What are the benefits?
Vitamin B12 plays a number of vital roles, one of which is to create your red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout your body. Your body replenishes red blood cells every 4 months, but with inadequate B12 levels that is not possible.
The benefits you may notice from B12 injections are numerous such as improvements in fatigue, weakness, constipation, weight loss, loss of appetite, nerve problems, mental clarity, improved sleep, and prevention of anemia. Additionally, depression, confusion, and balance problems can also result from a B12 deficiency.
The good news is that B12 acts quickly. If your symptoms are due to a deficiency you should start to feel better within a few days.
What is it?
Vitamin B-12 shots are injections containing high levels of hydroxycobalamin the best type of B12 to use because it is detoxifying and long lasting. It is important to find out what type of B12 is used because the alternative, cyanocobalamin has potential side effects. It contains cyanide and can cause unwanted side effects. B12 injections act quickly and can quickly boost B-12 levels if you are deficient.
Who needs this?
If you have low vitamin B12 levels, you can benefit from the direct route of an injection that bypasses the digestive tract. Your stomach breaks down oral supplements, and this can prevent adequate amounts of vitamin B12 to be absorbed into your system.
If you are over the age of 50, the enzymes you need to metabolize and absorb vitamin B12 decrease, making injections an ideal way to achieve optimal levels.
Malabsorption issues can occur in all ages, so if you are young but suffer from digestive issues, you can have compromised absorption of this very important nutrient.
Additionally, those who smoke, abuse alcohol, have been diagnosed with diabetes, or stick to a vegetarian or vegan diet can all be at an increased risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency
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