A vitamin B12 deficiency is a common nutrient deficiency. A B12 deficiency occurs when the digestive system is compromised such as when low stomach acid production happens, which can reduce the absorption of this important vitamin. Increased mental and physical demands can also lower your required B12 level and there is also a naturally lower amount in foods due to farming and food processing.
The B12 vitamin has many essential functions. It is vital for the production of DNA in cells as well as for cell growth and it is crucial for a healthy nervous system function and energy production. Vitamin B12 will help with low energy and mood during periods of chronic illness or generally when you feel run-down. The vitamin B12 injection will help boost the immune function and is especially useful when going through stressful times in life.
The procedure is a simple injection of the B12 vitamin, administered into the muscle of the upper arm.