Who’s at Risk and needs B12 Injections?
Vegetarians or vegans
If you’re diet doesn’t consist of the proper amounts of meat, fish and eggs
Over age 50
Pregnant or breastfeeding
You take medications for heartburn or take potassium supplements
If you’ve had part of your stomach surgically removed or banded
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Why is a lack of B12 of such concern? In the short term, insufficient B12 levels can lead to deep fatigue, mood changes, and dementia-like qualities, preventing you from feeling your best and performing at your highest energy level. In the long term, an unchecked vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage, which is why it’s important to catch it early.
For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/
Injection vs. Pill
The stomach acids that aid in the natural breakdown of food also breakdown Vitamin B-12 pill supplements. The body will only absorb a small amount of the actual B-12 from a pill. In addition, as you get older your body’s ability to absorb B-12 through digestion continually decreases. In fact, many adults are unable to absorb B-12 into their body at all! Injections provide a direct method of supplying your body with the Vitamin B12.