Vitamin B12 Injections in Garland & San Antonio
Everybody needs vitamin B12. This vitamin is responsible for making the body work properly. It helps the body make red blood cells, maintains nerve cells, converts food into energy and is needed to make DNA. Not consuming enough of vitamin B12 can cause a deficiency.
In addition to not consuming enough of vitamin B12, a deficiency can be caused by pernicious anemia, malabsorption, vegetarian diets, medications and intestinal problems. Key benefits of B12 injections include:
- Helps regulate appetite, energy, sleep and mood
- Boosts overall metabolic rate in metabolizing proteins and fats, which helps you lose weight
- Increases red blood cell production
- Keeps nerves healthy by producing fatty tissue around the nerves called myelin
- Detoxes the body and maintains good liver health
- Helps produce the chemical serotonin, which makes you feel good
- Increases energy
It’s better to receive B12 injections than to take an oral supplement. That’s because stomach acids break down the supplement and only a small amount of the actual B12 is absorbed. As you age, the body’s ability to absorb B12 through digestion decreases. Vitamin B12 injections provide a direct method of the body receiving this nutrient, and it’s available as needed.
It’s important to note that vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and not stored by the body. It’s eliminated through the urine at a rapid rate. To reduce deficiencies and gain optimal benefits, one injection a week is recommended. If you are feeling tired, you may benefit from more than one injection per week. Loss of weight varies, but some people lose 10 pounds a month with weekly injections. Others find it helps kick start their weight loss. B12 shots are relatively painless and often given in the upper arm. B12 injections are safe for all ages.
Integrated Healthcare Centers: B12 Injections and Medical Weight Loss
At Integrated Healthcare Centers, we offer B12 injections for just $25 a pop. Come in for just a shot or integrate your injections with our other weight loss options, including nutritional counseling, appetite suppressants, group exercise classes, acupuncture or hypnosis diet plans. We take a multi-faceted approach to losing weight, increasing good health and maintaining it. Our holistic approach is designed to work synergistically for optimal patient outcome.
Feeling tired? Not sleeping well? Need help with losing weight? B12 injections just may be the solution. Give us a call at 972-686-7400 to set up a one-on-one consultation. Our medical professionals take the time to do blood work, review your eating habits and take a full family medical history to devise a medical weight loss plan just for you. After all, everyone burns calories differently. Get a medical loss weight plan that is customized to your unique makeup.