How Can You “B” Sure You’re Getting Enough B12?

It’s normal to feel tired sometimes. You may even feel drained from the long work week. Maybe you have children, are going to school full-time, or have multiple daily commitments. But if you’re feeling like you can’t even power through your regular routine without feeling the effects of fatigue, you may be lacking in an important nutrient: Vitamin B12.

 

But tiredness is not the only indicator that you may be missing a key vitamin. Lightheadedness, headaches, irritability, depression, lack of concentration, and even pale skin can be signs of needing to consume more Vitamin B12.

 

Unfortunately, this vitamin does not occur naturally in the human body, no matter how important it may be for our functioning. The only ways to get the amount you need are through supplements or a diet that contains animal products. Therefore, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you may find it even more of a challenge to obtain the recommended daily dose.

 

If you’re concerned that you’re low in Vitamin B12, it might be worth trying a B12 injection. If you’re feeling tired all the time and are having trouble concentrating, Vitamin B12 injections may help.

 

A quick Vitamin B12 shot is beneficial for anyone needing a boost in their levels. The injection is a great alternative to over-the-counter oral supplements because the injection bypasses your stomach’s digestive process and it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. This means you don’t lose any benefits that can be affected by passing through the stomach first.

 

Adequate Vitamin B12 levels can help fight depression, vision impairment, osteoporosis, and anemia, as well as regulate mood, energy, and brain functioning.

 

If you'd like to give Vitamin B12 injections or one of our other supplements a try, schedule a treatment with one of our providers to learn more and see if it is the right option for you.

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