Let’s Get Real About Vitamin B12

April 4, 2018

Let’s Get Real About Vitamin B12

B12 is a vitamin that may not get as much time in the spotlight as vitamin D, C or Iron but it’s actually a crucial vitamin when it comes to hormonal and metabolic functions. Foods like grass-fed beef, fish and dairy products supply a decent amount of B12, but even if you eat these foods, you could still be deficient in the vitamin. If certain enzymes or stomach acids aren’t present, your body won’t be able to absorb the B12 it receives anyway.

B12 Deficiency

It is estimated that nearly two-fifths of the U.S. population are deficient in B12. Because of its role in energy production and metabolism, B12 is needed for many daily functions in the body. Low B12 can have major negative effects on how you feel, and even long-term consequences. Signs you may be deficient in B12 include:
    • Low energy
    • Fatigue
    • Mood swings
    • Low concentration
    • Slow metabolism
    • Weight gain
Long term effects of B12 deficiency can range from lowered red blood cell counts to neurological and cardiovascular issues.

Benefits of B12 Shots

Intravenous B12 shots are an excellent way of restoring the B12 levels in your body. The shots contain high doses of B12, so there’s no need to wait for daily supplements to kick in…and when those pills finally they do, supplemental forms of vitamins are not as potent as what can be injected. Benefits of B12 shots may include:
    • Improved mood
    • Better sleep
    • Reduced muscle weakness
    • Faster metabolism
    • Increased energy

B12 Shots at MedStudio

At MedStudio, our goal is to get you feeling your absolute best. We offer $20 B12 shots to instantly boost the B12 in your body and improve your overall health as a result. Hundreds of patients have found a better quality of life thanks to MedStudio. It’s your turn. Schedule an appointment at our Oakdale or Minnetonka clinics, or join our Facebook community. It’s time to love life again!