Vitamin B12 is a vitamin vital in the processes of growth, blood formation, and tissue synthesis. It aids your body in the ability to use fat and carbohydrates to produce new proteins and generate energy. Intramuscular injections of vitamin B12 can also be used to treat B12 deficiency or to aid the function of blood, cells, and nerves.
B12 deficiency is surprisingly common – in fact, as much as 90% of people with a vegetarian or vegan diet may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. In America, with the majority of our meat sources being processed and no longer naturally grazing, low levels of vitamin B12 are also common in most of the population. A vitamin B12 deficiency, if left untreated, can result in health conditions such as neurological problems or pernicious anemia.
The body’s absorption of vitamin B12 relies on a stomach-produced protein called the intrinsic factor. It is possible to suffer from a B12 deficiency if your body does not produce enough intrinsic factors.
Deficiency is increasingly common with age, but others at risk include those who have gut diseases or previously had intestinal surgery.
There are a number of potential health benefits to vitamin B12 intramuscular injections, including the following:
- Increased brain function
- Depression relief
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Increased energy levels
- Increased concentration
- Improved metabolism
- Boosted immune system
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduction of hair loss
Other possible benefits include:
- Improved red blood cell formation
- Anemia prevention
- Improved bone health
- Reduced risk of macular degeneration
- Protection against loss of neurons
- Improved heart health
- Healthy hair, skin, and nails
Contact us at Revitalizing Infusions today to learn more about this exciting treatment option.