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8 Reasons to Get a B12 Shot at Texas Heart & Vein Today

Vit B Injection

A B-12 shot is an injection of Vitamin B-12, or cyanocobalamin, which is an essential nutrient for many bodily functions. These injections are known to boost energy levels, brain function, and metabolism. B-12 injections are now available at Texas Heart & Vein. 

Older adults, people with digestive issues, and vegans are at a higher risk of developing a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. With many benefits, let’s discover why you should get a B-12 shot at our office today.

  1. Boost Energy

B-12 is essential for energy, and if you don’t have enough, you will feel fatigued. It helps to convert fat and protein into energy for the body, and B-12 helps in the formation of red blood cells.

  1. Improve Brain Function

Along with helping the formation of red blood cells, B-12 also maintains the nerve that optimizes signaling from your brain. Many people with B-12 deficiency report having foggy brain or difficulty concentrating.

  1. Boost your Mood

B-12 deficiency can lead to anxiety, depression, and mood swings. B-12 shots boost your mood by increasing the production of serotonin.

  1. Vegetarian Lifestyles

Vegetarians are at risk of developing a B-12 deficiency, due to the vitamin mostly being found in meat, eggs, poultry, dairy products, and other animal products.

  1. Weight Loss Journey

Weight loss surgery interferes with the body’s ability extract Vitamin B-12 from food, resulting in low B-12 levels.  B-12 deficiency has also been linked to increased fat accumulation and obesity.  

  1. Low Acid Production in the Stomach

With a lack of acid in the stomach, the body is unable to properly absorb nutrients from food. This acid is essential in the release of B-12. This is commonly due to age, stress, and medications, such as PPIs.

  1. Nutrient Absorption Diseases

Similarly, the presence of conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, or lactose intolerance, limits the amount of B-12 absorbed into the body.

  1. Intrinsic Factor Inhibiting Conditions

Conditions such as autoimmune disease or pernicious anemia cause an inability to make the intrinsic factor that is essential for Vitamin B-12 absorption. This difficulty results in limited absorption of B-12 from food and dietary supplements.

If you are interested in getting a Vitamin B-12 shot, make an appointment with our office to discuss with our healthcare providers.


Gina Orta RN Gina is a registered nurse specializing in cardiovascular and cosmetic medicine. She loves spending time with her family and taking care of her patients.

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