Do You Need a Happy Shot?
IVs are normally associated with medical emergencies but did you know they can be used for preventative health care too?
The truth is that you don’t need to be experiencing a serious medical condition to benefit from vitamin IV therapy or even vitamin injections. You may be simply battling a migraine, cold, or hangover. Or, you may be a chronic pain patient searching from some lasting relief.
Luckily, it no longer takes a trip to the emergency room. The Hydration Room offers many forms of vitamin injections and vitamin iv therapy for numerous conditions.
We’ve named one of those conditions the “happy shot” because of its ability to utilize increased dopamine and serotonin to leave you feeling refreshed, brighter, and ready to face the day.
The vitamin injection helps you generate more “happy” neurotransmitters. These aren’t limited to only dopamine and serotonin, though they are probably the most well known.
The neurotransmitters responsible for our happiness also include things such as oxytocin, endorphins, and GABA (also known as the anti-anxiety molecule). These all play a different role in making us calmer and happier– both physically and mentally.
Let’s delve a little into the most well-known happy neurotransmitters: serotonin and dopamine.
The Benefits of Serotonin
Serotonin is popularly known as the chemical partially responsible for our happiness. Have you ever heard of SSRIs, otherwise known as Serotonin-Specific Reuptake Inhibitors?
They’re meant to ensure naturally-occurring serotonin sticks around for a longer period of time. Some anti-depressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, and Prozac work to do just that. This is thought to produce a mood-stabilizing effect in those experiencing depression.
You don’t need to be clinically depressed to benefit from vitamin injections. After all, serotonin is our body’s way of stabilizing our mood naturally. Plus, in addition to helping us digest our food and helping us sleep, it also helps us control our anxiety.
This is why those that are serotonin deficient are found to suffer from things such as depression, insomnia, and anxiety.
There are both natural and chemical methods of increasing the amount of serotonin that occurs within us. It can be affected by our diet, exercise, SSRIs, meditation, and vitamin injections and IV therapies.
The Benefits of Dopamine
Dopamine is probably the other most well-known happy neurotransmitter.
This motivating chemical is responsible for compelling us to achieve our goals as well as for the satisfactory pleasure we feel after we complete a task. How powerful is dopamine?
Research on rats with low levels of dopamine were shown to be naturally dissuaded from pursuing opportunities to enjoy twice as much food. They chose the easier option that netted them less food instead.
In a different context, it is believed that extraversion is linked to increased dopamine while introversion is associated with lower levels of dopamine. This means that those individuals that feel less inhibited while communicating and socializing might just be experiencing higher levels of dopamine.
Intentionally setting and completing even minor goals– followed by celebration, of course– is a healthy way of basking in the glow of dopamine. Vitamin injections are another way.
The happy shot offered at The Hydration Room helps to increase dopamine and serotonin as well as other neurotransmitters associated with happiness and well-being. If you’ve been searching for a way to put a natural perk in your step, find a location near you to book the happy shot today!