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Vitamin B12 injections can improve the way you look and feel. Like the other seven B vitamins, vitamin B12 is essential to metabolism and digestion – it helps your body use fats and proteins, and converts food into the fuel it needs for energy. The B vitamins are essential to optimal nervous system function and are even necessary for healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver. Vitamin B12 works with vitamin B9 to produce red blood cells and help the way iron works in your body, optimize your immune system, and improve your mood.

History Of Vitamin B12 Injections?

Vitamin B12 injections make getting enough vitamins easier than it used to be. Vitamin B12 supplements got their start at the beginning of the 20th Century when doctors were trying to solve pernicious anemia. One physician, Dr. Newcastle, found he could regurgitate his own gastric juices to share with his patients to improve their absorption of nutrients; this practice did not have a sustainable business model. In 1920, scientist Dr. Whipple suggested eating raw liver; after verification of his research in 1926, people with pernicious anemia would eat at least a half pound of raw liver every day.

Fortunately, science advanced vitamin B12 supplement technology quickly. Karl A. Folkers and Alexander R. Todd discovered, isolated, and gave vitamin B12 its official name, cobalamin, in 1948. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin soon determined the molecular structure of this vitamin, paving the way for mass production. Today, you can get vitamin B12 supplements through convenient injections.

Who Benefits From Vitamin B12 Injections?

Vitamin B12 injections at Revenge MD are essential in the treatment of treat vitamin deficiencies, and in the prevention and treatment of pernicious anemia. With the busy lifestyles and poor nutritional habits, most modern Americans may benefit from vitamin B12 shots. You may benefit if you:

– Have low levels of vitamin B12 in your blood
– Are aging
– Do not metabolize your food properly
– Have a high risk for heart disease
– Are a vegan who does not eat animal products
– Have a condition, such as pancreatitis or Crohn’s disease, which prevents you from absorbing nutrients
– Have had weight loss surgery
– Are too busy to eat a well-balanced diet
– Were ever diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori, an organism in the intestines that can cause an ulcer
– Struggle with an eating disorder, including binge eating or poor nutritional intake
– Have HIV
– Suffer from pernicious anemia

Side Effects, Precautions, And Interactions

All medications, including vitamin B12 shots, may cause unwanted or unhealthy side effects. Most side effects are non-serious and disappear with continued use. The most common adverse reactions include redness or swelling at the injection site, mild diarrhea, itching, or a feeling that you have swelling.

Most people tolerate vitamin B12 shots well but this therapy is not appropriate for everyone. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you have allergies to cobalt, used in the synthesis of vitamin B12, or to any drugs. You may not be able to use vitamin B12 injections if you have ever had low blood potassium levels, gout, other vitamin deficiencies, or certain disorders of the blood or eyes. These injections may not be right for you if you have kidney disease or are pregnant.

Injectable vitamin B12 may interact with other medications to cause unexpected or unwanted results. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using vitamin B12 shots if you are taking drugs that affect blood cell production, such as HIV and anti-cancer medications.

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