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Who Needs Vitamin B12 Injections and Why?

December 3, 2018 by A Younger You

Vitamin B12 injections

Many of our patients face the demands that life requires daily, and we offer health and aesthetic treatments and solutions to help them maintain wellness and quality of life in a timely fashion. Ranging from brain-fog and tiredness to irreversible neurological damage, health problems related to a vitamin B12 deficiency are both avoidable and costly. Vitamin B12 injections can help clients maintain their health in a quick, simple, but advantageous process. For our patients constantly on-the-go or who might want to improve their health and well-being, our B12 injection services are perfectly fitted to fill that need. The popularity of injections has increased more and more as an option to treat a B12 vitamin deficiency. We'll delve into what B12 is and how it is used in the body, what conditions it can address, and how taking vitamin B12 injections can be an asset to improve your overall health.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in the body and is ingested when people eat animal products like fish, chicken, or dairy products. B12 plays an important role in how the brain operates, the function and creation of healthy red blood cells, and the maintenance of the nervous system. The suggested daily dosage of Vitamin B12 for adults is 2.4 micrograms (mcg) and increases for pregnant and breastfeeding women to 2.6 and 2.8mcg, respectively. Although avoidable, it is estimated that approximately 40% of Americans are deficient in the essential nutrient implemented in basic bodily processes such as sleep and cell production.

Who Needs Vitamin B12?

It can be difficult enough to track daily vitamin intake, and certain lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol abuse and conditions like diabetes or thyroid disorders can make maintaining adequate levels of B12 even more challenging. Vitamin B12 can be purchased online or at most stores as a supplement, found in animal product-based foods, or purchased over-the-counter. Because the liver can store years worth of vitamin B12, it would seem uncommon for individuals to have significantly low levels of vitamin B12 in their bodies, yet that is often the case. Vitamin B12 injections are a quick and effective way to get levels back to where they should be. Those who want to experience improvements in their energy levels and well-being are potential prospects for vitamin B12 injections, but they aren't the only ones.

Because B12 is found in certain animal products like beef, fish, and chicken, vegans and vegetarians are more susceptible to a B12 deficiency and often need to take supplements or receive injection services. Certain conditions like Crohn's disease, celiac, Graves', certain cancers, pernicious anemia, certain infections, and lupus also illicit B12 supplementation. Certain prescription medications such as antacids and some drugs for type 2 diabetes can increase the risk for a B12 inadequacy in the body. While pill supplements can sometimes work, individuals with many of these conditions often cannot properly absorb vitamin B12 and may not get enough from oral administration.

Since the injections go directly into the bloodstream, B12 bypasses the gastrointestinal system, so persons in risk groups for a vitamin B12 deficiency with gastrointestinal issues or former surgeries can opt for this option for a quick means of ensuring their body has sufficient stores of vitamin B12 to function optimally.

How Can Vitamin B12 Injections Help Me?

Vitamin B12 helps your body to use fats and carbohydrates to make proteins and is involved in blood, cell, and nerve functions throughout the body. While shots can be self-administered, we recommend going to a professional like the ones at A Younger You to ensure adequate, worry-free delivery. Weakness, constipation, and loss of appetite are some symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency; others include lack of concentration, tiredness, and trouble sleeping. These can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and frustrating to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but they can also take up time and energy to address. In the short-term, they might seem innocuous, but an untreated deficiency can later lead to damage to the nervous system and other body functions, among additional issues.

B12 injections are a quick way to boost immune system functioning and can help ward against diseases and illnesses. They can even help improve bone density, a factor in osteoporosis. Additionally, injections may lead to improved mood, reduced symptoms of depression, and protection against brain atrophy. B12 can also lead to improved mental functions like memory and concentration, better sleep, less stress, and even healthy skin, hair and nails. Unlike oral supplements, because it is injected and not ingested, it goes directly into the system without being diluted or wasted to enhance mental performance, energy levels, and overall quality of life. Our practice offers B12 injections to our on-the-go patients who need to stay on-the-go.

What is Next?

Curious about what taking the next step involves? After an initial meeting with a medical professional, you could look forward to the improved mental, physical, and emotional benefits of B12 injection services. Vitamin B12 injections contain high levels of the vitamin to correct any scarcities in the body, and because it is water-soluble, the body eliminates anything it doesn't need, so toxicity is not a concern. Although the vitamin is essential for the body and is considered safe, it can have interactions with some medications. It's always important to check with a medical professional if you are taking any medications or treatments beforehand to be sure. It is possible to consume vitamin B12 through a variety of means, but the most direct delivery course remains the vitamin B12 injection.

A Younger You is located in Brookfield and Burlington and proudly serves clients in the surrounding areas as well. Here, we are proud to offer our patients vitamin B12 injections in addition to a wide range of expertly applied medical and aesthetic treatments in a pleasant and warm office environment. If you would like to learn about our practice or are ready to schedule a consultation appointment, contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you!

We offer free consultations to our customers in Burlington and Brookfield and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in learning more about the services available to you, visit one of our convenient sites. Our staff is committed to assisting you in realizing your aesthetic vision in an environment that values your time, respects your privacy, and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on another day.

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