B-12 is a natural, complex vitamin that is essential for the formation of healthy red blood cells, tissue and cellular repair. A B-12 deficiency can lead to pernicious anemia or cause symptoms such as memory loss and confusion.
Vitamin B-12 is obtained from animal foods in our diet; therefore, a deficiency may be seen in strict vegas and vegetarians where intestinal malabsorption is another factor that can cause a deficiency. There are also several factors that can decrease your B-12 level, including anti-acid or stomach acid controlling drugs, Type 2 diabetes medication (ie. Metformin) and nicotine.
Benefits of B-12 Injections
B-12 Shots Promote:
- Increased Energy
- Reduced Stress
- Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails
- Improved Sleep
- Improved Mood
- Improved Memory
- Reduced Numbness and Tingling in Extremities
This is the most commonly used form of B-12. It is a good choice for individuals who are healthy.
B-12 with Amino Acids
This has all the benefits of B-12, but also contains fat-burning amino acids which decrease the deposit of or speed up the removal of fat within the liver. (Amino Acids: Methionine, Inositol and Choline)
Complex with Amino Acids
This contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, L-carnitine, Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Ascorbic Acid and Lidocaine.