How Does Vitamin B12 Help You to Lose Weight?

Before getting into its role in helping one to lose weight, for starters, let us first understand what Vitamin B12 is. A water-soluble complex Vitamin (Actually one of the 8 types of Vitamin B), this is often found in Poultry, different dairy products, Meat, Fish, Eggs etc. Vitamin B12 is often termed as Cobalamin (Due to the fact that one of the primary elements of this Vitamin is Cobalt) and it helps human body to function properly. Some of the basic functionalists of Vitamin B12 include:

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Q&A – Vitamin B12 Benefits and Painful Injections

Q: What are the vitamin B12 benefits and side effects? I have heard there are quite a few benefits and that this vitamin has a great vital role in our body, but I never heard of any side effects whatsoever.

A: You are correct. B12 vitamin injections have a lot of benefits, and here are the main ones. First, it helps our body to replicate DNA, which is an important functioning of any living creature’s body. Secondly, it helps our body to grow tissues and form red blood cells. Also, vitamin B12 is responsible for the formation of Myelin, a fatty protective substance that is formed around our brain nerve cells, in order to protect any signal from the brain to the rest of our body.

Vitamin B12 also helps our body to lower the levels of Homo cysteine in our blood, an amino acid which has been linked more than once to a greater risk of developing a lot of our modern world’s diseases, such as heart attack, cancer, Alzheimer, and many more. Finally, vitamin B12 boosts up our metabolism, which helps keeping us more likely to get active, and thus lose some weight over the long term. There are absolutely no side effects for vitamin B12. This vitamin is water soluble and easily washes away with our urine.

Q: What about vitamin B12 injections? Do they have any side effects?

A: Vitamin B12 injections side effects are a different story. The major side effect of these shots are the pain involved with them. The only group of people who I would recommend taking these injections are people having difficulties absorbing vitamin B12 into their blood stream. For any other person, I would recommend going for the common and effective sub lingual tablets, intra nasal gel and sprays, or simply consuming larger amounts of vitamin B12 rich foods in your diet.