Vitamin B12 is essential for maintaining healthy red blood cells and nerve cells, but it is also required to produce DNA. For those suffering a vitamin B12 deficiency, a number of different symptoms can be experienced; however, with vitamin B12 injections in San Diego a number of common issues can be resolved, helping a person feel healthier and more alert. Some of the ways that vitamin B12 injections may be beneficial are highlighted here.
The Impact of B12/Proper Bioavailable Forms
When receiving a B12 injection, it provides a much larger dosage than supplements offer and helps to avoid absorption difficulties that some people have. Proper Bioavailability means something-for B12 this means choosing a methylcobalamin, Adenosylcobalamin over a Cyanocobalamin form. Considered a non-toxic injection and for most, the injections are completely painless. Some of the specific issues it can treat are outlined below.
B12 and Age Related Cognitive Decline.
It is said by some that as high as 10% of dementias might be caused by nutrient deficiencies, the leading culprits B12, B6 and B1. B12 is clearly the highest of all nutrient deficiencies in the aging. As we pass retirement age our digestive function begins to slow. It is as common to hear “..I just can’t eat that much anymore…..it just sits in my stomach..” as it is to hear “…my memory doesn’t work like it used to!” As we age our stomach acid tends to decrease and can be accountable for such complaints and general poor assimilation of nutrients as well. Low stomach acid means low levels of something called intrinsic factor which carries B12 across the mucus membrane of the GI.
Fatigue can be the result of unstable blood sugar levels, inadequate nutrition, lack of sleep, long term stress and stimulants that make a person “crash” after a few hours. When anemia has not been diagnosed, people have noticed that B12 offers an energy boost. There are some athletes who have also reported an increase in their endurance.
Studies have proven that anyone who suffers from depression will respond better to traditional drug treatment if they have a higher level of B12 present in their blood. A theory related to this states that B12 plays a role in the manufacturing of chemicals in the brain, which when a shortage is present are linked to depression.
Many people who have received B12 injections have reported better sleep habits. This is likely due to the increase of melatonin secretion, which is what tells a person’s brain to sleep. Imbalanced melatonin levels have also been directly linked to winter depression.
These are just a few of the benefits offered by vitamin B12 injections. Overall, regular doses of B12 can lead to more stamina and energy for daily activities, an improved and healthier immune system, reduced allergies, reduction in headaches, an improved mood, reduced cases of depression and reduced stress.
For additional information on vitamin B12 injections in San Diego, contact Holistic Solutions today at (619)272-2133 to schedule a consultation.