Vitamin B12

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Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, trained in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT businesses. He founded InOut Labs, www.InOutLabs.com, a Chicago-based business that tests employees all over the U.S. to help with the challenges businesses face particularly related to safety and productivity.

Vitamin B12 Shots Might Make You Feel Better

Vitamin B12

Low energy, confusion, sleep problems, memory problems, irritability and mood swings. 

If you have any of these (Many of us do), you may be deficient in Vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is not like other vitamins and many of us benefit from supplementation. In fact, a Tufts University study suggests 40 percent of us between ages 26 and 83 are in the “low normal” range, where we may be experiencing symptoms.

Vitamin B12High Risk Groups

If you are over age 60 or use medications like Metformin or Nexium or any of the other drugs prescribed for GERD or heartburn (PPIs), you’re in the highest risk group.

Or if you have Crohn’s or IBS.

And if you are a vegan or vegetarian, you definitely don’t get enough B12. There is no Vitamin B12 in plants.

The foods highest in B12 are liver, eggs, beef, salmon and milk. If you don’t eat them, you’re probably not getting enough B12.

Even people without clinically low levels of vitamin B12 report higher levels of energy, clearer thinking, and better sleep when they supplement with B12.

Vitamin B12 is also commonly prescribed to support weight loss programs.

There are other benefits too, including reduced risk for heart disease.

Why B12 shots?

As people get older, many don’t absorb Vitamin B12 like they used to. An injection is a sure thing. It goes right into the muscle where it gets absorbed directly.

If you want to try B12 shots, you can ask your doctor. Or just come to us at InOut Labs.

About the Author:

Tim Thoelecke is the founder of InOut Labs. Tim’s number one mantra is “Take care of the customer first." InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots. Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people. InOut Labs is BBB Accredited with an A+ Rating. https://inoutlabs.com/

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B12 and other B-vitamins

B-vitamins are water-soluble, and you can get most of them from real (i.e. not processed) foods. So if that’s primarily what you eat, you may have most of them covered. If not, then choose a good quality vitamin B-complex supplement.

But B12 is different and many of us are likely not to have high enough levels because we don’t absorb them effectively. In fact, a Tufts University study suggests 40 percent of us between ages 26 and 83 are in the “low normal” range, where we may be experiencing symptoms.

What are the implications of insufficient Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms including ataxia (shaky movements and unsteady gait), muscle weakness, spasticity, incontinence, hypotension, vision problems, dementia, psychoses and mood disturbances.

A 2008 study from Oxford University found that vitamin B12-deficient older adults are six times more likely to develop brain shrinkage, a main cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Signs you may have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Low energy and weakness

  • Irritability and mood swings

  • Confusion or “fuzziness”

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Persistent sleep problems

  • Weak immunity

  • Digestive problems

  • Tingling in the extremities

  • Hearing and vision loss

  • Memory problems

What are the benefits of Vitamin B12 shots?

At highest risk

  • People over the age of 60. As you get older your body’s ability to absorb B12 from food or supplements diminishes.
  • People who use PPIs (e.g. Nexium, Prilosec, Prevcid), or metformin.

  • People with Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis or IBS.

  • Women with a history of infertility or miscarriage.

  • Vegans and vegetarians: Vitamin B12 does not occur in plants. The most B12-rich foods are liver, eggs, beef, salmon and milk.

  • People with high homocysteine

Don’t take cyanide

The most common form of B12 in supplements and injections is cyanocobalamin.It’s easy to remember that it’s the most undesirable form when you look at the first 5 letters. Cyanocobalamin includes a small amount of cyanide.

The best forms are the natural ones: methylcobalamin, hydroxocobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. If you take an oral supplement, check the label.

Shots, not shot

Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals (usually weekly or monthly). Since it’s water soluble, your body uses what it needs and excretes what it does not.

Wanna give it a try?

InOut Labs offers vitamin B12 shots in our Morton Grove clinic. No appointment necessary. Buy one for $20 or a discounted punch card of five for $75. We offer only methylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin.
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About the Author:

Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, trained in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT businesses. He founded InOut Labs, www.InOutLabs.com, a Chicago-based business that tests employees all over the U.S. to help with the challenges businesses face particularly related to safety and productivity.