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B12 is the “energy vitamin”, it is known for increasing energy and preventing fatigue. B12 is found in two forms; Cyanocobalamin or Methylcobalamin. Benefits of our Vitamin B12 injection included but are not limited to:
• Increase in energy
• Metabolized fat and carbohydrates
• Suppressed appetite
• Stimulated utilization of fat and carbohydrates in the body
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that you must obtain through diet or supplements. It’s responsible for many bodily functions and may benefit your health in various ways, such as by preventing major birth defects, supporting bone health, improving mood and maintaining healthy skin and hair. Getting enough vitamin B12 through your diet is crucial. However, if you struggle to obtain enough or have a condition that affects absorption, supplements are a simple way to increase your B12 intake.
Vitamin B12 has many roles in your body:
• Supports the normal function of your nerve cells
• Prerequisite for red blood cell formation
• Plays a critical role in DNA synthesis.
Vitamin B12 supplements have long been touted as the go-to product for a surge of energy. If you’re significantly deficient in vitamin B12, taking a supplement or increasing your intake will likely improve your energy level.
Aides in support of neurons and cognitive function. May improve memory in those who are deficient.
Low vitamin B12 levels cause a reduction in red blood cell formation and prevent them from developing properly. Healthy red blood cells are small and round, whereas they become larger and typically oval in cases of vitamin B12 deficiency. Due to this larger and irregular shape, the red blood cells are unable to move from the bone marrow into the bloodstream at an appropriate rate, causing megaloblastic anemia. When you’re anemic, your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your vital organs. This can cause symptoms like fatigue and weakness.
High blood levels of the common amino acid homocysteine have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. If you’re significantly deficient in vitamin B12, your homocysteine levels become elevated which can cause a variety of problem. Studies have shown that vitamin B12 helps decrease homocysteine levels, which may reduce your risk of sudden heart failure.
Low vitamin B12 levels can cause various dermatologic symptoms, including hyper-pigmentation, nail discoloration, hair changes, vitiligo (the loss of skin color in patches) and angular stomatitis (inflamed and cracked mouth corners)
An estimated 6% of people in the US and UK aged 60 or older have vitamin B12 deficiency, while about 20% have low to normal or borderline deficient levels.
Those at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency include:
• Older adults
• People with gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease
• Those who have had gastrointestinal surgeries, such as bariatric surgery or bowel resection surgery
• People on a strict vegan diet
• Those who take metformin for blood sugar control
• Those taking proton pump inhibitors for chronic heartburn