Phoenix Vitamin B12 Injections
Do you often feel fatigued, feel muscle weakness, experience memory loss, or suffer from depression? If so, you may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. At Paradise Ridge Dentistry, our concern is for your overall health, which is why we now provide vitamin B12 injections.
If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency there are other symptoms to be on alert for which may include:
- Trouble with sleeping
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Soreness of mouth and tongue
- Pale skin
- Tingling in your extremities
Long-term vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause damage to the nervous system and the brain.
Those at Risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency
The majority of vitamin B12 deficiency is found in older adults who suffer from atrophic gastritis because it does not absorb well in the body. Since atrophic gastritis is relatively common, adults over the age of 50 should take a B12 supplement or eat a proper diet consisting of fortified foods.
If you would like to schedule your next dental visit and receive a vitamin B12 shot, give us a call at 602-867-8488. Lisa Weber, RN provides medical and facial aesthetics every Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Are You Eating the Right Foods?
While vitamin B12 works well as your secondary source, your primary source for vitamin B12 is found mostly in the animal origin. Make sure to eat the right foods rich in vitamin B12. However, you may find that your dietary options are limited if you follow a vegan diet. As a result, choosing a secondary supplemental option is something you should seriously consider.
Benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections
With vitamin B12 injections, 100% of the nutrient is consumed by the body compared to oral pills. And to get the full benefits, you only need one injection per week. When you take the nutrient orally, your body must digest it first before it begins to work. During the absorption process, a majority of the nutrient is lost, and you will need to take more than the daily recommended dosage to see any results. And if you’re like many of us, remembering to take your daily dosage may be difficult. As a result, your efforts and money may go to waste.
Other important benefits from vitamin B12 include:
- Reduces stress, depression and brain shrinkage
- Helps to maintain a healthy digestive system
- Improves unhealthy cholesterol levels, which protects against heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure
- Helps to protect you from breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers
- Converts carbohydrates into glucose, which produces energy and decreases fatigue and lethargy in the body
- Helps cell reproduction for healthy skin, hair, and nails
Contact us at 602-867-8488 to learn more about vitamin B12 injections.