Vitamin 12 Injection
Vitamin B12 Injections
Are you constantly tired, short of energy, and feel like you are dragging your feet through your day-to-day life? This may be due to a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be treated in several ways, including through Vitamin B12 injections.
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that aids in the creation of DNA and red blood cells. B12 is not naturally occurring, meaning you must consume it in your diet or supplements. B12 is stored in the liver for up to five years. However, if your diet doesn’t maintain the levels, you may develop a deficiency.
Signs of Deficiency
B12 deficiencies result in decreased energy, stomach issues, weak muscles, tingling hands, nausea, lightheadedness, pale skin, anemia, and nerve damage.
What Causes Vitamin B12 Deficiencies?
Low levels of B12 can be caused by improper diet, medical conditions, and as a side effect of medications. Foods that are rich in B12 include meats, eggs, and milk. Those who avoid animal products may take supplements as needed. Medical conditions contributing to a deficiency include intestinal problems, gastric surgeries, atrophic gastritis, anemia, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and Graves’ disease. Medications that can interfere with B12 include metformin, proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers.
Vitamin B12 Injection
Vitamin B12 Injections are ideal for those looking for a quick and lasting vitamin boost. Cyanocobalamin is the artificial form of B12 used to treat B12 deficiencies. This treatment is more reliable than supplements. Since supplements are digested, only a certain percentage is absorbed by the body. In contrast, vitamin B12 injections are injected directly into your body and have a higher rate of successful absorption. Injections are beneficial because results can emerge sooner. Injections should occur every one to three months, depending on your level of vitamin deficiency.
Stages of B12 deficiency
Stage one is decreased levels of B12 in your bloodstream. Stage two is a low concentration of B12 in the cell and metabolic abnormalities. Stage three is reduced DNA synthesis, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and increased MMA and homocysteine. Stage four is macrocytic anemia.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want to boost your energy and health and solve your vitamin B12 issues, contact us today for a consultation at RSVP Med Spa in the Kansas City Area.