B12 injections may be the key to boosting your overall health and helping you lose weight more effectively. At Cross Hope Treatment Centers in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Jill Thitoff, APRN, CNP, provides safe B12 injections to fight nutrient deficiency. Call the nearest Cross Hope Treatment Centers or book an appointment online for more information about B12 injections and their benefits today.
B12 injections are intramuscular injections of vitamin B12, an essential electrolyte that your body utilizes for many reasons. These injections are especially beneficial if you have a deficiency of B12 because you either don’t consume enough of it or your body doesn’t absorb enough of it.
When you ingest vitamin B12 through your digestive system, a protein called intrinsic factor allows you to absorb and utilize the nutrient. Lacking this protein puts you at risk of a deficiency, which can lead to health consequences like anemia and neurological issues.
At Cross Hope Treatment Centers, your provider can help you explore the benefits of B12 injections in the context of your own needs. Getting these injections can reverse a deficiency or provide extra health benefits by meeting your nutritional requirements.
Beyond fighting deficiency, there are many possible benefits that B12 injections can provide. You might benefit from B12 injections for:
Higher levels of B12 mean better brain function and less risk for dementia. If you have depression, you might experience a mood boost with vitamin B12 injections.
Many people turn to B12 injections to supplement a weight management plan that also includes a balanced diet and exercise regimen.
There is some evidence that vitamin B12 injections can reduce your risk for osteoporosis, a condition that decreases the density of your bones. This is because low vitamin B12 levels have been observed concurrently with low bone density in research.
Getting vitamin B12 injections is similar to getting any other shot at the doctor’s office. Your provider places the injection into a muscle instead of a vein, as otherwise you’d lose some of the dosage when your blood filters through your kidneys. There’s enough vasculature in a muscle that it still enters your bloodstream for immediate benefits.
Vitamin B12 injections are unlikely to cause side effects. Before you get the injections, your provider reviews your medical history and medications list to make sure you won’t have any negative reactions to the injections.
Call Cross Hope Treatment Centers or book an appointment online to see if you can benefit from vitamin B12 injections today.