If you are deficient in vitamin B-12, it can lead to a host of health issues that can range from being tired to permanent neurological issues. Vitamin B-12 shots could be the answer to your problem; they can maintain your vitamin levels and improve your health.
What are Vitamin B-12 Shots?
Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin that plays an important part in many of your body’s functions that include:
- Neurological function
- Red blood cell formation
- Nerve cell health
- Energy production
- DNA synthesis
It is present in many of the foods we eat, mainly animal products, where they are bonded to protein molecules. During digestion, it separates from the protein and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Stomach acid is needed to release the vitamin, and intrinsic factor is required to ensure absorption. Those who are unable to absorb B-12 may have a condition called pernicious anemia.
Who Needs Vitamin B-12 Shots?
Vitamin B-12 shots contain high levels of cyanocobalamin, a synthetic version of the nutrient. The injections can be administered right here in the comfort of our office. They will quickly boost your levels. These shots need a prescription, an office visit and diagnosis prior to administering. Low levels are rare in healthy adults because the liver stores B-12. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
Symptoms and Signs of a B-12 Deficiency
Some common symptoms and signs include:
- Vision changes
- Paraesthesia or a feeling of pins and needles
- Mouth ulcers
- Heart palpitations
- Swollen, sore tongue which could be red or pale yellow
- Difficulty with maintaining balance
- Irritability or depression
- Feeling faint
- Decreased cognitive function such as issues with understanding or memory
Schedule Your Consultation!
Vitamin B-12 shots bypass your stomach and absorb into the bloodstream, making them a better option for most people than oral supplements. It’s also better for those who suffer from low levels of stomach acid, or intrinsic factor, or other gastrointestinal issues that prevent them from taking vitamin B-12 capsules.
Interested in learning more about vitamin B-12 shots and how they can benefit you? Reach out to the professionals at Radiantly Healthy MD and schedule your consultation at our office in Indialantic. Our team proudly serves clients throughout the area. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!