Many of us suffer from nagging symptoms that may not be life-threatening but can undoubtedly affect our day, attitude, and energy levels. The reason for that may be your body's lack of vitamin B12. 

Most people are deficient in the vitamin, which varies by age. But is it really that important? It is if you want to gain the quality of life you deserve. 

This post goes over the following:

  • What vitamin B12 is and what it does for you
  • Symptoms of B12 deficiency 
  • The benefits of B12 shots
  • And more


While checking your B12 levels may not be high on your priority list, we’re here to tell you it should be, especially if you just don’t feel how you think you should or how you want to.

No matter how old you are, you could be running low, which is likely interfering with how you live your life. 

Read on to learn how you can ensure your B12 level is sufficient and what to do if it’s not. 

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is found in animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy. Those who adhere to a balanced diet typically get enough vitamin B12; however, eating balanced meals regularly can be challenging for many people. 

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that offers numerous benefits to the body, including:

  • Helping make your  blood cells healthy
  • Helping with nerve cell function  
  • Making DNA, the genetic material in all of your cells
  • Helping prevent megaloblastic anemia, a blood condition that makes people tired and weak


Some groups are at heightened risk of B12 deficiency, including: 

  • Older adults
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with digestive issues, such as celiac disease or Crohn's disease
  • People who have had stomach or intestinal surgery


If a B12 deficiency goes untreated, it can cause physical, neurological, and psychological problems. Luckily, getting B12 injections is an easy, effective, and efficient process that improves your B12 intake quickly. 

How to Know if You’re B12 Deficient

Recognizing a B12 deficiency is difficult without a blood test. Many people believe their mood, lethargic tendencies, or other symptoms are just part of their routine and normalized. But, with a blood screening, you may be surprised to find those symptoms can be safely and naturally remedied. If the patient prefers, we can do blood testing, but we typically do not require this for B12 injections as you can't have too much in your system. If you do, your body filters it out, and it doesn't harm you.

Symptoms related to a lack of vitamin B12 include:

  • Extreme tiredness 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Nervous system issues, including numbing sensations or pins and needles
  • Muscle weakness that may cause trouble walking and uncontrolled movements
  • Mouth ulcers 
  • Sore tongue
  • Neurological and psychiatric problems, including irritability, depression, confusion, changes in personality, depression, anxiety, and memory loss
  • Vision problems
  • Lack of energy
  • Digestive issues, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or indigestion


The Benefits of Getting Our B12 Shots in St. Peters 

Our doctors understand the importance of B12 and how it supports numerous aspects of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We offer B12 injections and other vital vitamin injections to those who want to live better, more active, and healthier lifestyles. 

Because everyone is different, it’s important to know that B12 shots may work for some and not for others. For this reason, we thoroughly assess each patient to ensure they’d be a good candidate for the treatment, and we monitor how our patients react. 

Most of the patients who use our effective B12 solution include those who suffer from:

  • Exhaustion
  • Sleep issues
  • Depression
  • Poor memory
  • Chronic illnesses with neurological symptoms 
  • And many others


Using only the highest-quality wellness treatments, our B12 injections are provided in our St. Peters chiropractic clinic once a week. Most see tremendous results quickly, with a boost in energy and metabolism that often helps patients shed unwanted pounds.

We conduct an exam and intake prior to giving injections.

Other benefits of receiving B12 shots with our doctor include:

  • Same-day appointments available
  • Fast results
  • No downtime
  • Cost-effective at $15 each or buy four and get one free, and Care Credit are available 
  • Comprehensive wellness care in our clinic
  • Infrequent side effects that include itching or redness


If you want to upgrade your life, B12 shots may be the answer. Want to learn more? Contact us today, and let’s start you down the path of a life lived with focus, stamina, and intention.

Nicholas Liford, DC

Nicholas Liford, DC

Chiropractor | Owner

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