Vitamin B12 Injections
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
Vitamin B12 is known as an “essential vitamin,” meaning your body requires it to work properly. Vitamin B12 is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and blood cells needed in making DNA, the foundation of all materials in cells.
Vitamin B12 deficiencies have a variety of health impacts, especially in elderly people and vegetarians. To provide proper levels of vitamin B12, we offer vitamin B12 injections at Creative Image Laser Solutions.
What is vitamin B12?
Called cobalamin, vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function, and DNA production. It helps the body turn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from food into energy for your cells. This increases metabolism levels and aids in weight loss and management. It can naturally be found in poultry, meat, fish, and dairy products.
Vitamin B12 deficiency
The body is capable of storing several years’ worth of vitamin B12, so deficiencies are somewhat rare. But they are more prevalent in two groups. Vegetarians or vegans are prone to B1 deficiency because plants don’t contain vitamin B12. Older people and people with digestive tract conditions that affect absorption of nutrients (or gastric bypass surgery) are also susceptible to B12 deficiency.
If you are deficient in vitamin B12, these symptoms can appear:
- Muscle weakness
- Intestinal problems
- Nerve damage
- Mood disturbances
Benefits of vitamin B12 injections
At Creative Image Laser Solutions, our B12 injections are more effective than taking oral supplements, using nasal sprays, or the patch. This is because the body can access the vitamin more effectively when it is in the bloodstream.
These are benefits of these injections, in addition to the basics needed by the cells as described above:
- Stress reduction
- Healthier skin
- Better energy
- Added weight loss
If you think you may be deficient in vitamin B12, we can test to see your levels. Call us at (325) 641-1927 if you’re interested in B12 injections.
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