Sometimes a case of the “blah” is hard to diagnose. You eat right, exercise often, go to bed early, drink plenty of water, and yet you still aren’t at 100%. If there’s nothing medically amiss, the answer to your blahs might be as simple as a vitamin boost, particularly vitamin B12, the Swiss Army Knife of supplements.
Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells, which provide the energy your brain needs to function smoothly. It occurs naturally in animal products like meat, eggs, and dairy, and most people do get a sufficient amount of vitamin B12 through the foods they eat. But even a mild deficiency can have a significant impact on how you feel and function.
If you have a case of the “blahs,â€ a vitamin B12 injection may be just what you need to start feeling like yourself again. Take a look below at the variety of benefits that vitamin B12 offers:
Improves mood and concentration
A healthy central nervous system is crucial to regulating moods, and vitamin B12 supports cognitive function by helping to metabolize fatty acids. The neural benefits of vitamin B12 extend to concentration, memory, and overall mental fitness.
Vitamin B12 enables red blood cells to carry oxygen more efficiently, so they remain in optimal working condition. Additionally, Vitamin B12 has been known to speed up metabolism, which can mean weight loss benefits when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Enhances circulatory function
Efficient red blood cells aren’t the only circulatory benefit of vitamin B12. It can also reduce the levels of homocysteine (non-protein a-amino acid) in your blood. Higher levels of homocysteine are associated with heart disease and stroke. Vitamin B12, however, helps to metabolize homocysteine, keeping levels low and preventing it from blocking your arteries and overtaxing your heart.
Vitamin B12 deficiencies are linked to constipation, diarrhea, and an overall sluggish digestive system, which can lead to general toxicity in the body. So in addition to eating foods high in fiber, vitamin B12 injections can keep things moving at a steady, healthy pace.
Supports better sleep
Melatonin is the hormone that regulates your circadian rhythms and makes you feel sleepy. Because vitamin B12 affects melatonin production, a deficiency can result in insomnia. B12 injections can both increase production of melatonin in your pineal gland and cause an earlier release of the hormone. This means you get to sleep sooner and maintain a healthy, consistent sleep cycle.
Enriches skin, hair, and nails
In addition to all the health benefits of vitamin B12, it has beauty benefits as well. For skin, it helps repair skin cells and reduce dryness, redness, and even blemishes. Vitamin B12’s cell-repairing abilities also add shine to your hair and help it grow faster. It does the same for your nails, while also adding strength.
Enhance your health with vitamin injections
At Viva Wellness in San Diego, in addition to our cosmetic procedures and weight loss programs, we also offer a range of vitamin shots that address multiple concerns, including: fat metabolism, hormonal imbalances, liver function, fatigue, asthma, and more. If you have questions about how vitamin injections can enhance your body, mind and beauty, give us a call to set up an appointment today.