A “Booster Shot” of Energy
B12, be it in injection or oral form, helps convert carbohydrates so the budy used them as fuel, or energy. Be complex vitamins in particular are needed for healthy eyes, hair, skin, and liver. People who receive B12 shots are typically those who suffer from long-term illnesses or their immune system has been compromised. In addition, they also aid the nervous system to function properly. Studies have also been shown that B12 injections can help promote a positive mood or an overall increase in wellness. While B12 shots are not for everyone, they can benefit those with compromised immune systems or those who are suffering from extreme fatigue due to a condition such as an iron deficiency or Epstein Barr disease, in addition to other long-term energy sapping illnesses.
While it is rare for a younger person to be vitamin B12 deficient, it is common for older people to suffer from mild B12 deficiency, simply due to the effects of the aging process in general. It could be because their regular diets are not quite as healthy or they produce less stomach acid which is needed to help absorb B12. If a person is suffering from low levels a B12 it can cause a variety of disruptions within the immune system such as numbness in the fingers, toes and an overall feeling of fatigue. When the body is severely deficient of B12, it can cause nerve damage, so it is important to have levels checked on a regular basis, especially for the elderly and those suffering from chronic ailments that compromise the immune system.
Others Who May Benefit from B12 Injections
Others that benefit most from B12 injections include vegans who, in addition to not eating meat, do not consume eggs or dairy Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products so in order to maintain a healthy level of B12, injections would be necessary. Continue reading