Vitamin B12 is essential to the body
B12’s job is to ensure the health of the nerves and blood cells within the body, all while also giving a valuable assist in the creation of DNA. Some people suffer from a condition called megaloblastic anemia, resulting in feeling tired and weak — B12 can even ease this condition. B12 can be taken as an oral supplement or injected directly into the body. Consult with a naturopathic doctor to determine which route is best for your symptoms.
What Else Does B12 Do?
Now that you know the basic function and necessity of B12 in the body, it can actually help ease the symptoms of numerous conditions. Some of these conditions include:
- Fatigue and sleep disorders
- Heart Disease
- Elevated cholesterol
- Inflammatory bowels — including Celiac’s Disease and Crohn’s Disease
- Dermatitis — a condition affecting the skin
Some people are great candidates for obtaining B12 through injections. These injections are typically administered weekly — although each patient is different and a specific plan will be put into place with a homeopathic practitioner. While B12 is found naturally in certain foods and can be taken as an oral supplement, B12 shots are another method to quickly deliver the essential vitamin directly to the blood stream.
While anyone can benefit from a B12 injection, there are some people who could benefit more than others. Vegans and vegetarians benefit since B12 is typically found naturally in animal products. Anyone with an issue with their GI tract could also benefit since B12 is absorbed in the small intestine; if there is any disruption in that area of a person’s body, B12 may not be able to be absorbed fully when taken orally.
Why Choose a B12 Injection?
Even if you are otherwise healthy, a B12 shot can boost many aspects of your health. For example, many people report the following after a B12 injection:
- Increased energy
- Improved metabolism and weight loss
- Better, sounder sleep
- Enhanced mood and concentration
- Immune system boost
No matter what reason you have for getting a B12 injection, be sure to discuss the quality of the B12 injected into your body with your naturopathic doctor. KOI Wellbeing offers a variety of nutrient cocktails that are acquired from a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy. Our specialty cocktails can boost your energy, boost metabolic function, aid in stress relief, protect the immune system and assist in improved mental function. Contact us for more information.