Sorry about the late blog post-It was delayed due to Universal Studio related reasons (sorry but not sorry).
So, I have had a TON of people asking what the deal was with the B12 shots I keep showing on my INSTAstories (@jessburns16) so I decided to tell you more!
I was first introduced to the benefits of B12 when I was in college. I was stressed due to.. well student life + first world problems, when my friend suggested I take a ‘B happy pill’ aka B12 (thank you DWD). She boosted to me that she swears by them when she’s feeling stressed or moody especially during that time of the month (goodbye PMS) and that was pretty much all the convincing I needed.
Disclaimer *Before I get started, I should let you know I am in fact NOT a doctor (surprising I know) and if you do think that you have a B12 deficiency then you should speak with your physician, this article is for informational purposes only*
B12 is extremely important for your body. It helps keep your nerve & blood cells healthy & helps make DNA – and much more ( Read more about what B12 does for your body HERE) so you should probably make sure that you are getting enough especially if you are 35+ (AGAIN that is a conversation to have with your doctor).
side note *why does getting older change the meaning of everything? Including taking a shot*
I have pretty much taken B12 everyday since my first year of college and without actually giving away my age (Ill just tell you its been MANY years) and B12 is something I swear by daily not to mention recommend to everyone that will listen to me about me ( I used to give one to my co-workers every morning- I like what I like) . As I got older I began to discover more benefits, the effects of lack of B12, and why this vitamin is so important. This is where I was introduced to the idea of B12 shots and immediately booked a doctors appointment.
MOST people get enough of their recommended daily B12 intake from the foods that we consume daily – meats, fish, & dairy especially. You can google foods that are packed with B12 or check out this list. If you aren’t getting enough or feeling symptoms from lack of B12 there are different ways to ensure you get your B12.
Why B12 shots?
Well first of all because you are injecting a needle (YES it hurts) nearly 100% of the vitamin nutrients is used. Oral pills must go through the whole digestion process and that causes the body to only utilize some of the vitamin when you orally take it which may result in you needing more. When you are prescribed B12 shots you will only be required to do a shot every week or every other week (According to your doctors orders of course)and it’s a whole lot easier to remember to take a shot every Monday morning then a pill every morning.
Most importantly , since making the switch to the shots – I feel a difference in my mood (which is the whollllle point right). I HATE needles, and my tolerance for pain is at an all-time low (some may even call me a baby) but I feel a difference right after my B12 shot and continue to feel it all week.
The biggest CON of the shots are the time it take to get to your doctor, the effort is takes to fill your prescription and of course the $$$.
Benefits of B12 include:
- increase in energy + concentration (if you don’t need help in these areas I may need to study you..)
- helps your body fight moodiness, depression and stress [this is in NO way a cure for depression]
- can help protect and fight against some cancers
- amazing for your hair, skin + nails (time to SLAAAAY)
- promotes a healthy digestive system
- increases metabolism (helllllo beach body)
- good for keeping your brain healthy and sharp (Jeopardy here I come! – HAA kidding)
There are other ways that you can take B12 but I have only had experience with these two.
If you have any other recommendations for getting your B12 please comment below.
Hope this helps you B HAPPY 🙂
Starting this week I am going to begin blogging about my new clothing line Pink Coral Miami, I can’t wait to give you a sneak peek into the BTS of our first photoshoot!