Unlike other forms of oral supplements, vitamin injections go straight to work. Oral supplements must be digested and absorbed by the body and, to survive the process, they often contain unnecessary ingredients. Not only are these ingredients absent in nutritional value, many could be potentially harmful.
Your body uses vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA and protein. B12 also helps your body metabolise fat and carbohydrates for energy. Although your body is unable to generate B12, the vitamin is readily available from dietary sources including dairy, meat and fish. If you develop a vitamin B12 deficiency, intramuscular or subcutaneous injections may be necessary.
The course covers B12 deficiency, pernicious anaemia, diagnosis, treatment and management. It also covers signs and symptoms of anaemia. We review inclusion and exclusion criteria and identification of appropriate patients. Delegates will get the opportunity to review practice with hands on practical demonstrations of how to give injections correctly. We will cover administration techniques, where to give the injections and record keeping / documentation.
Your body needs vitamin B12 to coat its nerves. Using B12, your body is able to manufacture a coating on your nerves called a myelin sheath. This protective sheath helps stave off neural decay while keeping you sharp and energetic. When B12 is in short supply, these nerves can become damaged. This often results in the following symptoms:
Feeling chronically low on energy
Unexplained nervousness associated with rapid heartbeat
Increases Energy Levels And Concentration
If you are constantly lethargic even after a full night of sleep, you may have need B12 shots. This vitamin is required in the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen around your body, providing the fuel your cells need to produce energy. A loss of red blood cell production will create symptoms of low energy and inability to concentrate.
Boosts The Immune System
A lack of B12 interferes with your body’s ability to produce white blood cells. These cells are essential in fighting off infections and keeping your immune system in good working order. If you find yourself getting sick more often than usual or having allergies where you previously had none, you may need a B12 shot.
The brain relies heavily on vitamin B12. That is because vitamin B12 plays an essential role in producing hormones, the chemical “signals” that your body sends to communicate with itself. With insufficient levels of B12, one can easily experience:
Inability to make new memories “stick”
Interference in concentration
Low mental endurance
Dementia-like cognitive decline
Increased depression and/or anxiety
Sudden dizziness or vertigo
Improves Metabolism And Helps With Weight Loss
A deficiency of the B12 vitamin causes anemia. An anemic individual can not efficiently convert fats and proteins into energy. This leads to the frustrating situation of difficulty losing weight despite regular exercise and a good diet.
Helps Improve Sleep Patterns
Tryptophan is the amino acid found in foods like turkey that makes you drowsy. Our body manufactures tryptophan naturally, and it’s a big part of what helps you fall asleep at night. Vitamin B12 is a major factor in the tryptophan production process. B12 injections can help you go from restless nights to getting a good night sleep.