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Vitamin B-12 Injections

Vitamin B-12 is one of the essential nutrients which to maintain a human body in a good healthy state.


Vitamin B-12 is crucial for the production of healthy red blood cells, reproductive cells, and nerve cells. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in metabolizing carbohydrates into glucose, elevating metabolic levels of fats and proteins to support overall health and vitality.


Trust LiveScan Labs to provide expert administration of B-12 injections for optimal well-being.

The human body doesn’t synthesized vitamin B-12, and have to obtain from food source:

  • Eggs

  • Organ meats

  • Meat, poultry

  • Salmon, clams

However, the blood level of homocystine is going be elevated in a people who eat a lot of proteins from animal sources by relatively increases cardio risk deceases as atherosclerosis, stroke, inflammation, heart attack, cardiovascular deceases. Also, in the process to complete absorption of vitamin B12 substance in the intestine need other protein called an intrinsic factor (IF).The intrinsic factor (IF) realizes by a stomach, and when a stomach cells not produced enough IF lead to cause malabsorption/deficiency of Vit B12.


Causes of Vit B12 deficiency can happen by certain conditions, such as:

  • Atrophic gastritis

  • Pernicious anemia

  • Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, bacterial growth or a parasite

  • Vegetarian’s

  • Immune system disorder, such as Craves’ disease.

A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to anemic. A mild deficiency may cause no symptoms. But if it untreatable conditions it can contribute to severe and serious conditions with follow symptoms:

  • Weakness, tiredness, lightheadedness

  • Pale skin

  • A smooth tongue

  • Digestive problems

  • Sleep disorders

  • Numbness, tingling in your extremities


Signs You May Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency


  • Low energy and weakness

  • Confusion or "fuzziness"

  • Irritability and mood swings

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Persistent sleep problems

  • Digestive problems

  • Hearing and vision loss

  • Weak immunity

  • Tingling in the extremities

  • Memory problems

What are the implications of insufficient Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms including ataxia (shaky movements and unsteady gait), muscle weakness, spasticity, incontinence, hypotension, vision problems, dementia, psychoses and mood disturbances.


A 2008 study from the University of Oxford found that vitamin B12-deficient older adults are six times more likely to develop brain shrinkage, a main cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


At Highest Risk:


  • People over the age of 60. As you get older your body's ability to absorb B12 from food or supplements diminishes

  • People who use PPIs (e.g. Nexium, Prilosec, Prevcid), or metformin

  • People with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis or IBS

  • Women with a history of infertility or miscarriage

  • Vegans and vegetarians: Vitamin B12 does not occur in plants (the most B12-rich foods are liver, eggs, beef, salmon and milk)

  • People with high homocysteine

Shots, Not Shot

Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals (usually weekly or monthly). Since it's water soluble, your body uses what it needs and excretes what it does not. Most people don't notice a difference until the 2nd or 3rd injection.


Energy

Most people feel a boost, though not necessarily from the first injection. And not the first day. People with chronic fatigue syndrome or anemia will notice it the most.


Brain Health

B12 will slow cognitive decline. B12 produces acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps with memory and learning. You may feel sharper and more alert when taking B12.


Weight Loss


B12 is commonly used in weight loss programs. No guarantees you will shed pounds, but it may help with energy during a calorie deficit.


Heart Disease


Elevated homocysteine is a recognized risk factor for heart disease, and B12 helps to lower it.


Sleep


B12 has been reported to help improve sleep, without making you sleepy.

More About Vitamin B-12 Injections

Within a few days of receiving Vitamin B12 injection, most people experience an increase in their energy level and stamina. Vitamin B12 is the only vitamin not reliably absorbed by the stomach or intestinal tract, so an injectable form of the vitamin was developed.


Best benefits Vitamin B12 provide for recipient include improved sleep, reduced allergies, reduced stress and depression, improved mood and helps with memory and learning. Vitamin B12 injections contribute to healthier immune systems, and is an essential Vitamin B12 needed to form red blood cells and for proper brain and spinal cord function.


We get older we often have more difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from food. In fact, a Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. A whopping 85% of us come up short of the necessary Vitamin B12 from our diet.


Absorption of Vitamin B12 in food requires a substance from our stomachs called intrinsic factor, the production of which decreases with age. In fact, The American College of Physicians assumes that no one has intrinsic factor past age 70.


Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals monthly or every 14 days. A regular schedule to receive the injections can be customized to each individual.


People with chronic fatigue or anemia require regular injections of Vitamin B12 because the oral form is not dependable.


Some redness and swelling at the injection site may occur. This should start to get better within forty-eight (48) hours.


Sensitivity to cobalt and/or Vitamin B12 is a contraindication.


People with chronic liver and/or kidney dysfunction should not take frequent Vitamin B12 injections.

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