What are B12 Injections?
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is one of 8 B-Vitamins found in the body and is a water-soluble vitamin, most often found in dairy, meat, eggs, and fish. While all 8 B vitamins play important roles in your health, B12 is a crucial vitamin your body needs since it assists with formation of red blood cells, DNA and RNA production, brain function, and energy production. B12 also works with the other B vitamins for bodily functions. While it is necessary, the body does not produce B12 on it’s own. It can only be ingested by foods or supplements and is stored in the liver. B12 is expelled from the body by urine, usually 24-28 hours after consumption.
What are the signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency?
B12 deficiency is when you have low-levels of B12 stored within the body.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency include:
- Depression or other behavioral changes
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty thinking or memory issues (foggy brain)
- Numbness or tingling
- Difficulty walking
- Pale or yellow skin
Low levels of B12 happen most often with vegans/vegetarians because their diet usually excludes food groups containing the B12 your body needs. B12 deficiency can also be found in HIV patients, patients with diabetes, autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s Disease, eating disorders, and can just happen as we age. Additionally, taking certain medications like antibiotics or antacids, drinking alcoholic beverages multiple times a week, and stress can deplete B12 levels.
How do I benefit from taking B12?
Vitamin B12 is a necessary ‘key’ for the mitochondria to produce energy (and we all remember mitochondria produces energy for the body, right!?). By increasing B12 levels, the mitochondria is able to produce enough cells to determine the energy levels your body needs. Low levels of B12 in the mitochondria also impacts metabolic function. Energy levels in the mitochondria helps determine your body’s metabolism; the lower B12 present, the mitochondria produces energy at lower and slower rates, lowering your body’s metabolic response. By increasing B12 levels, you are increasing energy levels produced by the mitochondria, which increases your metabolism. So not only are you increasing metabolic rates, you are helping your body lose weight.
Since B12 helps with red blood cell production, low levels can impact levels of depression, anxiety, concentration, and sleep. By increasing these levels, your body can properly generate red blood cells at an effective rate, helping to diminish and resolve these issues.
Benefits of taking B12:
- Healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Increased levels of energy
- Better memory and concentration
- Increase metabolism
- Lose weight
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Better sleep
- Healthy immune system
- Boosts mood
It is important to keep up with taking B12. Since it is stored in the liver, it is naturally expelled from the body every 24-73 hours.
Can you take B12 for weight loss purposes?
Sure can! Lipotropic B12 (Lipo B12) injections have been increasing in popularity because you not only benefit from increased energy levels, better mood and more, but also get a fat-burning agent to help lose weight. Lipotropic shots are formulated with amino acids, specifically methionine, inositol and cholin, in combination with vitamin B12 to increase metabolic function. Lipotropic shots help aid digestion, export fat from the liver, and can help stabilizing hormones.
How much are B12 and Lipo B12?
We offer B12 and Lipo B12 kits where you can perform the injections at home. The kit comes with either the B12 or Lipo B12, and includes all the materials you need for about 6 weeks worth of injections.
B12 Kit: $189
Lipo B12 Kit: $289