by Aymee Wilson, Founder, Wilson Aesthetics
Are you feeling tired every day even after those energy drinks and several cups of coffee?
You may be an ideal candidate for vitamin B12 injections to boost the immune system and get a sold dose of focus and energy. Vitamin B12 injections can help tiredness, heart issues, neurological damage, muscle weakness, mood changes and variations in hormones.
Vitamin B12 is a vital vitamin needed by the body for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
With quick, fast and effective results, these injections are an ideal solution for your tiredness when taken after analysis from your health care provider. Vitamin B12 injections are one of the highly proven ways for the body to absorb the nutrient.
Are people deficient in vitamin B12? Do you need it?
The recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12 is 6 micrograms per day. Deficiency is common, especially in people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. It’s thought that up to 90% of people following these diets have a deficiency. This is because B12 is only found naturally in animal foods.
However, vegans and vegetarians are not the only ones deficient. Even some meat-eaters don’t absorb it very well.
Unlike other vitamins, the absorption of vitamin B12 depends on a protein produced in your stomach called the intrinsic factor. It binds to vitamin B12 so you can absorb it into the blood. People who don’t produce enough intrinsic factors can become deficient.
Deficiency is particularly common in elderly people. Other people at risk of deficiency include those who have had intestinal surgery, including weight loss surgery. Those with diseases that affect the gut, such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, also are at risk.
How often can you take B12 injections?
The frequency of taking vitamin B12 injections will change depending on the cause for opting for injections and tested B12 levels before starting the treatment.
Your vitamin B12 levels can be accurately checked by a simple blood test. It is important for your doctor to know what amounts of vitamin B12 are suitable for your health requirements.