Vitamin B12 injections boost energy levels and improve your body’s metabolic functions. At Metabolic Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Murrells Inlet, Columbia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, Meridith Womick, MD, and the team offer vitamin B12 injections to support weight management. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking feature to learn more about the benefits of vitamin B12 injections today.
Vitamin B12 is one of the B vitamins. It’s an essential nutrient, which means your body can’t make vitamin B12, and it must come from outside sources.
You need vitamin B12 to make red blood cells and DNA and support nervous system function.
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products like meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy foods. In foods, the vitamin is bound to protein, and the acids in your stomach free vitamin B12 from the protein. It then combines with another protein called intrinsic factor to be absorbed in the small intestine.
To get an adequate amount of vitamin B12, you must eat foods that contain the nutrient and make the protein that helps you absorb it. Vegans (people who don’t consume any meat products) and people lacking intrinsic factors are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
A vitamin B12 deficiency affects energy levels and immune health and may cause neurological problems like numbness and tingling in your hands and feet.
Vitamin B12 injections bypass the stomach, ensuring the body gets what it needs to function properly.
The team at Metabolic Medical Center recommends vitamin B12 injections for people with a vitamin B12 deficiency. They also use the injections to help those following their weight loss programs.
If you have concerns about vitamin B12, schedule a consultation at Metabolic Medical Center. The team can review your symptoms and medical history and run lab work to check your vitamin B12 levels.
If you’re deficient or unable to meet your daily needs through your diet, you might need vitamin B12 injections.
Vitamin B12 injections offer many benefits. In addition to reversing your deficiency, these injections restore energy levels, fix your metabolism, and alleviate any neurological symptoms.
For weight loss, vitamin B12 may motivate you to work out and improve your body’s ability to use fat and carbohydrates for energy.
Your provider at Metabolic Medical Center explains what you can expect during your vitamin B12 injections at your consultation. The injection is quick, but you may feel a slight pinching pain when the needle enters the skin.
The frequency of your injections depends on your needs. Some patients benefit from weekly injections, while others may only need one once a month.
Call Metabolic Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about vitamin B12 injections.