5 Benefits of B12 Shots

I found this article on B12 at Sublingual B12 Report and thought it was an informative read on how beneficial these shots can be.

More and more, vitamin B12 shots are becoming a health fad. Not too long ago, they came recommended by the doctor and then only for serious B12 deficiencies. Now, with the discovery of the multiple benefits of B12 for the body and overall health, people are opting them into their wellness routine. High energy people, politicians, stars and anyone who is constantly in the public eye and has to look energetic all the time has probably tried them.

Why are vitamin B12 shots getting so popular?

B12 is a great energy boosters. It works through the red blood cells, by enabling them to carry oxygen more efficiently. An oxygenated cell is a cell that is at its optimum, full of energy and won’t tire easily. B12 is also great for the skin. These are just some of the benefits – overall, it’s an essential vitamin that the body must have to stay in balance. The only problem is that it is not that easily found in food – very few foods are B12 rich and these are essentially meat and eggs. This leaves especially vegans to look for sources elsewhere, in fortified foods, supplements or vitamin B12 shots. Shots are a preferred option because of their direct and immediate absorption into the bloodstream.

So what are the benefits of B12 shots?

  1. B12 increases metabolism, the side effect of which can be weight loss. With regular B12 shots and a combination of other weight loss regimens, people have reported to lose weight much faster and they attribute it to the shot.
  2. B12, as we said earlier is a great energy booster. What better way to deliver an energy booster than directly into the bloodstream? The other option would be to take a supplement, which would take many hours in the digestive process and would lose much value along the way.
  3. Speaking of value, with a B12 shot, you retain almost all the B12 – none of it gets lost in the digestive process. For comparisons sake, a B12 tablet leaves you with only 1.2% of B12 in the tablet. A shot will lose very little, if any.
  4. b12 Shots are highly recommended mood boosters as well. B12 is essential for a properly functioning central nervous system – we know that dysfunction can lead to depression. If you suffer from mild depression once in a while, you can try a B12 shot as a mood booster – some people have reported feeling happily giddy afterwards, but not for long. In a few hours, it settles and you are just happy!
  5. B12 is essential for a properly functioning cardiovascular system. It thins the blood and prevents blood stickiness. Blood cells sticking together is what leads to a blood clot which can cause a stroke.

If you are getting vitamin B12 shots regularly, you’re probably already feeling the tremendous changes it can have on your body. If you’re not yet taking in B12 to boost your diet, or are taking supplements, you should consider the shot. It’s quick, painless and has multiple benefits.



How chia seeds can help your skin look healthy and beautiful!

This week one of my health conscience clients told me about the benefits of Chia Seeds.  I always listen to her because she looks amazing…probably 10 years younger than she is (not a wrinkle on her healthy beautiful skin)!

Here is some information that I gathered on what is quoted to be the, “Ancient Grain Of The Future.”

Chia is the richest known vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  It has 3X the antioxidants of blueberries, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, is a better protein source than beans or soy.  Antioxidants fight the toxins in our body that speed up our aging process.  Chia seeds might make you look younger and feel younger as they can provide the following health benefits:

  • Help to end food cravings
  • Stabilize blood sugar
  • Aid in detoxifying the body
  • Help develop muscle and healthy tissue

Notice how all these things relate to looking younger? Your cravings make you choose non-nutritious, sugar packed snacks. Eating too much sugar and processed foods can cause your skin to look older than its years,  speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of vitality, and add surplus pounds in places you would rather not maintain them. Ingesting chia seeds can help you cut these cravings.

Also, the nutrients and vitamins in chia will assist in generating tissue and muscle in your body- both tissue and muscle mass in our bodies decline as we age. Your hair desires vitamins to restore its youthful gloss. Your skin craves nutrients to sustain its natural elasticity. Chia is high in omega 3, vitamin B, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and lots of other vitamins and minerals- all proven to help achieve and maintain healthy looking skin.

Even if you are just in your 20s or 30s it’s never too early to start thinking about your appearance and your long-term goals.  A nutritious regimen now will help you to age gracefully.

Many so-called  “health foods” are hard for you to digest.  Chia is easy for your body to digest and absorb. Actually, since it has so much fiber, chia will also help you digest the additional foods you eat. A healthy digestive system is an essential part of looking younger. An unhealthy colon is where disease can  start within in the body, and could cause chronic health issues that affect your appearance and make you look and feel older.

I found mine at Clarks Health Food Store in Palm Desert, CA and am baking some yummy heart healthy cookies with them right now!

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