Many people suffer from B12 vitamin deficiency, especially with the growing popularity of veganism, vegetarianism, and other specialty diets and lifestyles. Others who may be more susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency are patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, or those who have undergone intestinal procedures such as weight loss surgery. While vitamin deficiency can sometimes go undetected, more often than not there are adverse side effects of not getting enough of the nutrition your body needs to function at its best. In some cases, untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to behavioral and health issues such as decreased brain function, depression, osteoporosis, and macular degeneration. One way to help combat the development of those conditions and fulfill your dietary needs is by supplementation.
While many who are deficient opt for oral, over-the-counter supplements, we recommend approaching the deficiency head on with B12 injections. This form of supplementation is very effective and safe, and can help treat a variety of symptoms while preventing damage to the body from the deficiency. In fact, some who aren’t deficient in vitamin B12 even choose to take advantage of this supplementation as it offers a variety of health and behavioral benefits such as increased energy, improvements in mood, and aiding in weight loss.
Here at Gateway Medspa, we understand that not everyone can get their daily nutritional needs by their food alone. Whether you are on a special diet or simply have poor absorption of nutrients, we are here to help. For more information about B12 injections or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951)-456-0280.