B12, also called Cobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin naturally produced by a gut bacteria that feeds on the cobalt of the soil (hence the name ‘cobalamin’). This vitamin helps the body to properly form red blood cells, grow tissues, replicate DNA, lower Homocysteine levels and thereby reduces the risk of strokes or heart attacks, and to also form a fatty substance called Myelin that protects the nerve cells.
People, who have difficulties absorbing this vitamin, are expected to have B12 deficiency. These difficulties are usually caused by a protein in the stomach named “Intrinsic Factor”, which is a necessity for a proper absorption of B12. These people can’t absorb enough of this vitamin from oral sources (food or tablets), so absorption effectiveness is actually the biggest of all benefits of vitamin B12 injections over other possible supplements.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common also in people who eat few or no animal products, such as vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarians do not eat any meat but they may eat sea food, eggs and dairy products.
Pregnant women are at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency. More Vitamin B12 is recommended for pregnant women because it helps in the forming of red blood cells for the woman and her fetus.
Adults older than 50 are at a greater risk for vitamin B12 deficiency because their body may not produce enough stomach acid to help absorb B12 from the food they eat. Diet and exercise is what most doctors will tell you is the best way to stay healthy and lose weight. For some people they just aren’t enough. If you exercise daily and eat healthy but still aren’t losing weight like you want to, consider a B12 injection to boost your energy levels and burn more calories. In Med-Ped Health Care, we offer the following Vitamin B12 injections and with suitable prices.
1 – B12 + B6 Injection (B12 + B6 + MIC)
2 – B12 Lipo Injection (B12 + MIC)
3 – B12 Cobalamin Injection
4 – B12 Super Lipo Injection (MIC + L-carnitine)
What happens when my vitamin B12 level is low?
If you have a low vitamin B12 level, you may have no symptoms, or you may develop different types of symptoms. If you don’t seek help from your doctor, you may damage your nervous system permanently. You may also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Symptoms of low vitamin B12 level can include:
• Pale skin
• Rapid heartbeat
• Muscle weakness
• Sever tiredness
• Loss of appetite
• Walking or balance problems
• Memory loss
• Tingling of hands and feet.
Our urgent care Express Healthcare, LLC is open 7 days a week, you can walk in any day to get the B12 injection you need. Remember, we offer discount on all injections on Sundays.