With all the joy the holiday season brings, there’s also plenty of stress and fatigue from preparing for the holiday festivities. Whether it’s the long hours spent shopping for gifts or the seemingly endless amount of cooking and cleaning for the family Christmas gathering, the holidays can make people feel overwhelmed and exhausted. If you’re struggling with low energy, difficulty concentrating or a dip in your overall mood, a vitamin B-12 shot can help boost your energy and get you back on track to take on the holiday season.
Found primarily in beef, chicken and dairy products, vitamin B-12 helps maintain overall brain function, nerve tissue health and the production of red blood cells. Without it, the cells struggle to get oxygen, resulting in fatigue and decreased mental performance. Symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased mood
- Loss of appetite
- Poor memory
Higher-risk groups for vitamin B-12 deficiency include people with intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s or Celiac disease, as well as those who suffer from muscular degeneration, Lou Gehrig’s disease or diabetes. Elderly people are likely to be vitamin B-12 deficient due to their bodies not producing enough gastric acid that is necessary to release the ingested vitamin B-12 from the protein that it’s bound to. Vegans and vegetarians also tend to be deficient in vitamin B-12.
Vitamin B-12 injections give your body a much-needed boost. The water-soluble vitamin injection is effective and has no adverse side effects. Vitamin B-12 injections offer a variety of benefits including:
- Increased immune response
- Improved memory, energy levels and overall mood
- Improved sleep
- Reduction in dementia, depression and cognitive decline in older people
- A boost in prevention or treatment of diabetic neuropathy
Midwest Express Clinic offers vitamin B-12 injections for $10, with walk-ins and appointments available at all clinic locations. To find a location nearest you, visit midwestexpressclinic.com.