Vitamin b12 is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins as it helps maintain healthy nerve cells and blood cells needed in making DNA, the foundation of all materials in cells. Vitamin b12 is bound to protein in all food, is stored in the liver, and is in most proteins we consume including dairy, meats, and egg products. Vitamin b12 is unique among vitamins since it contains cobalt, a metal ion which works together with pyridoxine and folic acid. It helps you turn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from foods into energy for your cells thus increasing your metabolism and its use in weight loss programs.
Deficiencies in Vitamin b12 have many side effects but mainly consist of elevated rates of DNA damage with links to general weakness, loss of balance, cancer, depression, and anemia. Elderly are the most at risk of having Vitamin b12 deficiency as well as strict vegetarians, and vegans who are not taking in proper amounts of Vitamin b12 from the foods they consume.
The benefits of Vitamin b12 shots include a general reduction in stress, healthier skin, energy level increase, and additional weight loss. Having Vitamin b12 injections are good for most people, it is not going to be effective for everyone taking it. However, if you are feeling run down, always very active, or feel you need a boost, Vitamin b12 may just be the right supplement to help. If you decide taking Vitamin b12 may be what you need, we recommend the shots over pills, nasal spray, or patch. Injections of Vitamin b12 are much more effective than these other methods as the vitamin is injected directly into your blood stream. Shots may be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending upon desired results.