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By far the most popular type of vitamin shot is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble molecule that’s essential for a variety of body functions. Among other things, it’s required for good brain health, DNA production, and the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 bonds easily to cobalt, which in turn is stored easily in the liver. As such, even if someone’s diet is deficient, it can take years for symptoms to develop.
One reason many people need B12 supplements is that B12 is only naturally found in animal products like meat and dairy. Only 6 micrograms per day is recommended, but that’s going to be a challenge if you’re vegetarian or vegan. As a matter of fact, studies show that as many as 90 percent of vegetarians and vegans may have a Vitamin B12 deficiency.
But even if you eat a lot of meat and dairy, you might not be in the clear. The reason for this is that Vitamin B12 doesn’t absorb easily into the body on its own. Instead, it has to bind to a protein in your stomach called “intrinsic factor.” Intrinsic factor bonds easily both to Vitamin B12 and molecules in your blood, so it allows the vitamin to be absorbed.
For most healthy people, this isn’t a problem. However, there are a number of risk factors that can reduce the amount of intrinsic factor in your gut. People who suffer from intestinal diseases, such as Crohn’s or celiac, fall into this category. Similarly, if you’ve had any intestinal surgery, your risk may be higher. The risk is also higher for the elderly, since we produce less intrinsic factor as we get older.


What Are the Benefits of a Vitamin B12 Injection?
  • Balance or Increase in Your Metabolism
  • Prevent Anemia by Increasing Red Blood Cells
  • Keep Your Brain Healthy. ... helps with brain fog
  • Benefit Your Mood
  • Benefit Your Unborn Baby
  • Support Healthy Bones and Prevent Osteoporosis
  • Healthy Hair, Nails, and Skin.
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