If you’re low on energy and feeling fatigued it maybe because you are deficient in B vitamins, especially Vitamin B12. We thought with this blog entry we would revisit B12 and talk a bit about how it can be beneficial for your body and for increasing energy levels.
Vitamin B12 helps other B vitamins in processing carbs into glucose, which provides the body with energy. As you grow older, your risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency also increases. You can become vitamin B12 deficient when your body loses the ability to absorb this vitamin or when you’re not getting enough vitamin B12 from your diet. The stomach lining slowly loses its ability to secrete hydrochloric acid, which releases vitamin B12 from the food you eat. Anti-ulcer drugs or antacids can also reduce the production of hydrochloric acid and the body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12.
If you feel tired, you can take B12 supplements to restore your energy. Not all B12 supplements, however, are made equal. There are 3 kinds of vitamin B12 used in supplements – Methylcobalamin, Hydroxycobalamin and Cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin is the preferred option when it comes to boosting energy levels as it may be better used and retained in the body. Hydroxycobalamin and Cyanocobalamin must be converted first into a coenzyme before the body can benefit from it. Methylcobalamin is already an active coenzyme, so the body doesn’t need to convert it to get its benefits. Our B12 Power Plus Patch contains 1300mcg B12 in the form of methylcobalamin to give you 8 hours of natural energy!
A small amount of vitamin B12 is naturally produced by the body, but it’s not enough to provide what the body needs. Vitamin B12 can be found in foods like meat, dairy products, poultry, milk, fish, eggs and shellfish. Those who avoid meat can develop vitamin B12 deficiency and experience symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, irritability, fatigue, psychosis or depression. You may also sleep a lot and wake up tired or experience tingling of the tongue, short-term memory loss, erratic nerve shocks, migraines, sore areas within your mouth and shortness of breath. Lack of vitamin B12 can affect the gastrointestinal system as well. Common symptoms include excessive gas, constipation and diarrhea.
Strict vegetarians, children, the elderly and those who don’t eat a properly balanced diet or have problems storing and processing vitamins in the bodies have higher chances of developing vitamin B12 deficiency. The usual way to take Vitamin B12 has been in the form of supplements such as pills, tablets, capsules, liquid and gel caps. Our B12 Power Plus patch is the next generation in delivery system is more effective than traditional oral based routes.
Benefits of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps maintain certain bodily functions such as regulation of metabolism and formation of red blood cells. It lowers the risk of atherosclerosis and helps keep the central nervous system healthy by helping the nerves of the body communicate and function in an optimal manner. Vitamin B12 promotes good eye health as it provides protection to the lens, which helps prevent cataracts.
It provides excellent support for mental clarity, concentration and memory. Vitamin B12 helps maintain normal homocysteine levels, which lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, stroke and heart disease. It also improves mood, combats fatigue and increases energy levels. It raises serotonin levels, which helps relieve symptoms of depression. Studies also revealed that this vitamin can increase sperm cell counts. Vitamin B12 has been used to treat various disorders and conditions such as allergies, tendonitis, sleep disorders and asthma.
The next time you feel weak or tired, instead of reaching for a sugary energy drink or high priced coffee drink filled with calories, consider our B12 power plus patch. With our 20% off subscription plan you can get 30 patches (1 month)