Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as cobalamin. It plays a vital role in brain function and the production of DNA and red blood cells. Chemically, vitamin B12 can exist in several different forms, but all of them contain the mineral cobalt. The vitamin can be stored in the liver for a long time, so it may take a few years for a deficiency to develop. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in brain function and red blood cell production.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12 is 6 micrograms per day and deficiency is very common. An untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anemia, which occurs when your body doesn't have enough B12 to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs.
Vitamin B12 shots are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency. The injections are prescribed by a doctor and given intramuscularly, or into muscle. Injections are usually given as hydroxocobalamin or cyanocobalamin. These are very effective at raising blood levels of B12 and preventing/reversing a deficiency. If you are deficient in vitamin B12, then the injections are very effective at raising your blood levels.
Vitamin B12 injections can help with:
· Brain function.
· Age related macular degeneration.
· Supporting the healthy balance of moods.
· Boosting stamina and reducing fatigue and weakness.
· Improving a sluggish metabolism.
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