Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in your body’s central nervous system function, blood formation, and cellular metabolism. To prevent your body from experiencing a chemical breakdown or problems related to any of these factors, it’s important to eat foods high in vitamin B12, or take supplements or lipotropic injections that can help you meet the daily recommended intake.
If your body lacks a sufficient amount of vitamin B12, your DNA and RNA can experience problems with replicating properly, which may increase the risk for cancer. Lack of vitamin B12 can also lead to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and make you feel tired and sluggish on a daily basis. Sometimes, people will blame lack of energy and sluggishness on the aging process, when in reality, their bodies may just lack vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur for the following reasons:
- Failing to eat enough foods that contain vitamin B12
- Suffering from pernicious anemia, which attacks the cells in the stomach that help with absorbing vitamin B12
- Having undergone weight-loss surgery that removed part of the stomach or small intestine, resulting in malabsorption of nutrients
- Having digestion problems, such as parasites, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, or bacteria growth in the small intestine
Most adults need at least 2.4 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B12 per day. Your daily intake of vitamin B12 can be increased if you eat foods such as eggs, cheese, poultry, meat, and seafood. Additionally, foods such as beef liver, clams, and cereal fortified with B12 often contain the highest amounts of the vitamin.
By eating foods high in vitamin B12 or by taking vitamin B12 supplements, you can start feeling more energetic while also enhancing your central nervous system, improving your metabolism, and regulating your body’s DNA replication.
Rock Creek Wellness offers lipotropic injections that can enhance your body’s natural fat-burning abilities while also providing your body with essential vitamins and nutrients it may be lacking. Contact us today to learn more about lipotropic injections and schedule a consultation.