The most classic way to supply the body with Vitamin b12 is
through injection. Right now, there are other ways to get vitamin b12 such as
taking oral prescription drugs or taking nasal sprays but doctors still
recommend that people with low levels of vitamin b12 be injected as often as
People with pernicious anemia constantly need the vitamin
b12 injection because their bodies have low absorption levels. Therefore, their
bodies do not really get the nutrients that they need because they are
deficient and are missing on all of the vitamin b12 benefits! Right now, there have been cheaper ways formulated so
that people can still get vitamin b12 minus the injection.
Some oral supplementations contain Cobalamin that is known
to cure some deficiencies in the body but then there are only small amounts
that are present in multi vitamins and it cannot really be proven whether the
small amount is enough to keep deficiencies at bay. Whereas taking the
injections would give faster results.
The injections would be able to lessen the risk of having
heart diseases and strokes and it has been proven that vitamin b12 can actually
make the brain healthier by lessening the possibility that people will lose
their memory as they grow older. The amount of people being deficient in
vitamin b12 increases as they grow older. This is the reason why older people
take supplements or get b12 injections.
It has been recommended that to maintain vitamin B12 status,
the alternatives to high oral doses of Cobalamin which is about 500-1000 micrograms
everyday are routine intramuscular injections at a dosage of 1 mg every month.