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The following info is provided courtesy of MedicalNewsToday.com:
*Vitamin B-12 A deficiency in this essential nutrient can lead to an array of health problems, ranging from fatigue to permanent neurological changes.
This article addresses the importance of maintaining adequate B-12 levels and outlines the benefits associated with B-12 shots.
Vitamin B-12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in many functions in the body, including:
- DNA synthesis
- energy production
- nerve cell health
- red blood cell formation
- neurological function
B-12 is present in many food sources (mainly animal based), where it is bound to the protein molecules in that food. Adequate stomach acid is required to release the vitamin from the protein, and a substance called intrinsic factor is necessary to ensure its absorption.
Vitamin B-12 is separated from the protein during digestion and is absorbed into the bloodstream.
People who are unable to absorb vitamin B-12 properly may have pernicious anemia, which is a type of anemia characterized by a lack of intrinsic factor.
People with signs and symptoms of B-12 deficiency
Anyone who is displaying any of the signs and symptoms of a B-12 deficiency or pernicious anemia should consult their doctor immediately.
Some common signs and symptoms include:
- decreased cognitive function, such as issues with memory or understanding
- feeling faint
- depression or irritability
- difficulty maintaining balance
- sore, swollen tongue, which may be pale yellow or very red
- heart palpitations
- mouth ulcers
- paresthesias (pins and needles)
- vision changes
Also, the following risk factors can increase the chance of developing vitamin B-12 deficiency:
- alcohol abuse
- certain prescription medications, including antacids and some Type 2 Diabetes drugs
- having an endocrine-related autoimmune disorder, such as diabetes or a thyroid disorder
- eating a vegetarian or vegan diet
- certain gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease
- gastric bypass or the removal of parts of the stomach
People with gastrointestinal issues
A gastrointestinal tract that does not function normally may inhibit vitamin B-12 release or absorption. For this reason, people with disorders such as celiac disease and Crohn’s disease may be at higher risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Individuals who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery, including weight loss surgery, may have less of the cells necessary to secrete stomach acid and intrinsic factor. As a result, they may struggle to absorb B-12.
Vitamin B-12 shots, rather than oral supplements, may be particularly helpful for people who have gastrointestinal issues because injections tend to bypass these areas,
Vegetarians and vegans
As vitamin B-12 is found mainly in fish, meat, eggs, and dairy, people who do not consume these foods are at risk of B-12 deficiency and may benefit from regular B-12 shots or other supplements.
Research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that vegans and some strict vegetarians have low levels of vitamin B-12.
Of 232 vegans studied, over half were classed as being deficient in vitamin B-12. The deficiency was observed in just 7 percent of the vegetarians studied, and in only one of the omnivores.
In addition, B-12 shots reduce the risk of some serious complications associated with vitamin B-12 deficiency including:
- heart disease
- neurocognitive disorders
- coordination problems (ataxia)
- peripheral neuropathy
- vision loss
- infertility (although this usually resolves with B-12 treatment)
- neural tube defects in the babies of women with B-12 deficiency
There is no upper for the intake of vitamin B-12 because the risk of toxicity or overdose is extremely low.
*The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Vitamin B-12 injections are prescribed by a physician. If you have questions or concerns about your diagnosis and treatment options then you should consult with your regular physician or health care provider