Deficiencies in nutrients such as B vitamins and especially B-12 can contribute to low energy. B-12 especially can be difficult for some individuals to absorb through their stomach, making the injection the best way to guarantee absorption. B-12 has been shown to have beneficial results in reducing stress, fatigue, regulating the immune system, improving memory, and increasing metabolism.
- It is needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue and lethargy in the body.
- It helps in healthy regulation of the nervous system, reducing depression, stress, and brain shrinkage.
- It helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Vitamin B12 also protects against heart disease by curbing and improving unhealthy cholesterol levels, protecting against stroke, and high blood pressure.
- It is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It helps in cell reproduction and constant renewal of the skin.
- Vitamin B 12 helps protect against cancers including breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer.
How important is Vitamin B12 to our body?
It works with folate to build the body’s genetic material which is the DNA. It helps in decreasing the percentage of acquiring heart diseases through maintaining the right levels of homocysteine of the body, a type of amino acid. It is also essential in the production of oxygen-carrying blood which is the red blood cells. With the right amount of red blood cells, the body’s tissues will get enough of a supply of oxygen which is essential in the functioning of each body’s systems. To prevent having this deficiency Vitamin B12, is essential for intake.
Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
According to “The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy,” the classic form of B-12 deficiency, called pernicious anemia, is caused by a stomach condition that prevents the secretion of a special protein which is needed by your body to absorb vitamin B-12. B-12 deficiency can arise from other causes, too, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease, pancreatic disorders or stomach surgery. Without sufficient vitamin B-12, your red blood cells do not form normally, and, if it is severe or prolonged, B-12 deficiency can lead to irreversible nerve damage.
Indication for B-12 Injection
If you have a vitamin B-12 deficiency, your doctor may recommend that you receive regular injections, at least until the deficiency is corrected. Once your B-12 levels have been normalized, you may be switched to a different form of the vitamin. Although B-12 deficiency is the only real indication for receiving injections, some physicians still use vitamin B-12 injections to treat other conditions, such as fatigue. A synthetic form of vitamin B-12, called cyanocobalamin, is most commonly used in injections.
Common side effects associated with B-12 injections are the same as for any injection and include temporary soreness, itching, bleeding or redness at the injection site. PDR.net reports that up to 25 percent of patients receiving B-12 injections develop minor side effects, such as headache, dizziness or joint pain. Much less commonly, you could develop nausea, tingling in your extremities, diarrhea or a sense of swelling. Infections are unusual, but they can occur. Rarely, severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis and death, have occurred.
Symptom of B-12 Deficiency
The Chronic fatigue is a common symptom of B12 deficiency. This is a persistent feeling of tiredness, as well as weakness in the body. This feeling can be so deep that it can turn out affecting your daily activities
Weight loss is another common symptom of the development of B12 deficiency. Excessive weight loss with no particular reason can be a sign of a wide range of diseases, but it is a common symptom of B12 deficiency, too. Weight loss can cause weakness, as well as sleeplessness and it can even lead to gastrointestinal problems
Incontinence may also be experienced by patients diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency. What does it mean? Incontinence is the inability of the bladder to hold urine. Consequently, leakage occurs
Depression may also be a symptom of B12 deficiency. This condition is caused by improper nutrition for prolonged time
Shortness of Breath When B12 deficiency has been developed, shortness of breath is commonly experienced. This is a symptom that occurs in most cases of deficiency
How do Lipotropic injections work
What are the main ingredients of Lipotropic or B 12?
The main ingredients in our Lipotropic injections are the fat-burning amino acids known as methionine, inositol, and choline, or “MIC.” These substances occur naturally and help metabolize fat, prevent cholesterol buildup, and remove toxins and wastes from the liver.
LIPO: Inositol, Choline, Dexpanthenol, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin, Leucin, L-Carnitine, and Lidocaine.
B12: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin and L-Carnitine.
How long do Lipotropic or B 12 stays in our body?
The B12 effect can last 24 hrs and safe to administer twice per week with 24-48hrs in-between dosing, however a portion of the B12 is stored in the liver for 5-7 yrs. The lipotropic injections are excreted 24-48 hrs.