health MATTERS: a shot in the arm – B12

Guess I was feeling a bit mentally drained from recent life events.

this is not me
this is not me

On Thursday I was invited to a special beauty event held at a wellness clinic (called a wellness boutique – not really a boutique as we know it) in Yaletown.  I’ll tell you more about the evening later.  An allopathic practitioner administered my very first B12 injection.  I’ve always hated needles but at least it was quick. It was a dosage of 1000 mcg by Hydroxocobalamin form which is the preferred form to use because its effects are long lasting and it does not contain the cyanide component of Cyanocobalamin (which I had no idea about).  This is the required dosage per month which is given intramuscularly. The rationale being that B12 is stored in the liver allowing for potential overdose.  Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin.  There is a very low incidence of B12 toxicity even with large amounts up to 1000mcg daily.

So the very next day which was yesterday, I had energy to spare from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm non-stop.  Of course my day didn’t end at 7:00pm but I got to relax after that.  It began with yoga, then a run, cleaned the house strenuous physical exercise by itself made a pie, planted geraniums, packaged up some skincare products, shopped for groceries and gave the dog his usual 3 walks before putting together some munchies for my visitors.

Why B12?

People have been getting B12 shots regularly.  Here are some of the Benefits:

Helps to boost the immune system and increase energy

Helps with Stress


Digestive disturbances

Treats some kinds of nerve damage

Treats diabetic and peripheral neuropathy

Treats restless or weak and tingling arms & legs, pernicious anemia, allergies, skin problems, fatigue, mental symptoms

Prevents B12 deficiency in vegan vegetarians and persons with absorption difficulties

Improves memory and teaming ability

I know people who have been getting these shots for a long time and swear by them.B122

The IV Wellness Boutique is Vancouver’s first ever wellness boutique specializing in intravenous vitamin therapy – a treatment which delivers high doses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids intravenously.  They’ll hook you up!  

The IV’s approach to health care incorporates IV vitamin therapy with a multitude of health care services including:

Naturopathic Medicine

Registered Acupuncture

Medical Esthetics

Registered Massage Therapy

Address:1060 Homer Street

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s