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Part 1 of 3: Vitamin B12 Information

B12 shots seem to becoming more and more common. I hear about them a lot more than I did when I had my first encounter with them, 3 years ago. So what exactly is Vitamin B12? I asked Revival RN‘s Medical Assistant & Clinical Coordinator, Rachael Lappin.

“Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that plays important roles like: in forming red blood cells, maintaining the central nervous system, and other bodily functions,” says Rachael. She continued, “It is one of the most important vitamins because it performs essential functions like assisting in keeping a healthy blood flow and controlling key enzymes in the body.”

B12 shots contain Cyanocobalamin, which is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Around 40% of Americans are lacking B12. Lappin adds, “Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. Most people notice a difference in about an hour.”

So what are the benefits people will notice from a Vitamin B12 shot? The biggest difference is energy levels. RevivalRN.com adds that, “B12 can help with things like improving your metabolism, helping your memory, and boosting your focus and concentration. Vitamin B12 injections may help you detoxify your body, increase red blood cell production and maintain a healthy liver. It can also be used to aid with diabetes, male infertility, and osteoporosis, as well as, help prevent vitamin B12 deficiency.”

Now that we have some facts to B12, the real question becomes: Do they actually work? Stay tuned to colorpinscurls.com, next week to read all about my experience visiting Rachael at Revival RN.

Did you know about how beneficial Vitamin B12 was? Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments.

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