Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common issue, caused by various factors such as our lifestyle, diet, exposure to pollutants, and genetic modifications in animal-based foods. This essential vitamin plays a crucial role in our body's DNA synthesis, red blood cell production, energy production, and neurological function. If there is a lack of sufficient absorption of vitamin B12, it can lead to various symptoms, including fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, neurological problems, heart palpitations, pale skin, muscle weakness, mood changes, appetite loss, constipation, and infertility.
Our bodies cannot produce Vitamin B12 on its own and it is mostly found in animal products, like dairy, poultry, eggs, and fish. While fortified foods and supplements can help, some individuals may still struggle with absorption, especially elderly people, those with celiac disease or Crohn’s disease, and those who follow a plant-based diet.
Vitamin B12 injections offer a solution for those who have trouble maintaining adequate Vitamin B12 levels, either due to absorption issues or following a vegan or vegetarian diet. Unlike oral tablets, injections deliver the nutrient directly into the bloodstream, providing immediate benefits such as balanced metabolism, increased energy levels, improved cognitive function, better sleep, improved bone density, better mood, and weight loss. Regular Vitamin B12 injections can also reduce the risk of numerous medical conditions such as stroke, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, age-related macular degeneration, anemia, vision loss, and neural tube defects.
Vitamin B12 injections are safe and come with no major adverse effects. The duration of the effects of an injection may vary from person to person, usually lasting between 48 and 72 hours. The number of injections needed may depend on the patient's vitamin B12 deficiency, with the doctor prescribing between five to seven injections in the first week of treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns about Vitamin B12 injections, please don't hesitate to reach out to our clinic.