Health: Vitamins & Supplements
Burn Out: Beat it with a stress-busting B12 IV infusion pronto
Health: Vitamins & Supplements
25 Sep 2019
Despite all its conveniences, we all know modern-day living can be hard. Still, if you’re working, studying or having to take care of a family, you can’t exactly take a break when the going gets too tough. This is why you must always look after your immune system and get the nutrition you need to beat burn out. In this case, prevention will always be better than cure. However, despite your best efforts, there may still be times where you crash. Fortunately, you don’t have to burn out. Especially thanks to the effectiveness of intravenous (IV) treatments specially formulated to help you manage stress.
Burn out, why vitamin B is NB?
Consuming enough vitamins from the B group (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12) are essential for a healthy nervous system. Also, many of the B-group vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, play an important role in the way your body produces energy. If you’re not getting enough of them, you’re going to be bone-tired. Fatigue that makes it harder to fight off the symptoms of stress. Even worse, you’re going to struggle to power through your to-do list. Sometimes you may simply feel like you’re not able to cope. This, in turn, is going to increase your sense of anxiety.
Stress aside, numerous studies have linked low vitamin B12. A paper published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found strong evidence that a decrease in vitamin B12 correlated to an increase of depression.
Time for a turbo boost
Of all the B vitamins, B12 is the one that most people tend to not get enough of. There are many reasons for this. For one, it occurs naturally in animal products like meat and eggs. So, anyone on a plant-based diet and not taking a supplement are at risk. Certain health conditions such as pernicious anaemia, Grave’s disease and lupus also make it difficult for your body to utilise vitamin B12 and then there’s the gastric issue. Any condition that affects your digestive system, be it IBS, dysbiosis (an overgrowth of bad bacteria) or a parasite can result in a vitamin B12 deficit that leaves you more vulnerable to stress and less able to cope with its effects.
To ensure you get a proper dose of stress-beating nutrition, including vitamin B12, consider IV infusion therapy. It’s a great way to get exactly what you need as it bypasses your digestive system and gets delivered directly to your cells.
Burn out, choosing the right option
Many clinics in South Africa offer IV infusion treatments but you need to choose your caregiver wisely. The treatment should always be made in a sterile, registered lab and performed by a registered nurse or doctor. You also want your clinic to have emergency equipment on-site and ensure that sterile protocols are adhered to at all times. You also shouldn’t expect to just arrive and get hooked up to a drip. Ideally, you want to consult with a doctor to help you figure out which type of IV-infusion would benefit you the most; get blood tests to find out what you’re lacking and ensure that you’re a good candidate for the therapy.
If you do end up being treated via an infusion cocktail specially formulated for stress management, know that just one probably won’t be enough. You’ll likely require several to fully benefit, but after you start seeing and feeling the results, you’ll keep coming back for more. After all, good health is our most precious asset.