15 Sep ADVANTAGES OF B12 INJECTIONS
B12 injections are great and there are many advantages to them. But if you are a vegan or vegetarian they are even more imperative. With the depletion of our nation’s soil due to un-natural agricultural practices (see Round-up, see crop rotation, etc.) B12 is now no longer found in vegetables. Thus, blood work of many vegan and vegetarian patients come up as B12 deficient.
Increases Energy Levels And Concentration
Vitamin B12 plays a vital and essential role in cell metabolism, red blood cell formation, nerve function and much much more. It is an essential vitamin to proper function in the human body. It even effects DNA Production. Your DNA is the molecules within the cell that carry your genetic information. Your DNA can actually mutate based on what you eat and believe it or not your thoughts and emotions! (See epigenetics by Dr. Caroline Leaf)
So how can B12 injections aid in your energy levels and cognitive function? Well as we mentioned, B12 helps the performance of Red Blood Cells. Those red blood cells’ responsibility is to carry oxygen to different parts of the body. A loss in red blood cell production equates to low oxygenation in the blood. Lastly, that end result may have you feeling lethargic and lacking the ability to concentrate.
B12 INJECTIONS IMPROVE METABOLISM AND HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Those who suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency may suffer from anemia. Low B12 also may cause peripheral neuropathy. Those suffering from anemia do not efficiently process fats and proteins. Fats and proteins need to be turned into energy and when this process falters there are a variety of side effects that can occur. This all depends on the persons overall biochemistry. Once protein and fats are not converted to energy properly, individuals may see difficulty in losing weight despite an adequate amount of exercise and a good diet.
DOES VITAMIN B12 BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Well, speaking about the immune system is a bit tricky these days. What is not arguable is that a lack of vitamin B12 takes away from the production of the body’s white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight against infections (like Covid-19) and other disease such as the cold and the flu. If you find yourself getting sick more often or are even experiencing an uptick in allergies, a vitamin b12 injection might be in order!
VITAMIN B12 MAY AID IN STOPPING CERTAIN TYPES OF HAIR LOSS
Now this all depends on the root cause of the hair loss. If the root cause is that there is not a sufficient amount of B12 in the body… In that case, by all means, yes! Vitamin B12 injections can aid in stopping that type of hair loss. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are often missed. This is interesting because all you need is a simple blood test! The problem and mysteriousness with B12 is that the synthetic compound of cyanocobalamin is not easily absorbed by the body. On the other hand, methylcobalamin IS easily absorbed. There are new research findings in MTHFR gene mutations that call for methylized B vitamins. Taking the wrong kind of B12 can lead to a high B12 result in your blood simply because the vitamin is present in the blood but not being absorbed! These are all interesting findings and it is common to see the intake of methylcobalamin solve a plethora of problems for patients. If you have a specific medical condition that is affecting your vitamin B12 absorption, monthly B12 shots may be in order.
ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES TO B12 SHOTS?!
Some of the disadvantages are that the B12 injection itself may or may not sting. What do we mean by that? Well upon insertion of the need the solution itself may have the patient experience a small stinging sensation. It is a small price to pay when compared to the benefits of B12. In addition, although extremely uncommon, A B12 injection can make you feel nauseous for an hour or two after the injection. While synthetic B12 injections are not 100% natural, they are however they are very effective. Especially for patients who need methylized B12 Vitamins as well as vegans and vegetarians as mentioned.
If you have any other questions please call our office serving Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach and Aventura at 786.545.5666! We would love to help get your health back on track! Thanks everyone for reading this blog post about B12 Shots!!!