Why do people get B12 injections?
There could be a variety of reasons.
The most obvious one is energy. Many people take B12 shots because they think it would give them more energy. However, that energy effect is only true to the extent that they were B12 deficient in the first place. When you lack B12, your red blood cells become malformed, and the oxygen delivery is compromised, making you feel tired.
When this is the case, one shot won’t be nearly enough, because it doesn’t last long. B12 is water-soluble, and most of it is urinated out. To find more energy, you’ll need a series of daily shots, over the course of at least three months, because a red blood cell’s life-cycle is 90 days. Only then will all of your malformed red blood cells have been replaced by healthy ones. This is something we constantly have to explain to people, who think a quick B12 shot is like Tinker Bell’s magic pixie dust. It doesn’t work that way.
Are there any other reasons B12 injections are given?
Clinically, B12 shots have long been used to treat cyanide poisoning. The methylcobalamin form in particular shows nerve-repairing properties, and has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels, treat peripheral neuropathy, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer, Bell’s palsy, and other neurological disorders.
However, the primary use of B12 injections around the world, and the main reason people need it so badly, is because of a disorder called pernicious anemia.
Pernicious Anemia: Why B12 Injections?
What is pernicious anemia and why do you need B12 injections if you suffer from it? It’s quite simple really. In pernicious anemia, antibodies form and begin to attack certain parts of your stomach, rendering it ineffective in absorbing vitamin B12.
The disease is called “pernicious” (deadly), because before B12 shots were available, people had no choice but to die. For that reason, the delivery of B12 through injections is a miracle for PA patients, who would otherwise be living a constant nightmare.
Do note, pernicious anemia rarely visits alone. Remember, B12 helps build and maintain the myelin sheath around your nerves, and without enough B12, it begins to recede. For that reason, an untreated pernicious anemia often leads to neurological damage, which should explain why so many patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and Bell’s Palsy, benefit from B12 shots.
So, why B12 shots? Because when you can’t absorb B12 through the stomach, shots are simply the only reliable solution to avoid the neurological symptoms of B12 deficiency, and to keep living a normal life. In this case, they’re your only option.
By the way, even if you don’t have pernicious anemia, but a severe B12 deficiency due to other causes, B12 shots are still the way to go. They are simply the best way to replenish your cell and tissue stores as fast as possible, which is exactly what you want.
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Why get a B12 shot?
You don’t get “a” B12 shot. You get a series of B12 shots, day-in and day-out, as a way to replenish your body with the B12 that it can’t absorb through the stomach. If you are severely deficient, then in three months of daily injecting all of your old, sick red blood cells will have expired, and be replaced by healthy ones. Only then you will be able to feel a world of a difference in your energy and mental function.
If your doctor won’t prescribe daily shots to you (and of the right form), then send him or her to this website. Many doctors unfortunately are completely unaware of the lethal nature of B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. If they still won’t listen, you can get as much injectable B12 as you need here, prescription-free.
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