Get to Know B12
Statistics have shown that an overwhelming majority of people worldwide don’t get enough B12. In fact, most adults over the age of 50 have difficulty absorbing the vitamin. Learn exactly what B12 is, how you may have a deficiency and what you can do about it.
What is B12?
B12 is one of eight B vitamins and is vital to ensure the proper functioning and health of nerve tissue, brain function, and red blood cells. Like all B vitamins, it’s a water-soluble vitamin, which means it dissolves in water and travels through the bloodstream.
How to know if you need more
Signs that you may have a deficiency include irritability, feeling run down (especially in the afternoon), memory loss, depression, pale skin, brain fog, and mental cloudiness. Even unique symptoms such as burning sensations, muscle cramps, bleeding gums, and slow reflexes can indicate there is a deficiency.
How to attain B12
Bottom line, if you’re deficient, you probably need supplements. These come in oral form (pills and liquid) that require your body to digest and absorb the vitamin, which can be an issue for many. The most direct way to supplement B12 is with a small injection (a B12 shot). Talk to your doctor and discuss if shots are something you need. You can make a doctor’s appointment or you can come on over to Cover-Tek! We offer B12 shots in our office with no appointment necessary. It is recommended that you get a shot every 3-4 weeks to maintain the benefits. In fact, you’ll likely notice when it’s time for your next shot.
B12 is an important vitamin to have in your system. Without it, you could experience troublesome effects that could impact your day to day life. Check out what Cover-Tek can do for you in terms of your B12 needs and other important vitamins.