Is there a way to get non-medical thiamine (B1) injections?
November 18, 2023 2:02 PM   Subscribe

I remember fifteen years ago getting some sort of B vitamin injections at a Curves gym for weight loss, which makes me think they can be provided non medically, and maybe B1 is one of them. Am I right? If so, is that still true? And where can I find them now?

For those who saw my previous question, yes, this is for the person with the severe thiamine deficiency who is reluctant to see actual medical help. Apparently oral thiamine may be unhelpful at their level of deficiency.
posted by corb to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I think what you’re looking for is called ‘IV vitamin therapy.’ It’s a popular wellness treatment: Link

B vitamins seem particularly popular!
posted by meowmeowdream at 2:08 PM on November 18 [2 favorites]

Would this person be willing to see a naturopath? At least where I am, they would be able to do this.
posted by ssg at 2:29 PM on November 18

Beauty/medical spa places will have this.
posted by so fucking future at 5:24 PM on November 18 [1 favorite]

If you continue to want to investigate efficacy of different treatments, a very relevant question to ask is the "bioavailability" of whatever it is that you're investigating.
posted by porpoise at 10:20 PM on November 18

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