Winter Is Coming!
Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Bring on the sweaters and parkas, mittens, scarves, and toques. Either that or hunker down inside and hibernate until the cold melts away. Regardless of how you decide to tackle the drop in temperature, there’s no need to succumb to the ever lurking winter blues.
Maintaining our health as we spend more time indoors is crucial, getting the right combination of exercise, diet, and vitamins can stave off yucky viruses and the depressing feelings that follow due to the lack of daylight.
Beyond ensuring you eat well and exercise regularly, taking the right supplements can help weather the winter storms. Among the plethora of vitamin options that currently exist, Vitamin B12 has been proven to support our overall health and wellbeing. If you’re unsure as to whether you need Vitamin B12, you can always check with your healthcare provider who can do a test that will determine your levels.
THE PURPOSE OF VITAMIN B12
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that helps with many issues like fatigue, brain function, weight loss, osteoporosis, and depression. This particular vitamin is needed to form red blood cells and DNA; it is a key player in the function and development of brain and nerve cells and binds to the protein in the foods we eat.
Though Vitamin B12 can be purchased in many different forms it will have varying times of noticeable results. The most direct and immediate way for Vitamin B12 to take effect is when it is injected.
WHY INJECT VITAMIN B12?
Injecting this vitamin, versus taking it orally, allows for quicker absorption into the body by avoiding the digestive system. Have you ever felt nauseous after taking your supplements? It’s just your belly breaking down the vitamin to disperse to the rest of your body. The Vitamin B12 injection is given directly into your muscle therefore bypassing the need for your gut to do any of the work.
MAINTENANCE AND RESULTS
At Prestige Beauty Bar, we recommend that you come for a Vitamin B12 shot once a week for four weeks; after that, once a month is sufficient. One of the best aspects of this injection is that improvement to your energy levels and sleep quality can be felt within 12 to 24 hours, there’s virtually no waiting for it to kick in.
The amount of B12 that each client needs can vary, however on average the regular dosage is 1ml. Speak to your healthcare practitioner to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate amount for your body and your needs.
As with anything, side effects are possible. The most common can include:
Soreness at the site of injection
These are short lived and can be offset with plenty of hydration, simple meals, sitting down, and avoiding coffee/tea/alcohol. If you experience irregular heartbeats or an allergic reaction contact your doctor immediately.
Overall, Vitamin B12 deficiency is common and getting an injection to balance those levels can greatly improve your health. Generally speaking, it is safe and effective, providing the boost you need to ward off the darker days that come with turning back our clocks and seeing less sunshine.
Wondering if a Vitamin B12 injection is right for your body and mood? CONTACT Prestige Beauty Bar to discuss your options and needs.
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