Vitamin B12 shots have been all the rage — and for good reason. Aside from being quick, easy, and relatively painless, these injections come with a long list of health benefits.
They’re also hot pink, so naturally we’re on board.
Below, we’re highlighting 10 reasons why you need B12 shots in your life (… read to the end for an exciting announcement.)
What is Vitamin B-12?
Vitamin B-12 is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins that must be obtained through the diet, most commonly via animal products (or supplementation). It plays an important role in a wide variety of body processes, including red blood cell production, energy metabolism, and nervous system function.
A weekly B-12 shot can:
- Boost energy levels. All B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel it can actively use, which may combat weakness and fatigue.
- Strengthen hair, skin, and nail health. Adequate levels of B12 may help the body produce new skin cells and prevent a number of uncomfortable aesthetic complications, like hyperpigmentation and nail discoloration.
- Improve mood and fight symptoms of depression. This vitamin plays an important role in serotonin synthesis and metabolism. Though not fully understood, a B12 deficiency may lead to decreased production of this happy hormone.
- Aid in weight loss. Some research suggests that B12 plays a vital role in fat metabolism and may promote maintenance of a healthy body weight.
- Improve memory. Deficiency or not, B12 supplementation has been shown to boost memory performance.
- Bolster your bones. Low levels of B12 have been associated with a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Support healthy nervous system function. B12 maintains the protective sheath surrounding our nerves, which prevents damage and associated symptoms, like sensory loss and numbness in the hands and feet.
- Ensure a steady production of red blood cells, which help shuttle oxygen around the body.
- Soothe gastrointestinal issues. Some people struggle to absorb enough B12 due to GI conditions, like celiac and Crohn’s disease. (If this is you, make sure to consult with your doctor before self-treating with B12 injections).
- Supplement a vegan or vegetarian diet. Plant-based eaters are more likely to have low levels of B12, which is primarily found in meat, eggs, fish, and dairy products.
Lucky you! Starting March 22nd, B12 injections can be scheduled as an add-on for any existing or future appointment with no extra time needed.
Call/text (480) 687-8996 to book!
We can’t wait to see you in clinic!
Annie + The Skin Charm Team
words by Emily 🙂