Vitamin B12 is also called cobalamin. It is one of 8 B vitamins. B vitamins help the body convert food, especially carbohydrates, into glucose which fuels the body and produces energy. The B vitamins combined are called “B complex vitamins”. In this integrated form, they also help the body use fats and protein. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. They need to be infused into your body regularly. Your body does not store them long term.
Vitamin B12 is an especially important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve cells. It helps in the production of your body’s genetic material. With vitamin B9, B12 helps make red blood cells and to help iron work better in your body. The two vitamins work together to produce a compound involved in immune function and mood.
Here are key facts about Vitamin B12 you need to know:
- You likely do not get enough of it.
Know the indications that you, like 50% of our population, may be deficient in B12: Fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nervousness numbness, and tingling sensation in the fingers and toes. An extreme deficiency of B12 causes nerve damage. Many of us have a deficiency, but those who are most likely to need extra B12 infusions include: Vegans, since vitamin B12 is found only in animal products; people with problems absorbing nutrients; people who are ulcer prone, people with an eating disorder, people with HIV, people with diabetes and anyone over 50. People who take high doses of vitamin B9 also may have a deficiency even if they have no symptoms. The B9 masks the condition, and it could make the person run the risk of developing nerve damage.
- It may help prevent heart disease.
Many studies suggest that people with elevated levels of an amino acid called homocysteine are almost two times more likely to develop coronary artery disease and 2.5 times more likely to have a stroke than those with normal levels. B complex vitamins, especially vitamins B9, B6, and B12, help lower homocysteine levels.
- It may prevent age-related macular degeneration.
There is an extensive study that found that women who took B12 daily, reduced the risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration, an eye disease that can cause loss of vision.
- It fights fatigue.
As mentioned, fatigue is a symptom of a vitamin B12 deficiency. There are studies that show that many some people who are not even deficient in B12 might gain more energy from B12 shots. Other studies also indicated that people with chronic fatigue syndrome might benefit from B12 injections.
- It may lower the risk of breast cancer.
It is unproven that vitamin B12 alone reduces the risk of breast cancer, but there are studies that have shown that women who get more folate have lower risks of breast cancer. Vitamin B12 works with folate in your body, so it may help reduce breast cancer risk. There is also some evidence that postmenopausal women with the lowest amounts of B12 in their diet had an increased risk for breast cancer.
- It may reduce male infertility.
There are indications that vitamin B12 may improve sperm counts and sperm’s ability to swim.
- Your tongue may tattle on you about low B12.
Yes, your tongue can indicate a B12 deficiency. A mild deficiency can trigger tongue inflammation. Your tongue may be red and swollen.
- Your eyesight needs B12.
B12 benefits is our vision. Vitamin B12 deficiency is typically related to nervous system damage that affects the optic nerve leading up to the eye.
- Your memory may improve with B12.
Research suggests that a vitamin B12 deficiency, creating high levels of homocysteine in the blood, may be linked to dementia and memory problems.
- B12 makes your skin vibrant.
B12 deficiency often causes jaundice.
- Certain foods are rich in B12.
Vitamin B12 occurs only in animal foods. Good dietary sources include fish, shellfish, dairy products. organ meats, particularly liver and kidney, eggs, beef, and pork.
- B12 based injections are safe.
Many have reported positive results and clearer brain function even when they do not have a specific B12 deficiency per se. Vitamin B12 injections are generally considered to be very safe. They have no major side effects.
Be sure to take advantage of Sculpt Spa’s vitamin B12 based injections:
- For an instant boost of energy, sharpened focus, and improved mood, the Booster will help to kickstart your week.
- B12: Plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, cell metabolism, nerve function, and hormone balance.
- Optimize weight loss by boosting your metabolism and helping your body to quickly mobilize and burn fat.
- B12, MIC, L-Carnitine: Along with the benefits of B12, MIC and L-Carnitine help convert fat into energy, aiding in weight loss.
Get Additional Vitamin Injections & More At Sculpt Spa
SCULPT SPA, Las Vegas’ destination for aesthetic services, happily offers a wide range of VITAMIN INJECTIONS. Whether you’re looking for another way to prevent or treat migraines, give yourself a much-needed boost, or simply want to look your best, our professional staff can find the ideal vitamin injection for you.
Consider combining your vitamin injection with a session in our INFRARED SPA … or accompany it with a non-invasive body contouring program like CoolSculpting™. All our services are enjoyed in a stress-free, comfortable environment where you can binge your favorite series, catch up on reading, or simply engage in some self-care.