B12 Vitamin Shots
If you’ve recently started a more restricted diet plan but you’re concerned that you may not be getting all of the nutrients you need, a B12 shot from the experts at Vitality Wellness Center could be what you need. Call to schedule an appointment or contact us online.
Vitamin B12 injections are traditionally popular with athletes for its energy boosting effects and people with low B12 intake such as Vegans.
Vitamin B12 converts carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue and lethargy. Vitamin B12 is also used for various health and wellness applications like boosting red blood cell production and helping to regulate sleep, mood, and appetite cycles.
Experience natural energy lasting for days from a Vitamin B12 shot as opposed to short energy bursts with stimulants like caffeine.
What is vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin your body needs for red blood cell production as well as the healthy functioning of your brain and nervous system. Your body doesn’t naturally produce B12, so eating animal-based foods or supplements is the only way to get the B12 you need.
What foods contain vitamin B12?
Animal-based foods naturally contain B12 and provide plenty of the vitamin to suit most needs. Meat, fish, and poultry, as well as dairy products and eggs all contain B12. Other foods may be fortified with B12, such as grains, cereals, and soy products; these are a good option if you’re a vegetarian or vegan.
What happens if I don’t get enough B12?
Over time, if you don’t get enough B12, you may develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms of a B12 deficiency include:
- Weakness or lightheadedness
- Heart palpitations
- Nerve problems, such as numbness or muscle weakness
- Vision loss
- Depression, memory loss, and other mental issues
How do I know if I need a B12 shot?
Most people get enough vitamin B12 through animal-based foods or supplements. However, you might need a B12 shot if you:
- Are a vegan or vegetarian
- Consume alcohol regularly
- Have had an operation that removed part of your stomach
- Have a condition that makes it difficult to absorb B12, such as pernicious anemia
- Have an immune system disorder, such as lupus
Since your body has a difficult time absorbing B12 as you age, Vitality Wellness Center providers often recommend older individuals get B12 shots instead of supplements.
What are the benefits of B12 shots?
Besides promoting brain and nervous system health, B12 provides numerous benefits, including:
- An increase in energy
- Improved endurance
- Reduced sensitivity to allergies
- Stabilization of conditions that affect your moods, such as depression or anxiety
B12 shots have also been shown to relieve symptoms associated with PMS.
If you’re pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, discuss this with your Vitality Wellness Center provider before taking a B12 supplement.
If you need to add B12 to your diet or you’re concerned you may have a B12 deficiency, call Vitality Wellness Center to make an appointment.
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101 Glenleigh Court Knoxville, TN 37934
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