VITAMIN B12

We offer high grade Vitamin  B12 Injections that provide nutritional support for people who feel fatigued, run down, have joint pain, or just need a boost to the immune system.

 

VITAMIN B-12 INJECTIONS
Are you feeling tired, not recovering the way you used to or just don’t have the energy to do all you want to do?  Consider an energy boosting nutrient called Vitamin B-12, also known as cobalamin. It wasn’t too long ago that Vitamin B-12 injections could be recommended by a doctor only for serious B12 deficiencies.  With recent studies, however, showing that nearly 40% of the population has very low levels of vitamin B-12, B-12 injections have become increasingly popular as an efficient way to supplement one’s diet.  

Vitamin B-12 has long been known for its health benefits.  It is a water soluble vitamin that is found in highest levels in meat, fish, milk and fortified processed foods.  Due to the low absorption rates through the stomach – unless you plan on eating a bunch of liver, fish or milk each day –  you won’t be able to get the same level of B-12 in your bloodstream that an injection could. Vitamin B-12 injections work because the injected B-12 bypasses the intestines (where absorption rates are low) and goes directly into the bloodstream via the muscles (this is an intramuscular shot – NOT an intravenous one).

Additionally, people who are vegetarian/vegan most likely do not get an adequate amount if they are not eating animal products.  Even those consuming nutritional yeast do not give their bodies enough B-12.  The problem with recommending patients to consume more of these B-12 containing foods is that these animal proteins and processed foods, with the exception of fish, are the ones that we want to decrease since they lead to increased inflammation, increased cholesterol and worsening of asthma and allergies.

List of Some Benefits of Vitamin B-12 Injections:

Recent research has shown that higher levels of Vitamin B-12 protect against brain changes that happen with aging.  People with higher B-12 levels, even those without actual deficiency showed less age related decline like dementia and alzheimer’s disease.

  • B-12 is involved in the process that converts food into energy, this is why it gives people an energy boost.  Without it, the food we eat is not able to be processed as efficiently for energy production leading to fatigue and even weight gain.  Therefore, B-12 injections for weight loss have become increasingly popular because it’s an easy way to boost your metabolisms…and it’s the one vitamin that everybody thinks they’re getting enough of but they aren’t.
  • Vitamin B-12 is essential for the development and maintenance of red blood cells, and contributes towards healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems. It basically works by enabling your red blood cells to carry oxygen more efficiently.  A well oxygenated cell is also a healthy one and that won’t tire quickly.  As a result you’ll see improved cognitive ability, more energy and even healthier skin.  B12 also has an important role in forming new red blood cells and can deficiency can cause an anemia. Anemia can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and weakness.
  • B-12 protects against heart disease by reducing homocystine levels. Elevated levels of homocysteine increase cardiovascular risk by increasing atherosclerosis and hardened arteries.  B-12 is a very important part of the covering of our nervous system, the myelin sheath.  Having coverings helps our neurological system to work better which improves mood, memory, reaction time and just makes us feel better!