Do You Really Need Serotonin Injections?

By Hydration Room November 4, 2022
Do You Really Need Serotonin Injections?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that acts as a hormone. It does a lot inside your body, including modulating mood and cognition. So if you don’t have enough serotonin, you may experience a lower quality of life. If you often feel down, or feel irritable for no reason, it may be because your body is not producing the right amount of serotonin.

But you don’t have to have a prescription serotonin shot to boost your mood or increase serotonin production. An alternative to a serotonin injection is a dose of vitamin B6 inserted intravenously, which we call a “happy shot” at the Hydration Room.

How is a Happy Shot Different from a Serotonin Shot?

A happy shot doesn’t actually inject your body with serotonin. Rather, it makes the most of your natural endorphins that are already present. While most people have heard of dopamine and serotonin, our body has other neurotransmitters that help with happiness, like oxytocin, endorphins, and GABA. A happy shot increases the level of these happy neurotransmitters to help you feel better.

How Can a Happy Shot Help Me Feel Better?

The extra vitamin B12 helps your body produce and utilize currently existing happy transmitters. This is not a straight injection of serotonin (so it’s not a serotonin shot), but it encourages your serotonin and dopamine production, which puts you in a better mood.

A happy shot makes you feel better by:

  • Kickstarting endorphin production: this can help you feel better after a stressful day or event.
  • Alleviating stress and anxiety: if you find yourself in high-stakes situations a lot for work, then a happy shot can remedy the negative feelings that accompany stress.
  • Mood stabilization: sometimes bad things just happen, and no one can control that, but positive neurotransmitter production can alleviate mood swings, and help negative emotions feel less intense.
  • Fight insomnia: if you stay up late tossing and turning every night, it can take a huge toll on your mental health. Lack of sleep slows endorphin production. Our happy shot helps stabilize endorphin production so you can fall back into your natural sleep pattern.

Do I Need a Prescription For a Happy Shot?

Unlike a serotonin shot, or other medication to treat anxiety and depression, you don’t need a prescription to get a happy shot. It’s a great way to try to improve your health and wellness. However, if you’re seriously struggling, it’s better to make an appointment with your doctor so they can get you the help you need.

Is a Happy Shot an IV?

While many of the treatments at the Hydration Room are given through an IV, our happy shot works a little differently. A happy shot is given through intramuscular injection. This technique uses a needle to insert necessary vitamins deep into your muscle. This allows them to be absorbed by your bloodstream quickly, allowing your body to use the ingredients right away.

In fact, this is how most shots are given. If you’ve recently gone to the doctor for your flu shot, this was given to you through intramuscular injection. Almost all vaccines are delivered this way as well. This treatment is much quicker than an IV. One small shot takes a few seconds, and then you’re done!

Schedule Your Happy Shot at Hydration Room Today

While you need to talk to your doctor to receive a serotonin shot, there’s no need to wait to try a happy shot at Hydration Room today. Book an appointment at one of our convenient locations across California, so we can give your body a boost of vitamin B12 to brighten your mood.

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