There’s a problem with the American diet — we’re well-fed, but we’re not necessarily well-nourished. In fact, nearly one-third of the population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency and 1% of the population doesn’t take in enough vitamin B12.
At ENVY Skin Clinic, we believe that a big part of looking great comes from the inside. While we offer a wide range of cutting-edge services that can help your appearance, we also want to ensure that your body has the resources it needs to glow from within. As part of these efforts, we offer vitamin B12 injections.
Here’s a look at some of the many benefits of boosting your B12 levels through injections.
1. Gives you extra energy
One of the first things you may notice when your body doesn’t have enough B12 is a lack of energy. Vitamin B12 plays a large role in the creation of red blood cells, which carry much-needed oxygen. If your body’s cells aren’t getting the oxygen they need, they become weak, leaving you feeling fatigued.
2. Provides a nutrient your body doesn’t produce
The human body doesn’t produce B12, but collects it from outside sources, namely animal products. If your diet doesn’t include B12-rich foods, our injections can make up the critical difference.
3. Protects health of your baby during pregnancy
If you’re pregnant, you need to have higher-than-normal levels of B12 to help with your fetus’s development, especially when it comes to nervous system development, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
One study showed that pregnant women with vitamin B12 levels lower than 250 mg/dL (this number should be around 400 mg/dL) were three times more likely to have a child with brain or spinal cord defects. If vitamin B12 levels drop below 150 mg/dL, the risk increases by five times.
4. Boosts bone health
Your levels of vitamin B12 can also play a role in the health of your bones. For example, a study found that people with a vitamin B12 deficiency had lower average bone mineral density. This deficit can become more significant the older you get because your bones naturally lose density.
With our B12 injections, we can help support the strength of your bones and help reduce your risks for developing osteoporosis.
5. Improves your mood
While there’s much that we still don’t understand about mood regulation in the brain, we do know that vitamin B12 plays a role in synthesizing and metabolizing serotonin, which is the “feel good” chemical in your brain.
By boosting your levels of B12 through our injections, we can influence the production of serotonin to elevate your mood.
In order to accomplish the objectives we outline above, we deliver the vitamin B12 directly to where you need it most — into your bloodstream. This allows us to bypass your digestive tract, where problems with B12 absorption can crop up.
If you’d like to improve your health and wellness with vitamin B12 injections, contact one of our two offices in Sherman Oaks or Glendale, California.