Why would an elderly person need to begin a regimen of Vitamin B12 injections?

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For maximum absorption of B12, an injection is the guaranteed way to absorb the most of this supplement. Vitamin B12 is a large molecule vitamin that requires intrinsic factor to be present in the small intestine (just before the colon) in order for its absorption. It is difficult for the body to utilize this vitamin when taken orally. If you are needle shy, you may opt for the intra-nasal option, however, the injection is still the most efficient. Lack of proper absorption or lack of intake of Vitamin B12 can cause a variety of “issues” in the body. Some of those issues can remain undetected for long periods of time and even result in pernicious anemia. Here is a list of medical issues that ALL have vitamin B12 deficiency as a common factor. As an elderly person, getting a regular treatment of B12 is beneficial to lessen the effects of these issues. Here they are:

Alzheimers, an aging related issue


Cognitive decline in memory or total memory loss (aging)

Depression (common in the elderly)



Cardiovascular disease

Reduces Stroke risk, a common occurrence in elderly people

Aids in forming new red blood cells

Aids in myelin formation to protect nerve cells

Reduces Chronic Fatigue

Reduces Anxiety, common with the elderly


Vitamin B12 can be used to return an aging person to a life of better living. With the benefits proven to help with neurological disorders and deficiencies, that overly fatigued elderly person can regain the pep in their step.  Along with a regained sense of energy, B12 can reduce anxiety and depression that is often associated with aging. Memory can be assisted with treatment of this supplement as well. Who wouldn’t want a little help with basic memory retention? Go get your levels checked. You don’t have to worry about taking too much B12 either, it has no ceiling for dosing.  Start yourself on a B12 regimen today. Remember get 6-8 hours of quality sleep and drink plenty of water. You also want to add stretching to your daily exercise routine, keep your muscles healthy and pliable. Always remain consistent with your supplements. Good Luck!!