rss
40

Benefit and Technique of Intravenous B12 Administration!

The route of b12 shots is suggested according to the patient symptoms as all the three routes differ in their bioavailability and thus efficacy. For slow and steady continuous release, b-12 shots are given through subcutaneous route whereas intramuscular and intravenous route are used for rapid availability of b12 in the circulation, for rapid relief from symptoms.

B12 shots are recommended for many purposes such as b12 deficiency, as an energy booster and weight loss purposes. The secret behind freshness and never ending energy of most of the celebrities seen on media is b-12 shots. With an increase in the trend of b12 shots, people prefer to self -administer the injection instead of going to the hospital every time. B12 deficiency is very common because of the too rare sources of this essential nutrient. It is one of the eight water soluble vitamins and for b-12 shots it is produced by the fermentation of bacteria and yeast. Naturally occurring sources rich in vitamin b12 are only lambs liver and meat whereas vegetables are very poor in it. There are many routes for b12 administration such as nasal spray for mucosal absorption and subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous b-12 shots.

You can either self -administer b12 shots or someone else such as a nurse or doctor can do it for you. For proper administration of b-12 shots, the technique should be followed carefully. The route of b12 shots is suggested according to the patient symptoms as all the three routes differ in their bioavailability and thus efficacy. For slow and steady continuous release, b-12 shots are given through subcutaneous route whereas intramuscular and intravenous route are used for rapid availability of b12 in the circulation, for rapid relief from symptoms. The most complex of the three routes for b12 shots is the intravenous route. As more care and vigilance is required during the administration of intravenous injection, it is difficult to self-inject b-12 shots through this route as compared to intramuscular and subcutaneous routes. B12 shots can also be administered through IV infusion for which 2.5g of b12 available as hydoxocobalamin is reconstituted with 100 ml of 0.9% sodium chloride solution, lactated ringers solution or 5% dextrose. B-12 shots are given via infusion if intensive therapy is required for extreme deficiency of vitamin b12. It is given at a steady rate of 5g during initial 15 minutes followed by another 5g after hrs.

The pre-requisites for b12 shots are; a syringe, pair of surgical gloves, b12 vial, tourniquet, alcohol swab and a bandage. Take a shower with an anti-septic soap or shower gel before getting b-12 shots, to clear germs from the injection site. Intravenous b12 shots can be given in veins of hands, wrist, arm, legs, feet, groin and neck. Veins of dorsal side of hand and ventral sides of wrist and arm are the most common sites whereas the rest are only used if these cannot be used or approached easily. For example if you want to self –inject b12 shots, then legs and feet are easier to inject in, whereas if someone else is giving the shot then arms and hands can be used easily.

16
Liked it
RSSComments: 40  |  Post a Comment  |  Trackback URL
  1. Excellent

  2. informative share. thanks!

  3. useful and informative.

  4. wow interesting

  5. very informative

  6. thanks for such elaborated article on spine health.

  7. Wow

  8. Good work thank you for sharing.

  9. B12 helps prevent anencephaly in babies. :) i didnt know that the b12 was intravenous.

  10. Thanks again.

  11. well written and informative article thanks for sharing another great piece

  12. Read about vitamin b12 importance in :

    http://healthmad.com/nutrition/vitamin-b-12-the-only-nerve-health-vitamin/

  13. I learn new things from this informative article about b12 shots. Thanks.

  14. Good work. Thank you for share that

  15. brilliantly written thanks

  16. I think injection should be the last alternative since doing it too often will damage our veins.

  17. no no. its not really so. veins arent damaged so easily if proper technique is observed. b12 iv is the best way to get quick relief from deficiency symptoms. Bioavailability of oral tablets is so less that one wouldnt get any symptomatic relief and 2ndly it is well mentioned in this my other article on b12 that prolonged symptoms can cause permanent damage to the nervous system ‘ sub acute combined degeneration of spinal cord and brain’.

    Hope u got my point.

  18. Ouch, it sounds painful, but we go through a lot for good health.

  19. Detailed info. Thank you.

  20. informative share. thanks!

  21. Very good article…

  22. Very informative post.

  23. Once again. You did good job

  24. This is an excellent, informative and great article which gives us an inside view of this process…

  25. By the end of this year, I will have gained alot of medical knowledge just by visiting your triond pages! This was really professionally delivered…heavily loaded with useful medical information! Thanks Dr!

  26. O. That was a lovely comment Gaby. I appreciate your feeling. thanks!

  27. I don’t know how you do it but your articles are very professional and detailed! I had a B-12 shot as a very young woman (maybe 24) and I had never experienced such a calming benefit. I forgot why I got it, I was in very good health. I have often wondered about these shots availability. I seldom here them mentioned anymore. Thanks for sharing such great knowledge! :)

  28. very informative

  29. Thank you very much for this article Doctor. I can not imagine myself doing it IV on myself, my veins are so bad, and even when I do it on a patient I feel slightly scared, though I have been a nurse for years ;) . Maybe I am just stupid. But anyway, thank you for your support too!

  30. Great work!

  31. B12 helps prevent anencephaly in babies. :) i didnt know that the b12 was intravenous.

  32. Very interesting so thanks for sharing.
    Eddy.

  33. well written and thanks for the nice suggestion ,helpful post

  34. Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

    thanks : http://www.triond.com/users/elee

  35. What a truly excellent and in-depth article. Thank you for this. I enjoyed the read.

  36. really informative, thanks

  37. very useful

  38. very interesting post .thanks for share

  39. irresponsible to tout B12 shots as a way to be fresh as a celebutard. as for self-injection, it’s preferable in my mind that the patient gets the shot from the family doctor because that gives the dr the opportunity to monitor the patient for minute changes that could become more serious if left unattended.

  40. thanks for this article share.

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus
-->