We are sure you have heard about all the buzz when it comes to Vitamin B12 shots! People who are deficient in vitamin B12 are often prescribed B12 shots. So, if you have ever wondered what it does for your body, what it means to be B12 deficient, or if a B12 shot or injection is safe, read on:
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis.
Where does Vitamin B12 come from?
The amount of vitamin B12 your body receives depends primarily on your diet. Some people can get enough in foods they eat such as dairy products, eggs, fish, red meat, and poultry. However, the ability to actually absorb the vitamin is equally as important as diet. Because of various health conditions that develop with age, the body may be incapable of processing B12 that is ingested orally.
Who is at risk of being B12 deficient?
Vegetarians and vegans tend to be low in B12 because they do not consume the aforementioned meat and dairy products. Other at risk groups are people who have had any type of gastrointestinal surgery or weight loss surgery because reduced stomach volume means less absorption. Various other conditions such as anemia, celiacs disease, and other auto-immune conditions can also cause B12 deficiency.
Do I need B12 shots?
The beauty of injectable B12 is that it is an extremely safe, water soluble vitamin that poses virtually no risks. This means the body will keep what it needs, and naturally discard the rest. The best way to find out if you need a B12 shot is to get one! If positive results such as more energy, improved concentration, increased metabolism (weight loss), and better mood and sleep are experienced, then it is likely you were low in B12.
Why are vitamin B12 shots so effective?
Because B12 shots are so safe, most rely on their body to tell them when they need another. This can range anywhere from a week, to a month, depending on the person; but it’s always a good idea to have your B12 levels checked after a few treatments.
Does the Infuze Wellness Center offer Vitamin B12 shots?
Yes! We offer B12 shots in our clinic or Vitamin B12 can easily and effectively be delivered in an IV infusion as well. Concierge services are available 24/7 to bring this amazing product directly to your door!
Do you have any additional questions regarding vitamin B12 shot injections? Give us a call! The skilled nurses at Infuze Wellness Center will be happy to answer any additional questions.