July 14, 2021
As you stand in line at the grocery store, you like to peruse through the health magazines. They give you plenty of ideas for how you can be healthier, but one thing you’ve seen highlighted a lot lately is vitamin B12, particularly injections. What is all the hype about? Is it really something you should consider? Read on to learn more about this injection and how it can help you feel and function at your best.
How Your Body Uses Vitamin B12
Before determining if you need more vitamin B12, it is helpful to know what it is and why your body needs it. Well, it is required for your body in red blood formation and DNA synthesis. Other research also connects it to neurological function. As a result, this nutrient is especially important for pregnant women as it helps in the baby’s development.
Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
If you do not get enough vitamin B12 or do not absorb it well, you may have these symptoms:
- Imbalance or changes in the way you walk
- Nerve damage (which feels like pin and needles)
- Shortness of breath
Some people who have the following are also at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency:
- Vegan or vegetarian diet.
- Weight loss surgery
- Heavy drinking
- Crohn’s disease
- Immune disorders
- Celiac disease
Natural Sources of Vitamin B12
For many people, eating a well-balanced diet is enough to provide their bodies with vitamin B12. Foods like dairy products, eggs, fish, and poultry contain this vitamin. Even some breakfast cereals and grains have vitamin B12 added to them and may be a good source. However, if you are vegan or vegetarian and do not eat animal products, you may struggle with getting your daily amount. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 15 percent of people do not get enough vitamin B12 from their diet alone.
Why You Should Consider Vitamin B12 Injections
Although you should attempt to get your daily fill of vitamin B12 through your diet, sometimes it’s just not feasible. For example, some people simply do not naturally absorb this nutrient very well. In this case, the B12 injection is ideal because it delivers the nutrient directly to the tissue and is absorbed completely. Other people, such as pregnant women or those who choose a vegan lifestyle, may especially benefit from vitamin B12 injections. In fact, these injections may increase your energy levels, improve your mood and concentration, and even speed up your metabolism.
In the end, vitamin B12 injections may not be right or even necessary for everyone, but they are safe for most people. These supplements can help you have a happier, healthier lifestyle and can make a huge difference. This is one trend from that health magazine you can trust.
About the Practice
Richardson Pain & Wellness is concerned with your overall well-being. In addition to pain management and medical weight loss services, we offer hormone therapy, which includes the use of vitamin B12. Your treatment is completely customized to your needs, and we discover the cause behind your symptoms before we try treatments so that we correct the actual problem. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, you can contact Richardson Pain & Wellness through our website or by calling 972-907-1125.
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