06 Dec Are You Getting the Vitamin B12 Your Body Needs?
Maybe you’ve had a friend who’s received a B12 injection or infusion. Maybe they’ve told you about experiencing a boost of energy or sense of wellness after such a treatment. Did you know that at Youtherapy Med Spa, you can try a B12 injection or IV vitamin infusion right here in Scarsdale?
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an important nutrient found in meat, eggs, milk, and fortified cereals and soymilk. Vitamin B12 is absolutely essential to the human body and is used in the production of blood cells, nerve cells, and DNA. It also plays a role in converting the food we eat into energy. Without enough B12, people may feel tired and listless, or suffer from headaches. And according to the National Institutes of Health** many American adults are deficient in this essential vitamin – and that includes up to 20% of people over 60!
Having a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meats and fish (or supplemented vegan alternatives) is critical for all kinds of health, aging and skin concerns. But, the body is limited in how much vitamin B12 it can absorb through the digestive system. And as we age, the rate of absorption only decreases.
But when it’s injected under the skin, B12 levels in the bloodstream rise immediately and can be used by the body right away for cellular energy and repair. Celebrities such as Madonna, Katy Perry and Charlize Theron have been open about how regular injections/infusions of vitamin B12 help them feel and perform at their best.
That said, like any supplement, vitamin B12 injections are not for everyone. Dr. Greenberg can discuss your medical history during a complimentary consultation to see if a one-time, or regular vitamin B12 injection could help you reach your health and wellness goals.
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