When it comes to taking vitamins, people do not often think about receiving their vitamins in an injectable form. B12 is an important vitamin for overall health, and it is one of the most common vitamins administered by injection. There are various benefits that result from getting vitamin B12 shots.
Better Uptake of B12
Since B12 is the largest vitamin by size, it can be tricky to get adequate amounts of B12 from the average diet. Due to the fact that most of the B12 people get in their diet comes from animal (not plant) sources, vegetarians and vegans are often not consuming adequate amounts of B12 from their diets. Fortunately, anyone can uptake adequate amounts of B12 directly through frequent B12 shots. Since the B12 does not pass through the digestive system before making it into the bloodstream when injected, this helps to ensure the human body is receiving the full dose.
Missing Intrinsic Factor Proteins
When taking an oral supplement of vitamin B12, the B12 must be helped along in the gut by what is called intrinsic factor proteins. Unfortunately, due to certain complications with digestion, some people do not produce intrinsic factor proteins. This translates to not getting adequate amounts of B12 by oral supplementation.
A major reason why people get vitamin B12 shots is to combat chronic fatigue and low energy. A patient will often feel the energy restorative effects of a vitamin B12 shot in a matter of minutes. In addition, a lot of patients also report feeling better overall by receiving a regular B12 injection at our office.
Nervous System Health
The nerves of the nervous system are coated with a substance called a myelin sheath. This protective layer is formed as a result of getting adequate amounts of B12, and this helps the body to better cope with stress. When the myelin sheath is worn down, this can lead to nerve damage over time. It is, therefore, important to ensure that your body has enough B12 on hand to replenish the myelin sheath that protects the nerves. Receiving a regular B12 shot can help to ensure that the body’s supply of vitamin B12 is sufficient for maintaining this critical protective sheath that keeps the nerves in good working order.
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Vitamin B12 is a critical vitamin that helps people produce energy, feel better and cope with stress. It also aids in the nervous system’s maintenance needs. When the body is deficient in B12, it is common to experience symptoms that range from severe fatigue to a breathless feeling. By receiving regular vitamin B12 shots at YouthFill MD, a person can operate at a higher energy state and will have the ability to tackle the day and feel better while doing it. Schedule a consultation at our office in La Crescenta or Los Angeles to learn more about how B12 shots can benefit you. Contact us today to book your appointment!