Why Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is Essential to Your Body. The health benefits of B12 are numerous. This vital, naturally occurring vitamin is critical for the body’s production of red blood cells, nerve function, melatonin production, energy levels, metabolism…the list goes on and on!
To increase B12 levels by eating foods, you need to consume foods such as red meat, chicken, and salmon. Our bodies need to have the right number of enzymes, proteins and hydrochloric acid in the stomach and intestines in order for your body to absorb B12 from vitamins or foods.
Vegans, Vegetarians and Gut Issues
Vegans, vegetarians, people following a gluten-free diet or fighting celiac disease, Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome runs the risk of being B12 deficient. This is because they either don’t consume enough B12 in their diet or they don’t have enough enzymes, proteins or acids to absorb it.
It’s a good idea to ask your doctor about having your B12 level checked if you are a strict vegetarian or have had weight-loss surgery or have a condition that interferes with the absorption of food.
How much is enough?
While the recommended daily amount of Vitamin B-12 for adults is 2.4 micrograms, you can safely take higher doses. Your body absorbs only as much as it needs, and any excess passes through your urine.
The difference between taking a vitamin tablet and having an injection is important to know. With a B12 injection, 1,000 micrograms of the vitamin diffuse from your muscle (preferably the deltoid or the glute) directly into your bloodstream. That’s quite a lot of food to eat, around 650 tubs of yoghurt!
Other extra special benefits!
💧Vitamin B12 has been linked to weight loss and energy enhancing.
💧Vitamin B12 plays a major role in the body’s essential functions, including DNA synthesis.
💧Vitamin B12 may also help the body convert fats and proteins into energy.
💧Scientists are looking into how B12 can improve brain function in Alzheimer’s patients and people with Parkinson’s disease.
💧Maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin B12 can assist in hair, skin, and nail growth.
💧Scientists are looking into the correlation between a Vitamin B12 deficiency and hyperpigmentation, hair growth and vitiligo — a condition in which the skin has discoloured patches
What to expect when you visit!
The entire process of getting a B12 injection takes about 10 minutes. You come in, we gather background information, you get the injection, a Band-Aid and you’re on your way! You can book HERE