B12 Injections Can Increase Your Energy Levels and Boost Your Immune System
You may have heard of B12 injections as a way of assisting weight loss, but did you know these shots have a plethora of other advantages, too?
B12 shots (also known as lipotropic shots or lipo shots) utilize three compounds that already appear naturally within the body – choline, methionine, and inositol. They also contain vitamin B12, which plays an integral role in your body’s functions, including nerve cell health, energy production, and red blood cell formation.
Together, all of these compounds can alleviate a number of symptoms you may be experiencing, e.g. fatigue, while also boosting your immune system.
How Do B12 Injections Work?
A B12-MIC injection will work on a number of levels, with each compound bringing its own advantages.
As we’ve already seen, vitamin B12 plays a big role in DNA (and RNA) replication, while also being hugely important in the reaction that creates hemoglobin (the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen around your body).
If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin B12, this can affect the replication of DNA and RNA, which can lead to a higher risk of cancer. It may also increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack due to the buildup of a certain amino acid (homocysteine). Therefore, having B12 injected into your body can reduce your tiredness and strengthen your immune system.
Choline is a lipotropic, which quite literally means it loves fat. This amino acid is normally found in beans, cauliflower, beef, eggs, and some nuts. It helps prevent a buildup of fatty deposits in the liver and arteries while also metabolizing fats.
The other two lipotropics are methionine and inositol. The former works like choline to prevent fatty deposits from building up but also assists in a chemical reaction that removes the byproducts of protein metabolism. This means it helps protect your kidneys and liver. The latter lipotropic combines with choline to create lecithin, which protects the liver, heart, and arteries. It also helps retain a healthy nervous system, lowering no matter how severe a mood disorder (e.g. depression) may be.
All of these components work together to boost your immune system and increase your energy levels, while also providing a number of other positive effects, too – e.g. weight loss.
Are B12 Shots Right for Me?
Even if you don’t need to lose any weight, key indications that a B12 injection is right for you if you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms:
- Numbness and/or tingling sensations
- Nerve pain
- Sadness and/or depression
- Lack of motivation
- Confusion or brain fog
- Poor memory
- Difficulty concentrating
By receiving B12 injections, you can enjoy relief from the above symptoms, while also feeling safe in the knowledge that you’re boosting your immune system. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight and you aren’t deficient in vitamin B12, these shots can really benefit your lifestyle and overall health. And the best bit? You can have these injections carried out at your local chiropractor clinic in Greenwood Village!
To book a consultation with our nurse practitioner at the Belleview Spine and Wellness Clinic, call 303-771-3102.