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All about B12 Injections

Symptoms of B12 deficiency

1. Fatigue

2. Pale or yellow skin

3. Headaches

4. Depressive symptoms

5. Gastrointestinal issues

6. Difficulty concentrating and mental impairment

7. Pain and inflammation of the mouth and tongue

8. Paresthesia (burning or pins-and-needles sensation) in hands and feet

9. Muscle cramps and muscle weakness


Benefits of B12

B12 is known as a necessary component for numerous functions in the body, it is essential for many body functions including:

● Formation of DNA and red blood vessels

● Maintaining a healthy metabolism and digestion

● Synthesis of neurotransmitters and hormones

● Energy production

● Gene and enzyme regulation

● Athletic prep or recovery and more

Common reasons for B12 deficiency

· A vegan or vegetarian diet with no animal products

· Auto-immune disorders

· An Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in your gastrointestinal tract

· Frequent use of antacids, PPIs, or other acid blockers

· A compromised gastrointestinal system

· Patients over the age of 50 with a decrease in stomach acid

Why is a vitamin B12 injection better than a pill?

Patients who have a compromised gastrointestinal system (with a low production of intrinsic factor) are not able to absorb enough vitamin B12 from food or a pill form. Even healthy individuals can absorb as little as 10 mcg of vitamin B12 from a 500 mcg oral supplement

B12 injections, on the other hand, bypass your digestive system altogether and put the power of vitamin B12 to work right away in your body.


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