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Your body needs vitamin B12 to make DNA and keep your red blood cells and nervous system healthy. Getting enough of this crucial vitamin through your diet can be tricky. B12 deficiency can lead to issues with metabolism, weight loss, energy, concentration, and more. At Beautifeye in Edina, Minnesota, the team provides vitamin B12 shots to ensure you always feel your best. Schedule an appointment over the phone or book online.
B12 Shots Q & A
What is vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 helps your nervous system function regulates things like your metabolism and your sleep. Your body doesn’t produce B12 naturally, which means you need to get B12 through animal products like meat, fish, and dairy, supplements, or foods fortified with the vitamin.
You may experience a vitamin B12 deficiency if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet incorrectly, or if you have difficulty absorbing nutrients from the food you eat.
B12 deficiency is a relatively common consequence of weight loss surgery, as many such procedures directly and intentionally affect how much food your body absorbs. Some people also have trouble absorbing the vitamin as they get older.
What signs and symptoms suggest a B12 deficiency?
A vitamin B12 deficiency can prevent you from feeling like your best self, and it may take a toll on your physical and mental wellbeing. For the most part, this is because the vitamin is necessary for healthy red blood cell production.
Without B12, your body might not get enough oxygen. Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency include:
- Slowing metabolism or weight gain
- Trouble concentrating or feeling foggy
- Being irritable or moody
- Feeling fatigued or tired
- Trouble sleeping through the night
- Getting sick more frequently
When left untreated, B12 deficiency can cause lasting nerve damage.
It’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor at Beautifeye if you notice any changes in your health, including if you feel “off” on a day-to-day basis. A simple B12 shot could remedy some of the issues you experience.
How is vitamin B12 deficiency treated?
In some cases, treating B12 deficiency is as simple as modifying your diet. You might also need to take a multivitamin, which usually contains enough B12 for a person’s daily requirement.
However, chances are a vitamin B12 deficiency means you have difficulty attaining or absorbing the nutrient. If that’s the case, your doctor at Beautifeye can provide injections of B12, which can be a short-term or long-term treatment option.
Vitamin B12 shots are a simple but great way to boost your energy, your metabolism, your mood, and your ability to concentrate.
To get tested and treated for a vitamin B12 deficiency, call the Beautifeye in Edina, Minnesota, or book an appointment online today.
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