B12 is one of the many vitamins your body needs to function correctly. However, many people have low or deficient B12 levels, which can cause a variety of disruptive symptoms. Victor Rafa, DC, Rona Palompo, DPT, and the experienced team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California, provide vitamin B12 injections to improve your energy, mood, and overall health. Call the practice or make an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of B12 injections.
Vitamin B12 injections are an injectable dose of this valuable nutrient. The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. offers B12 injections to enhance your overall health, energy levels, and more. The team often includes the injections in weight loss programs or to address other issues like chronic headaches or sleep disruptions.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that you usually consume by eating animal products. However, vegans and vegetarians aren’t the only people to experience B12 deficiencies. You also have a risk of B12 deficiency if you had weight loss surgery, which can interfere with how your body absorbs nutrients during digestion.
Additionally, some patients just don’t absorb B12 efficiently. For example, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease disrupt your digestive process. You might also have insufficient intrinsic factor proteins in your stomach; these proteins are necessary for B12 absorption.
Some of the common signs of a B12 deficiency include:
When the team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. recognizes the signs of a B12 deficiency, they might order blood work to confirm your diagnosis and screen for other conditions that cause similar symptoms.
B12 injections provide many benefits, including:
B12 helps convert carbohydrates into glucose, which your body burns for energy. Disruptions to this metabolic process trigger fatigue and low energy levels.
B12 helps to maintain the microbiome in your digestive tract and prevents inflammation. As a result, your body digests food and absorbs nutrients efficiently.
B12 improves cognitive function and reduces your risk of neurodegenerative conditions by supporting neurotransmitter signaling.
B12 helps your body produce melatonin, a hormone that regulates your circadian rhythms and sleep patterns. Increased melatonin improves the quality and quantity of your sleep.
B12 supports healthy cell reproduction, which is critical to skin, hair, and nail growth. It also reduces dryness and inflammation, which can interfere with the growth and health of your hair, skin, and nails.
B12 injections provide many other benefits. The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. offers thorough consultations to explain the treatment and answer your questions.
If you’re interested in B12 injections, call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. or make an appointment online today.