has a significant role in the development of brain and nerve cells.

IV therapy providers create their own combination of vitamins from the B complex to best meet their patient’s specific health needs.

Vitamin B Complex IV Drip Benefits

IV therapy balances B vitamins and may help:

  • Increase energy
  • Improve the mood
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve cognitive function
  • Repair DNA
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce anemia
  • Increase appetite
  • Build muscle tone
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Improve skin tone

B vitamins are water-soluble and difficult to store. We need to replenish them regularly to maintain optimal bodily functions.

Vitamin B Complex IV Side Effects

Intravenous delivery of B vitamins can pose the same risk as other procedures that involve needles. Mild risks include inflammation and bruising at the injection site.

Rare but severe complications include:

  • Infection of the vein (phlebitis)
  • Tissue damage (necrosis)
  • Blood clotting due to a broken blood vessel (hematoma)
  • Air embolism (large volume of air in the patient’s vein)

If your medical provider gives you an excessively high dose of B vitamins, you can experience:

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Rashes
  • Liver damage
  • Diarrhea

Vitamin B IV Therapy Cost

The cost of vitamin B IV therapy depends on your medical provider’s experience and the clinic’s location.

Medical professionals at Vibrant Vitality Clinic’s offer a mix of B vitamins in their signature IV therapy at $179.

Conclusion

Vitamins from the B complex play a critical role in our health. Their deficiency can cause a range of issues, from fatigue and anemia to nerve damage and heart disease. Learn more about how can Vitamin B also be used in weight loss treatments in our article.

If you experience signs of deficiency, schedule a revitalizing vitamin B IV therapy session with our Vibrant Vitality Clinic team.

Jenna Hilton
Jenna Hilton has been a practicing PA since 2009, specializing in Family, Internal Medicine and Medical Aesthetics. She attended Arizona State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree and graduated magna cum laude. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University.

Jenna has been injecting neurotoxin and dermal filler since 2013. She received certification as a Master Injector in 2017 through Empire Medical in Los Angeles, California. She is currently working on a Fellowship Program in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Her special interests include use of PLLA, Ablative/Non ablative skin resurfacing, PDO threads, hormone therapy and nutritional therapies to improve cellular regeneration and medically supervised weight loss.

Jenna Hilton believes in a multi-factorial approach, considering internal factors that accelerate aging and disease development. She always enjoys teaching. She co-founded Vibrant EDU courses at Vibrant Skin Bar and regularly performs one-on-one training with fellow injectors. She teaches Aesthetic and Advanced Injectable Courses at National Laser Institute. She has been named Preceptor of the Year and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Midwestern University. She was born in Iowa, and lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, AZ.

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