Feeling fatigued and stressed out all the time even though you’re eating healthy? You may be B12 deficient. Vegetarians are especially at risk for B12 deficiency because the most easily processed forms of B12 are available only in animal products. A simple blood test can give us information about whether you could benefit from B injections. Injections are done in the upper arm or in the hip.
Women with anemia of pregnancy who are not getting relief from oral iron may benefit from iron injections. A mixture of B12, B complex and iron gluconate is given as a series of four shots to boost energy and increase hematocrit and hemoglobin. Women concerned that their iron levels are too low for a home birth often benefit from a series of four weekly shots.
Named after Dr. John Myers and popularized by Dr. Alan Gaby, Myers’ cocktails have been used for a variety of health conditions including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, and prevention of the flu. These cocktails consist of a variety of vitamins and minerals mixed in an IV bag and run directly into an arm or elbow vein.
Nauseous during the first trimester of pregnancy and getting dehydrated from too much vomiting? Come in for a bag of electrolytes given through an IV, bypassing your sensitive digestive system. Relax and read a magazine while your dehydration headache melts away and your energy returns.