Benefits of B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 is beneficial for many reasons. It can increase energy, support the immune system, boost metabolism and regulate sleep. Not only will you feel better, but the vitamin helps keep your nerves and red blood cells functioning optimally. In addition, the supplement helps you burn fat, and will help to detoxify your liver while aiding in the production of Serotonin.
Why should I have a B12 injection instead of take it as an oral supplement?
When B12 is taken orally, there is a first pass effect, meaning when digested, the stomach acids that aid in helping food break will in turn down break down and dissolve B12. When utilized as an injection, the vitamin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Vitamin B12 can act as an essential vitamin in weight loss as it helps to boost metabolism and will help patients who are working out on a regular basis to have that extra boost of energy.
Since B12 is a vitamin, it will start being eliminated by the urine within 24-72 hours. However, patients claim they feel the effects up to 2-3 weeks. If someone is already deficient, the benefits may be felt for shorter amounts of time. During the cold and flu season, I recommend supplementing with B12 more frequently to keep the immune system boosted and energy high.
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