Feeling tired? Difficulty losing weight? You may be Vitamin B-12 deficient

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What is Vitamin B-12? 

According to the National Institutes of Health, Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble nutrient that your body needs to produce red blood cells, keep nerve cells healthy for optimal neurological function, and helps synthesize DNA. Vitamin B-12 also helps prevent megaloblastic anemia, a blood condition that makes people tired and weak. 

Vitamin B-12 deficiency is common and widespread. The reasons vary, but most cases of Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are impacted by diet and lifestyle. Environmental factors such as pollutants and pesticides and genetic modifications added to animal products we consume may all be factors leading to deficiencies. Since the compound is only present in animal-based foods, vegans and vegetarians struggle having a high enough supply of Vitamin B-12. 

Symptoms of Vitamin B-12 deficiency 

  • fatigue   
  • brain fog   
  • irritability   
  • pale skin   
  • muscle weakness   
  • mood changes   
  • appetite loss   
  • swollen tongue 
  • numb or tingling feeling in hands and feet

Where can I find Vitamin B-12?


Despite it's vital role in our health, the body cannot produce Vitamin B-12 on it's own. Vitamin B12 is usually present in animal products, especially dairy products, poultry, eggs, red meat and fish. We can also access it from fortified foods, such as cereals and soy or rice milk. 

Although we can consume Vitamin B-12, some people may struggle to absorb it despite their efforts to consume healthy foods. According to Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Vitamin B-12 is removed from protein and sent into the bloodstream. For our body to properly absorb it, the stomach needs to have sufficient acid to perform the removal, a process that is not always completed successfully due to the lack of something called the intrinsic factor.

Everything you need to know about B-12 injections

Whenever people find it difficult to maintain adequate Vitamin B-12 levels, B-12 supplements and shots often come to their aid. Vitamin B-12 injections, offered at ZO Skin Centre Dallas, enable the body to absorb Vitamin B-12 without it having to go through the digestive system. 

Vitamin B-12 shots also known as "Skinny Shots" are lipotropic injections, which is a mixture of amino acids, B vitamins, and lipotropic agents that are administered to aid in weight loss, according to DFW Sports Medicine

Vitamin B-12 injections should be administered by nurse, physician or nutritionist. The practitioner may inject the B-12 in the arm or other intramuscular regions like buttocks or thigh. B-12 injections bypass the gut so that patients receive the full dose of the essential vitamin directly into their bloodstream. 

Oftentimes people feel increased energy immediately after the shot, or feel it's effects after doing injections over time. In the long run, regular Vitamin B-12 injections may reduce the risk of many serious medical conditions such as: stroke; heart disease; dementia; osteoporosis; anemia; and vision loss.

Benefits of B-12 injections: 

  •  balanced metabolism  
  • increased energy  
  • improved cognitive function  
  • better sleep  
  • improved bone density  
  • better mood  
  • weight loss

Need a boost of B-12? ZO Skin Centre Dallas offers Vitamin B-12 injections that are administered by our experienced nurses. Vitamin B-12 injections are safe to do weekly over the course of a few months. Packages and promotions are available to keep you healthy, energized and feeling your best. 

For more information, or to find out if Vitamin B-12 injections are right for you, contact ZO Skin Centre Dallas for consultations and general inquires. 

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