Benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamins are necessary for overall health and well-being of the body. Hydroxocobalamin, also known as vitamin B12, is a water soluble vitamin that is essential for sound health of the body. This vitamin is required by the body because it cannot be stored as it is water soluble in nature and must be provided to the body. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood cells, and nerves. Most people get vitamin B12 in their diet, but a deficiency may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., poor nutrition, stomach/intestinal problems, infection, cancer) which can result in a B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 has a lot of important functions in the body and helps regulate systems of the body. Following are the benefits of Vitamin B-12 injections:

Maintenance of Nervous system:

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) helps in the Maintenance of the nervous system. It helps in the myelination of the neurons and hence it is crucial for the neuronal axons. Vitamin B12 deficiency often leads to neurological disturbances. So, vitamin infusions can help to prevent such neurological disorders.

Effect on red blood cells:

Vitamin B12 is essential for a normal and adequate number of red blood cells. Red blood cells provide body with oxygen and it is crucial for every system of the body. It’s deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia which means there are fewer and large sized red blood cells in the body that are insufficient and inefficient to carry enough oxygen. Vitamin B12 injections can help prevent anemia due to Vitamin B12 deficiency as it provides body with the vitamin immediately.

Vitamins B12 Strengthens Immune system:

Vitamin B12 has a role in proper working of immune system as it serves as a cofactor for development of DNA for new cells including immune cells. It helps to increase the number of T and B cells in the body and hence boost the immune system of the body and provides sound health. Vitamin B12 deficiency leads to immuno-compromised state that can be ameliorated with the help of vitamin B12 infusions.

Vitamin B12 and anxiety:

It plays a role in releasing certain chemicals such as serotonin that affect mood and normal functioning of the brain. A deficiency of vitamin B12 leads to depression and anxiety. To treat chronic stress and anxiety, vitamin B12 is a must. Vitamin b12 injections are helpful in those patients who have clinical symptoms of stress and depression.

Effect on vision:

Vitamin B12 helps in normal functioning of the eye and prevents macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration is a visual disease that occurs more often in old age. Thus, Vitamin B12 injections are beneficial in preventing visual problems.

Improves bone health and prevent bone diseases:

Vitamin B12 is essential for proper deposition of minerals in the bone and hence for maintenence of normal density of the bone. It’s deficiency is related to a decreased density of bones which further leads to osteoporosis with time(more frequently in females). Thus, Vitamin B12 is required for bone health and it helps in prevention of osteoporosis. Vitamin B12 infusions are beneficial for healthy bones and proper maintenance of the skeletal system.

What We Offer:

At Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic, we only get our medications through highly reputable pharmacies. If you have a history of anemia, depression, anxiety, or nerve or bone conditions, give B-12 injections a try. It&rsquo s fast, convenient, and affordable.

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Author Tara Kinney, CRNA, APRN As a lifelong learner with over 10 years of experience working in the operating room, Ms. Kinney began to develop an appreciation for the many uses of ketamine and its applications in therapy. As an independent practitioner and owner-operator of Advantage Anesthesia, Ms. Kinney oversaw the care of countless surgical patients and developed a love for the state of Iowa and surrounding counties. It was while working and living in Bettendorf, Iowa that Ms. Kinney saw the need of the community for more holistic and comprehensive care of chronic pain and mood disorders. Ms. Kinney then attended the Ketamine Academy and joined the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners before opening Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic in February of 2020. In her free time, she is an avid volleyball player and state record skydiver. She has two children, loves to scuba dive and golf in tropical locations, and cares for numerous small animals rescued from the humane society.


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