Are you tired all the time? No matter what you do, you just can’t get enough energy. The more you sleep, the better you eat, simply isn’t enough. We all tend to blame being tired on a too-busy lifestyle. And much of the time we’re right. But if you feel tired all the time or you’re always asking yourself “why am I so tired?”, don’t ignore this symptom.
There are different types of fatigue, each with a range of explanations behind it and how to prevent it.
Caffeine is No Longer Helping
Drinking tea or coffee, isn’t always the key to feeling alert and spunky all day, it can actually bring you down if you have too much of it. Caffeine is a stimulant that elevates the hormones released from your adrenal gland (noradrenalin) as well as the hormone serotonin from the brain and gut. While this may help you to literally “feel” better, it will also deplete your body’s own natural response to releasing them when needed. Therefore resulting in the perpetual need for caffeine for energy.
Energy Lulls or Crashes
We feel a gap in our energy levels thanks to the way our blood sugar dips and spikes throughout the day. This unusual teetertotter can be made worse by eating sugary foods which cause us to experience a high and then a crash shortly after, leaving us more tired. Eating foods that slow release energy is a way to prevent this, such as healthy fats, fiber and vegetables.
Inability to Concentrate
Find yourself staring at the computer screen, unable to concentrate? Or had someone explain something to you and managed to retain absolutely no information whatsoever? This could be because you aren’t getting enough of certain B vitamins. People who are deficient in B vitamins often suffer with irritability, poor memory and concentration. Supplementing with a B vitamin Shot weekly can help to feed your body the B vitamins it’s lacking, naturally.
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As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am often asked a variety of health questions related to vitamins. The most popular questions are centered around the benefits of the B-Vitamins. Because of the demand in curiosity I decided to group some of the answers to why the B-Vitamins are so beneficial below. I hope they shine some clarity on some of your curiosities as well.
1. Why are there so many different B-Vitamins? B-Vitamins are a group of eight chemically distinct vitamins, each one performing unique functions with specific benefits. They help convert our food into energy and play important roles in different aspects of cell metabolism, helping you stay energized throughout the day. But they are also important in promoting healthy skin and hair, balancing moods and relieving stress, helping mental clarity and focus, supporting cardiovascular health, preventing migraines, and promoting immunity.
2. Are each of the B vitamins equally important? YES! They all function in unique manners throughout the body and each body system, hormone pathway or organ can require a different B-Vitamin to help serve it best. For example, vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine) is beneficial in feeding the hormone pathways of the body for optimum balance. You can find Vitamin B6 in either the B-Vital™ or Mega Shot™.
3. What are the symptoms of B-Vitamin deficiency? Symptoms of a deficiency depend on what type of Vitamin B you lack. The most common deficiency is B12 deficiency, which is actually relatively common. It causes lethargy, fatigue, weakness, anemia, memory loss, and neurological problems and even psychiatric problems. B vitamin deficiencies can cause all sorts of problems however, ranging from headaches, irritability, and confusion to anemia or a compromised immune system, to fatigue. Skin rashes, dry skin, cracks at the corners of the mouth, frequent bruising, and wounds that require a long time to heal can be symptoms. Muscle weakness, a lack of coordination, and numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes may also occur.
4. Can B-Vitamins only be given in a Shot? As a matter of fact, B-vitamins can also be given in higher concentrations in an intavenous form or IV Infusion. IVs are a great option for those looking to receive high quantities of more than one vitamin, such as Vitamin C, electrolytes, and minerals.
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If you find yourself suffering from constant stomach issues such as Leaky Gut, Irritable Bowel, or IBS, then you may be suffering from a simple vitamin deficiency.
Various studies have shown that high levels of vitamin D3 help heal the gut issues. You see, the lining of our gut is only one cell thick. These cells are all locked in what is known as tight barrier junctions. Once that gut wall is penetrated (by lectins in our food, inflammatory food allergens such as gluten, or more than a couple of glasses of wine or liquor) the cell walls become inflamed and allow for the food to penetrate into the blood as opposed to being absorbed by the GI. It is the job of gut stem cells to rapidly grow and seal the gaps that form, but these stem cells need vitamin D to grow.
Interestingly enough, when the stomach or intestines are compromised, you are unable to absorb the proper nutrients your body needs to survive. These nutrients include, water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin B, antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D. There in itself, is a never ending cause and effect constantly spinning towards the direction of disease.
How can you Heal your Gut?
While sunlight exposure is a great idea, realistically, if it’s snowing or raining where you live, it’s not going to happen. No one is going to sunbathe everyday. Plus, for half the year, the sun is too low in the sky. Even in Southern California, a large percentage of people are vitamin D deficient. In sunny California! Why? Largely because our use of sunscreens has caused undue damage to our collective health, including plummeting our levels of vitamin D.
While supplementing vitamin D orally can help, in generally does not seem to be enough when it comes to healing the body. The oral administration of vitamins is more of a burden, than a help when gut absorption is hindered.
So what can you do? When treating any gut issue, receiving weekly vitamin D shots while temporarily receiving intravenous administration of vitamins and antioxidants would be your best course of action. The nutrients received from an IV or intramuscular injection are absorbed one hundred percent and immediately allowing your body the opportunity to heal quickly.
If you find yourself suffering from any GI related issues, contact us here, to schedule your appointment for an IV or stop by the Vitamin Shot Bar to receive your Vitamin D (aka Sunshine Shot) today.
I’m often asked a variety of questions, that I’ve grouped the answers to why the B-Vitamins are so great. I hope these help to quell your B-Vitamin curiosities ?
1. Why are there so many different B-Vitamins?
B-Vitamins are a group of eight chemically distinct vitamins, each one performing unique functions with specific benefits. They help convert our food into energy and play important roles in different aspects of cell metabolism, helping you stay energized throughout the day. But they are also important in promoting healthy skin and hair, balancing moods and relieving stress, helping mental clarity and focus, supporting cardiovascular health, preventing migraines, and promoting immunity.
2. Are each of the B vitamins equally important?
YES! They all function in unique manners throughout the body.
3. What are the symptoms of B-Vitamin deficiency?
Symptoms of a deficiency depend on what type of Vitamin B you lack. The most common deficiency is B12 deficiency, which is actually relatively common. It causes lethargy, fatigue, weakness, anemia, memory loss, and neurological problems and even psychiatric problems.
But B vitamin deficiencies can cause all sorts of problems ranging from headaches, irritability, and confusion to anemia or a compromised immune system, to fatigue. Skin rashes, dry skin, cracks at the corners of the mouth, frequent bruising, and wounds that require a long time to heal can be symptoms. Muscle weakness, a lack of coordination, and numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes may also occur.
4. What are some food options when consuming B-Vitamins?
B vitamins are particularly concentrated in meat such as turkey, tuna, and liver. But other good plant sources for B vitamins include legumes, whole grains, potatoes, bananas, chili peppers, nutritional and brewer’s yeast, tempeh, and molasses.
Probably one of the most important things you can do food-wise to get B’s from your diet is to eat fermented foods. Gut bacteria synthesize and supply some of the B vitamins, so if you are not eating fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, or kefir, take a good probiotic daily.
Since Vitamin B12 is found primarily in meat and dairy products, strict vegetarians and vegans in particular are at risk for a deficiency. Vitamin B9 (Folate) can be found in many foods, from meats to grains to citrus fruits. Vitamin B6 can be found in fish, poultry, liver, potatoes, and non-citrus fruit.
5. What does Methylation have to do with B-vitamins?
Methylation is a process that your cells perform billions of times each second. Without proper methylation, your body will not be able to respond properly to stress—either to physical stressors, such as toxins and challenging foods or to psychological stressors, such as life challenges and pressures. As a result, you’ll be more vulnerable to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune conditions, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological problems. Improper methylation also makes you more vulnerable to the decline in function that we usually associate with aging.
It is believed that about half of us have some type of genetic mutation that makes it difficult to methylate, so look for B vitamins with methylated forms of B12 and folic acid or look for natural folate for maximum benefit. You can get genetic testing (the MTHFR gene test) to find out whether you have one of these defective genes.
6. Is getting a Vitamin B IV drip—something that’s become so popular these days—the best way to get Vitamin B?
A typical “Meyer’s Cocktail,” which is a common intravenous shot of vitamins, contains a B complex mix. Make sure you are getting methylated B12 and folic acid in IV. They have become quite popular now, but I tend to use it for my patients who are tired, are coming down with a “cold” or “flu,” or who just need a boost.
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Why is Vitamin B12 and other B-vitamins so Important? Here are just a few but important reasons as to the many benefits of Vitamin B12 and B-vitamins in general.
1.All B vitamins convert food into energy for the body, as well as help the body use fats and proteins. Therefore, it’s great for healthy weight loss, energy, and mental clarity.
2. Vitamin B12 found in food sources is bound to protein, where stomach acid releases the vitamin during digestion. Once the vitamin is released, it combines with Intrinsic Factor and is then absorbed into the blood for use in the body’s many vital processes.
3. SHOTS of Vitamin B12 do not need to be absorbed by the GI and are ready to use immediately, which is why they are recommended for those with stomach problems, who have difficulty separating the vitamin from food.
4. Since Vitamin B12 is found in animal products, those that do not eat any animal products like dairy, cheese, or eggs are at risk for deficiency. Vegans & Vegetarians MUST supplement their diet for this reason. Getting a B12 SHOT is IMPERATIVE.
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Vitamin B is not just one vitamin, but a number of different B-Vitamins that are known as a Complex of them. They include B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12. Depending upon the type of B-complex received (capsule or shot form) it may include some or all of the previously mentioned shots.
B-vitamins are one of the most powerful water-soluble vitamins for your body. They help to give you energy by working through your central nervous system. You can think of it this way, “The Bs are Best for my Brain”.
B-vitamins are vital for mental clarity, focus and attention. Remember the last time you were exhausted? What was the first sensation that left you? You probably couldn’t recall events, your mind was elsewhere or you were experiencing brain fog. You may not have gotten enough sleep and thus causing a normal stressful event on your body, depleting your body even more so of the necessary B-Vitamins to help it function optimally.
If you want laser sharp focus, great energy and stamina in your life, then supplementing with Vitamin B Shots can help you dramatically! Shots are better than oral capsules or tablets because they bypass your gut and are absorbed immediately into your blood for optimum absorption.
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