Let me preface this post: I hate shots. LIKE HATE SHOTS MORE THAN THE FREEZING COLD, MATH, BEING LIED TO, WRINKLES, &/OR BAD HASHTAGS ON INSTAGRAM.
Shots are my number one hate. Yuck, ew, blah, eek, get away!
They really suck.
I feel like it’s the fact that they’re associated with hospitals and the thought of something piercing in to skin…ok, ok, am I weird? Thoughts?
Even though I HATE SHOTS ( did I mention I hate shots? ), I get a weekly B12 shot. I know I’ve talked about B12 shots before but recently I posted an Instagram of my weekly shot & you guys asked me a bunch of questions so…here we go:
This site states “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.”
♡ According to this source, “B12 increases metabolism, the side effect of which can be weight loss. With regular B12 injections and a combination of other weight loss regimens, people have reported to lose weight much faster and they attribute it to the shot.”
♡ It boosts energy— & delivers an energy booster straight to the bloodstream.
♡ YOU RETAIN ALMOST ALLLLL THE B12!! This source states “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.”
♡ They’re mood boasters. Seriously though. I feel so much better after my weekly B12. Basically Vitamin B12 is really important for a properly functioning central nervous system. If you’re nervous system isn’t functioning properly it can lead to depression.
♡ You need B12 to maintain a properly functioning cardiovascular system. It things the blood & prevents blood stickiness.
The recommended dosage is every other day or every other week or whatever floats your bloat!
You can get them from your doctor, at a ‘shot bar’ ( << yes this is real life— these actually exist in Southern California ), or Google your options ( usually there’s clinics in your area that will provide B12 shots ). If you can’t find shots avail in your area, take a B12 supplement that melts underneath the tongue. I like this one ( it’s methylcobalamin B12 too ).
Also, wanted to note: I always prefer to get the methylcobalamin ( it absorbs better & is used better in your brain, liver, & nervous system ) B12, not the cyanocobalamin ( does not occur in plants or animal tissue ). You can read more about that here.
Basically I’ve been getting them for years & they rock. Michael loves them too. I would consult with your doctor first to see if you’re a candidate ( a lot of women are low on B vitamins ). Ultimately, I do what works for me, you should do what works for you.
Ok, so do you get B12 shots? SPILL. x Lauryn
P.S. I get them in my ass, not my arm ( <<< BECAUSE OOWWWWCHHHH! )