Commonly referred to as the “energy vitamin”, B12 is a vitamin that is vital to your body’s metabolic processes. It is often used as a component of healthy weight loss programs — this is because, rather than acting as an artificial external metabolic stimulator, it naturally supports and works with your body’s metabolism.
Vitamin B12, in addition to supporting energy pathways in the body, is also used to reduce serum homocysteine levels (which, when elevated, indicates higher risk of heart disease). It is also involved in nerve health, red blood cell synthesis and for DNA replication and repair
Why inject Vitamin B12? Can’t I just take a supplement?
Vitamin B12 can be difficult to absorb through oral supplementation or when we do not consume enough B12 foods (esp. meat). B12 is even more difficult to absorb when our stomach does not produce enough acid. B12 intramuscular injections are quick and relatively painless, and are absorbed into your bloodstream, thereby by-passing the digestive tract and ensuring good bioavailability.
What are the benefits of Vitamin B12?
It can be beneficial for the following conditions: