Have the Holiday Blues? You Might Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Are you suffering from “holiday blues”? Vitamin B12 shots can relieve holiday depression

holiday-blues-could-be-vitamin-b12-deficiencyThe holidays have officially begun. They’re  a happy time for many, but for others, the holidays often have the opposite effect. Many people suffer from holiday sadness or stress, and for some, more serious mood issues like depression.

If you are suffering from depression, it could be helped by Vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 has multiple benefits, one of them being a possible relief from depression.

Why? B12 produces the amino acid’s that help to and support immune function and control mood. Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that the body utilizes to maintain healthy nerve cells, produce RNA, DNA and red blood cells,  and along with folic acid,  help iron to function properly. In many cases it has been linked to relieving depression or ‘SAD’, seasonal affect disorder, which often begins around the holidays. It is also often prescribed for vitamin deficiencies that cause fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, numbness and neurological damage.

Why a Vitamin B12 shot might be for you

There are advantages to B12 shots rather than taking the supplement orally, one of them being that  B12 injections enter the bloodstream immediately and are instantly available to the body. Injections that go directly into the blood stream bypass absorption barriers, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and can help people with malabsorption issues like those who have intestinal disorders. Often times an oral supplement cannot be absorbed.

Are  you suffering from any of the above symptoms? You may have a Vitamin B12 deficiency

At AFC Danbury we have Vitamin B12 injections available, and are here for you without an appointment. Questions? Call us today at 203-826-2140 or stop by either of our Danbury urgent care centers at 2 Main Street or 100 Mill Plain Road.

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