Have you been feeling sluggish or unfocused? Well, you’re in good company – many Americans feel the same. In fact, according to a Framingham Offspring Study, almost 40% of Americans are B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 is required for proper development and function of the brain and nerves, playing an essential role in DNA synthesis and the formation of red blood cells. It also assists in converting fats and proteins into energy. Deficiency leads to fatigue, memory loss, anemia, and depression.
The National Institutes of Health recommends an intake of 2.4 mcg of vitamin B12 per day for individuals 14 and older. While many of us absorb enough from our food – milk, eggs, fish, poultry, and fortified cereal – the nutritional state of our food continues to decline. This has led to some of the worst nutrient deficiencies in American history.
How Can I Tell if I’m Vitamin B12 Deficient?
While the only way to identify a deficiency for sure is through a blood test, there are a number of symptoms indicative of deficiency:
– Tingling in the hands and feet
– Irritability or depression
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might be B12 deficient.
What Can I Do?
Although oral supplements are typically not absorbed by the body fast enough, many were able to realize some relief in the past. However, there has been much controversy surrounding these supplements over the last 10 years. The lack of government regulation has led to subpar products, including contaminated nutritional supplements containing potentially harmful ingredients. In fact, upon recent inspection, the government revealed that several well-respected manufacturers have been selling vitamin B12 supplements without listing the ingredients, furthering distrust amongst consumers.
With so much at stake, many are now turning to B12 injections as a low-risk, affordable alternative to oral supplements. Manufacturers are highly regulated and the injections are better absorbed by the body. And, because B12 is water-soluble, your body eliminates any excess your body doesn’t need.
Benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections
B12 injections offer a direct method of supplying the body with the nutrients needed to sustain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Some of the most commonly sought benefits of this supplement are:
– Rejuvenates mood, energy, and concentration
– The body metabolizes fat faster, providing a great avenue for weight loss
– Decreases homocysteine levels, reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke
– Regulates circadian rhythms, helping you sleep better
– Immune system booster
The Skin Med Spa Approach to Vitamin Injections
At Skin Med Spa, we offer safe and affordable vitamin B12 injections. We use only the highest quality products, free of those harmful ingredients found in oral supplements. Your injection will be administered by a skilled practitioner in a secure and sanitary setting, with frequency varying on an individual basis. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on whatever life has in store for you.