Vitamin B1 is an essential nutrient meaning that we cannot synthesize it, but require it to complete numerous processes in the body. (Read more about Vitamin B1 and the 7 other B vitamins from the University of Maryland here.) Vitamin B1 deficiency leads to diseases including polyneuritis, Korsakoff's Syndrome, Beriberi (wet and dry) and optic neuropathy. Needless to say, B1 is vital for us to feel our best. Even small deficiencies in Vitamin B1 lead to fatigue, irritability and lack of focus. Basically all the symptoms we do not want to live a happy and healthy life. Since a happy, healthy and energetic life is our goal, Hydrelief uses Vitamin B1 thiamine in addition to other B vitamins to optimize intracellular functions to get you feeling your best. This works when you're hungover or if you just want a boost for a big week. What we are trying to tell you is that Hydrelief has an IV vitamin therapy package to fit your needs and our friend Vitamin B thiamine is a key component.
Bonus Vitamin Fact: Vitamin B1 Thiamine is the reason that our Professional, Pick-Me-Up and Power Infusions have a yellow color to them.
You've heard of vitamin B12 before, but why is it so important and why do we use it in conjunction with our IV vitamin therapy package to make our patients feel better?
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin that has numerous roles throughout our body. (You can read more about Vitamin B12 from the National Library of Medicine here.) It plays a role in the production of energy at a cellular level. It is also vital for DNA synthesis and helps with muscle development. What makes B12 so crucial however, is that no animal (including humans) can produce it. We must get all of our vitamin B12 from our diet and let's be honest, most of our diets aren't based around raw fruits and vegetables. Luckily there are things you can do to help makeup for some of those dietary shortcomings.
Hydrelief offers vitamin B12 shots as part of our approach to improving the lack of energy that a significant number of people feel every day. It's why we consume 146 billion cups of coffee as a nation every year. It's also why we gobble down Red Bulls and 5 Hour Energies as well. Vitamin B12 shots are a great way to deliver that energy without needing to drink all of the coffee and Red Bull.
When you get a vitamin B12 shot, the difference is noticeable and felt nearly immediately. You don't feel "jittery" or "wired" like you might if you have had too much caffeine. Another benefit of a vitamin B12 shot is that there isn't a "crash" associated with it either. The way we like to describe it to people is that you will feel focused and energized for 3-5 days with the benefit of being able to sleep (won't keep you up at night) and no crash as your body metabolizes the vitamin.
Hydrelief provides vitamin B12 shots to our patients for $20. They can be purchased a la carte or can be added to any IV vitamin therapy package that doesn't already include it. We also love to do corporate visits to get entire offices boosted as well as provide IV drips to individuals. The biggest difference between us and our competitors (other than our low price) is that we are entirely mobile and we will come directly to you. We think any kind of treatment is better when it comes to you.