What exactly are vitamin B12 injections?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as cobalamin. This vitamin plays a direct role in DNA production. Most group B vitamins are found in different food and are synthesized by plants. However, this isn’t the case for vitamin B12, which requires intake of products of animal origin such as meat, fish, shellfish, eggs and dairy products (cheese, yoghurt, milk). Vitamin B12-enriched products (soy and rice-based drinks, for example) can also be a great dietary supplement for vegans. The recommended daily intake for women and men is estimated at 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B12. If you have a deficiency, one solution may be to opt for IV therapy, such as those offered by YuBoost, which will rapidly remedy the deficiency as vitamin B12 is almost instantly absorbed into the bloodstream.
In what cases should vitamin B12 be taken?
You should think about taking a vitamin B12 supplement if you’re experiencing severe fatigue, feel a real drop in energy levels or your immunity defences are reduced. You may feel this, for example, when seasons change. It’s also indicated for vegetarians and vegans who often have vitamin B12 deficiency given their diet that contains little or no products of animal origin. Seniors are also highly-vulnerable to vitamin B12 deficiency as it’s a vitamin that the body assimilates less well over the years. Here, at YuBoost, we propose several types of IV therapy to supplement dietary intake that’s lacking in vitamin B12. Vitamin injections are administered directly into the bloodstream, without travelling through the digestive wall: this means the vitamins are assimilated rapidly and you feel a booster effect a few hours after the infusion.
What are the benefits of vitamin B12?
- Boosts energy
- Improves nervous system function
- Reduces fatigue
- Boosts immune defences
- Helps red blood cell formation
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases
Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in cell division, red blood cell formation (haematopoiesis), psychological functions and nervous system health. It helps maintain normal energy levels and has anti-anaemic and anti-fatigue effects. It’s also involved in boosting the immune system. When it’s taken along with vitamins B6 and B9, it also helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.
What are the side effects of vitamin B12?
In cases of deficiency: anaemia, digestive, neurological and psychological disorders
In cases of overdosing: insomnia on the day of vitamin intake, worsening of mild acne
Few side effects have been reported with vitamin B12, even in cases of overdosing. Notwithstanding, some patients may have had difficulty falling asleep or experienced temporary acne flare-ups.
On the other hand, a number of side effects has been reported in cases of vitamin B12 deficiency. Anaemia, i.e. insufficient iron in the blood, is likely to occur; a certain paleness of the skin or hair loss may be a warning sign. Digestive disorders such as nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, severe fatigue and muscle weakness may also be observed. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause neurological (tingling, numbness in the limbs) and psychological (mood disorders, for example) symptoms.