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My experience ordering B12 Shots Online

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I have written at length on how important B12 is as well as provided links and info to sources that discuss how prevalent a B12 deficiency may be. Additionally there is a ton of information on the web that discusses how often physicians do not realize that B12 deficiency may be the root cause for a number of symptoms, yet the patients get treated for another issue with different medication.

I also have discussed how B12 has no upper limit according to the world health organization and that supplementing B12 is relatively harmless (please consult your physician) while being low in B12 can be a disaster.

Taking my own advice I decided to order B12 shots online to see how it worked out, here is my experience.

I placed an order from US HCG Shots, a company that sells a number of products including MIC shots, Lipo Injections and of course vitamin B12.
They currently carry Methylcobalamin and Cyanocobalamin and it appears they used to carry Hydroxobalamin as well. Continue reading

B12 and Bursitis

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Can B12 help with Bursitis?

Ouch! If you haven’t experienced the piercing effects of bursitis yourself, consider yourself fortunate. But for the rest of us, what is commonly explained as an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae of the synovial fluid, can literally keep us up at night. But is there a cure, and could it be as close and available as an Internet site?

Located largely in the shoulder, elbow and hip, with the knee, heel and base of the big toe also unwitting candidates for bursitis, the bursae are the cushions between the joints, bones, tendons and muscles that can become impacted from repeated activity or trauma. When the sacs become painful as a result of inflammation, treatment may involve ice, compression, elevation or completely resting the affected area, if possible. But with our active lifestyles and even routine daily activities, most of us do not have the luxury of entirely decommissioning a shoulder or knee.

For many, in fact a resource employed by some practitioners since the 1950s, bursitis has responded to injections of cobalamin—or vitamin B12 therapy. With pain relief reportedly felt within a couple of hours to a couple of days following an injection, and though not necessarily a go-to resource for many doctors, cobalamin can produce results that change the course of bursitis, in fact eliminating all pain within weeks.

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All about MIC Injections

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While we prefer to focus on vitamin B12 shots every now and again we look into other products.

Today we will look at MIC injections and determine what each product does and what the health benefits might be.

MIC shots are prescribed in hundreds of health and weight loss clinics throughout the United States and is a commonly used lipotropic injection.

MIC is simply an acronym and stands for: Continue reading

Diagnosing and Treating a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Diagnosing and Treating a Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a documentary featuring Sally Pacholock who is an RN that brought to light the seriousness of Vitamin B12 deficiencies and the frequent misdiagnoses of B12 deficiencies.

This is significant because Vitamin B12 shots are cheap, easy to get and the low risk of overdosing of B12. In fact, there is no upper limit established by several countries medical boards regarding B12 dosing.

I am going to attempt to summarize the video the best that I can, if you have about an hour free, I highly recommend that you take the time to watch it!

Not only does Mrs. Pacholock speak on camera but a number of Doctors and other experts, such as dieticians do as well. Some of them include a hematologist from UC Davis, A Doctor from the Cleveland Clinic that has been studying B12 for 40 years, an internal medicine Doctor, a doctor from Yale Medical School and physician practicing emergency medicine.

Feel free to skim over my notes and of course watch the video when you have some time! (it’s at the bottom of this article)

The video opens with a monologue by Sally Pacholock who states that patients were coming in that were very symptomatic yet physicians would not test them, including physicians that were working at a teaching hospital. Continue reading

Vitamin B12 medical uses

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There is a lot of information about vitamins on the web – some well-sourced and credible, while others have the unmistakable smell of “quackery” about them. It can be really confusing trying to figure out fact from fiction sometimes, and when it comes to our health, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

With that in mind, let’s explore the superpower vitamin known as Vitamin B12. This nutrient packs a powerful punch, and having too little of it can spell trouble.

Essentially, Vitamin B12 assists your body with keeping its blood cells and nerves healthy. It also supports the making of DNA, a term we are all very familiar with by now due to the popularity of crime solving TV shows!

This nutrient is so important, in fact, that having a deficiency can lead to some very serious health problems, including anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, depression, poor memory, and even vision problems. Continue reading

Three things you did not know about Vitamin B12 Injections

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While there are many amazing benefits of Vitamin B12 that we already know as well as the problems that can form without the proper amount of B12 in our systems. As we continue to discover just how important B12 is to the human body, we continue to also find ways that B12 can help heal our bodies in times of sickness as well. Here are 3 things you may not know about Vitamin B12 injections that can help you stay healthy and experience all of the benefits that B12 has to offer you.

Energize Yourself with B12
Vitamin B12 is a crucial part of the conversion process that turns carbs and fat into energy. By using B12 injections to stay healthy, you are also boosting your metabolism in a way that will help you to burn fat and carbs into energy that you can really use. Most people who feel tired or in a slump are probably lacking their daily dose of B12 and are suffering from the deficiency of this extremely important vitamin. Continue reading

Benefits of Cyanocobalamin

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This man-made form of Vitamin B12 has many uses including, prevention and treatment of low blood levels. While a majority of people get B12 from their daily diet, there are some people who are deficient in their B12 intake, therefore many people receive Cyanocobalamin to make up for this deficiency as it is the most air-stable of all man-made forms of B12. This deficiency can lead to many health problems over time including gastrointestinal and stomach problems and nerve damage which may be permanent. Those who have this deficiency are generally pregnant, malnourished, or elderly, have cancer, HIV, alcoholism, and possibly gastrointestinal problems and stomach problems.

Uses
There are many uses for Cyanocobalamin that have been proven to work much like vitamin B12 such as the maintenance of the metabolism, nerves, and blood cells. It also helps with fatigue relief, high cholesterol, sickle cell, and so much more. This is why Cyanocobalamin or B12 is such an important part of your daily nutrition that going without it can be devastating for your body. You will generally find B12 in foods such as milk, tuna, yogurt, cheese, chicken, beef, salmon, and liver. Cyanocobalamin is commonly provided to those who have a gastric bypass such as the removal of part of the stomach or intestines to ensure B12 is adequately absorbed into the body although you are in the process of healing. Continue reading

Why is Hydroxocobalamin an Effective Form of B12

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Hydroxocobalamin is a form of B12 that has shown to improve cognitive function, fatigue relief, promote heart health, and so much more. B12 is essential in making red blood cells as well as cell maintenance and the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates. It can also help in the prevention of illnesses and diseases such as anemia and Alzheimer’s as well as breast cancer. Due to the necessity of this vitamin, it is highly encouraged to eat foods that are rich in this vitamin as well as other vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Food that includes B12 are eggs, fish, meat, and dairy products, although if you aren’t getting enough B12 in your diet, supplements may be suggested to help you increase your intake.

Hydroxocobalamin vs Cyanocobalamin
Though both Hydroxocobalamin and Cyanocobalamin are B12 and part of the same family, they are both considered the best known forms of B12. Cyanocobalamin can be found in supplements and injections, it is also the most stable of B12 forms. However Hydroxocobalamin can raise B12 levels higher for a longer period of time than Cyanocobalamin, which is why it is an effective form of B12. A big difference between these two forms of B12 is that Cyanocobalamin contains cyanide which even though it is seen as harmless due to the minimal amount in this B12 form, it can be toxic if given in large doses or dangerous for those who have a defective cyanide metabolism or kidney failure. Hydroxocobalamin however pulls the cyanide from the mitochondria and binds with it creating Cyanocobalamin which is excreted through urine. The FDA has, since 2006, approved Hydroxocobalamin for use as an antidote and treatment of cyanide poisoning.

Effective Uses for Hydroxocobalamin
This amazing B12 supplement has shown positive effects on many different diseases and disorders. The majority of these disorders and diseases have been proven to be caused by vitamin B12 deficiencies such as infertility, autism, dementia, motion sickness, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelopathy, and psychosis. There have even been cases that Hydroxocobalamin improved the wheezing caused by asthma, inhibited infection of HIV-1 of human blood lymphocytes and monocytes, as well as improvement in the cognitive function of older cobalamin-deficient people. Continue reading

Does B12 Help Cure A Hangover?

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Vitamin B12 is touted as a go-to relief for hangover symptoms, and for good reason. While B vitamins should not be relied upon as prevention of a hangover, they can relieve symptoms and make it easier to get through the workday. Since alcohol is a diuretic, you will lose a lot of essential vitamins and minerals after a night of drinking heavily. Therefore, restoring these vitamins is important for hangover relief. Vitamin B12 “performs a key role in the functioning of the brain and nervous system”. This method works best if you take a vitamin B complex before drinking and one the next morning with breakfast. Below you will find out why so many people swear by B12 vitamins as a surefire method of easing hangover symptoms.

1. Metabolizing alcohol requires B vitamins in the liver

B vitamins play an important role in proper metabolization of alcohol. A lack of these vitamins in the body results in commonly known hangover symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and fatigue. B12 helps maintain a healthy red blood cell count, but drinking heavy amounts of alcohol can cause red blood cell count to be either too low or too high. Therefore, the liver cannot remove the alcohol effectively, and that’s why many people suffer from hangovers. A severely low red blood cell count can cause anemia, in which people become dizzy, lightheaded, and fatigued. Taking B12 helps the liver metabolize alcohol more effectively and keep the red blood cell count at a healthy level.

2. B12 Helps Support a Healthy Nervous System

In addition to aiding in metabolic functions in the body, vitamin B12 is needed to produce neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that carry nerve signals between cells. After a person drinks a certain amount, the nervous system becomes impaired as the toxins from the alcohol slow down neurotransmitters in the brain. Many people experience difficulty speaking, driving, and moving in any way after drinking, in part due to a lack of B12 in the system. B12 keeps the central nervous system operating efficiently. Continue reading

Who gets the most benefit from vitamin B12 shots?

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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.
Age Matters
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