Benefits of Vitamin B12 and its Role in Weight Loss

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Weight gain is a common problem in today’s world, and obese people are always seen struggling to lose weight. Some of them are successful, while others see no results after months of struggling for weight loss. Many other factors must be kept in consideration for weight loss apart from exercise and diet. An important factor is Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for maintaining optimum health and aids in weight control.

Benefits of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin playing a significant role in many body functions. It is present in animal products like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. The human body cannot produce Vitamin B12, so individuals consuming little or no meat products are at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency, and it is not uncommon. The following are some benefits of Vitamin B12:

  • It helps in red blood cell production and prevents anemia (megaloblastic anemia).
  • Adequate levels of vitamin B12 are essential for preventing major birth defects in the fetus during pregnancy.
  • It is required to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
  • Adequate levels of B12 also lowers the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  • B12 is also known to improve mood and prevent depression or other mood disorders by regulating serotonin release.
  • It strengthens the nervous system by preventing the loss of neurons that is a common age-related change in the brain.
  • It boosts energy production in the body.
  • Adequate levels of B12 are also known to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
  • It also promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails.

How Vitamin B12 Aids in Weight Loss?

The foremost symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency include weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, and much more. Physical activity is one of the important tasks to shed fat. During this physical activity, the body relies on metabolism, respiratory, and circulatory systems to keep the body going on to shed pounds. Without having adequate levels of B12, it is impossible to do it efficiently because, with a little physical activity, a person feels tired, fatigued, and doesn’t have much energy to carry on the prolonged activity. It will result in an inefficient exercise that is not enough to burn the calories required for weight loss. If adequate levels of Vitamin B12 are present, then it will boost your metabolism, which will also aid in weight loss. The stored fats and carbohydrates are metabolized in the presence of Vitamin B12, giving the body a boost of energy and preventing the conservation of fats in the body that cause weight gain.

How is Vitamin B12 Administered?

B12 can be administered by:

  • An injection or shot.
  • B12 tablet or pill.

The other way to normalize levels of B12 is to modify your diet with B12 enriched foods or to include B12 fortified foods in your diet.  Because B12 is water soluble, you will urinate the B12 that your body does not use and you will notice your urine become bright yellow after taking it.

Meridian offers B12 injections

Meridian offers B12 injections individually or part of a series.  B12 is part of our comprehensive weight loss program and we guarantee that you will feel the effects of adding B12 to your weight loss journey.  Call our office to learn more about B12 and the formulas that we offer.

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