B12 Injections for Energy
More than ever, Moms are multi-tasking their way through everyday life. Wearing the revolving hats of mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, employee, and business owner can leave us feeling like spinning tops merely reacting to the next catastrophe and feeling exhausted at the end of each day. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra healthy boost of energy? If you find yourself feeling fatigued and unfocused every day, your B12 levels may benefit from a boost!
What is Vitamin B12?
Critical to your overall health, Vitamin B12 is directly involved in how your body produces energy and regulates your metabolism. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that as many as 50% of Americans are deficient in B12. That means that about 1 in every 2 of us is walking around with sluggish energy levels and a potentially slow metabolism due to low B12 levels!
7 Reasons You Should Try B12 Injections
If you’re a busy mom now pondering if this may be YOU, here are seven reasons you may want to try supplementing with B12 injections from Infinite Youth Medical Spa.
Reason #1 – Boost Energy
The most common symptom of low B12 levels is fatigue. The mitochondria of your body’s cells need Vitamin B12, and the whole B Vitamin family to effectively produce energy in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). That’s why you’ll always see B12 in energy drinks and shots! But get this—lots of people are deficient in B12 even if they consume it through food, beverages or supplements. As it turns out, their GI tract is just not effective at absorbing B12 so they can’t benefit from what they consume. B12 injections for energy bypass the GI tract and go straight to your body’s cells to start making energy!
Reason #2 – Rev Up Your Metabolism
Have you heard of the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)? That’s how many calories your body naturally burns throughout the day at rest. Remember the mitochondria in your cells that we just discussed? It turns out that mitochondria also helps regulate BMR! The amount of ATP your mitochondria produces each day helps set your metabolism level for the day. So, if your B12 levels are low, it is reasonable to assume that you may not be burning as many calories at rest as you could be.
Reason #3 – Stimulate Weight Loss
Based on what we just learned about B12’s role in metabolism it’s no wonder that it can impact your weight loss efforts as well. It’s important to note that B12 shots don’t CAUSE weight loss; they support it. They do this by improving the lifestyle factors that directly impact weight loss like sleep quality, healthy metabolism, energy levels, and overall mood.
Reason #4 – Improve Your Sleep Quality
Methylcobalamin is a form of B12 that is manufactured to be readily used by your body. It is the form most commonly used in B12 injections. In recent studies, methylcobalamin has been shown to improve circadian rhythm or your body’s natural rhythm of wake hours and rest hours allowing you to have a more restful sleep pattern.
Reason #5 – Beat the Blues
Did you know that depression can be influenced by nutritional deficiencies, inflammation in your body, lack of exercise and weight gain? The low energy levels commonly associated with deficient B12 levels by no means helps those who are already feeling tired and depressed. The energy boost from B12 can augment other treatments a person may be pursuing to treat depression.
Reason #6 – Get Sick Less
Your body works hard to fight off viruses and bacteria every day. Your immune system’s T cells play an integral role in this. Studies show that supplementing with the methylcobalamin form of B12 can restore abnormalities in the CD4 and CD8 T cell ratio. A more favorable ratio helps your body both prevent and fight off injection sooner. If you are someone who is consistently getting sick, it may be worth getting your B12 levels checked to see if you would benefit from supplementation!
Reason #7 – More Luscious Locks
Several key vitamins are needed for optimal hair growth, and B12 is, of course, one of them! A healthy hair shaft needs adequate levels of serum Vitamin B12, hemoglobin and ferritin to grow. If ANY of these are low your hair growth and hair quality will be impacted.
Interested to see if YOU could benefit from giving your B12 levels a boost with injections? Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss B12 injections with Katie McClellan PA-C, owner of Infinite Youth Medical Spa!