B12 injections are used in the health and fitness industry very commonly. From professional athletes to celebrities looking to 'drop some weight' and/or 'increase feelings of well being'.
After exstensive testing Ive found out I lack intrinsic factor and have found b12 injections have improved my blood profiles. I gave b12 injections to 2 NON -vegan friends today. One is a current housemate of mine and long time raw animal eater. He got his tests back a few days ago and decided his levels were lower than he would like. Another is a non vegan friend that has a heart issue and anemia. IMHO both will do 'well' by boosting their b12 stores via course of b12 shots.
Freelee used to have a heliobacter pylori infection before she went vegan and did antibiotics for that. HP infection can wipe out your b12 levels as it destroys stomach cells that are involved with b12 absorption. After initial resistance Freelee is a BIG fan of b12 shots now. Her run times have came down dramatically and without increase in training.
With b12 deficiency RAMPANT in society its no wonder b12 supps are so popular. Ive done a lot of homework in the last 4 years on the subject and its been my personal conclusion that intramuscular injections are the safest and most effective way to reverse low serum b12, elevated homocysteine/urinary MMA/MCV. Ive also noted that people using b12 injections report an increased ability to train, recover and burn body fat.
I encourage people to make their own conclusions. Read the book 'Could it be b12?' and follow the directions on the packet. Thinking you can just go and get one injection and 'be sorted' or think you can rely on animal products for sufficient b12 is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS if you have b12 or underlying b12 issues. I say that not to promote fear but so people understand how serious it can be.
I mean hypothetically what would have happend if I never went vegan and then didnt find out I had intrinsic factor issues and kept on eating meat thinking 'its enough' and running on low b12? What would have happened if I went vegan like I did and just thought it was 'big pharma paranoia'?
Do you need to get tested? Not really. Do you need to do a course of b12 injections? Id STRONGLY consider it. Its way cheaper than getting tested. Sure its hard to find doctors that 'get it' and thats why so many law suits are filed against doctors in the US for failing to diagnose b12 deficiencies. I read about one NON-VEGAN lady that ended up in a wheelchair and got paid 3.1million US$. Many people just get em online and get a nurse friend to show em how to do it. I just went onto bodybuilding sites and searched 'how to inject b12' lol! and then taught myself. I was 'needle phobic' for a longtime and now, today am shooting up my mates in the back alley behind the organic shop. LMFAO!
So what are peoples experience with b12 injections?
How much did you do?
Did you inject yourself?
How much weight did you drop?
Did you see your race times drop/bench press etc go up AND you didnt increase training/recovery/cals/hydration etc.
Hi there Durian!
I inject myself now 10 in 10 days in the gluteus muscle, I feel much better comparing to sub-lingual pills.
I started to feel more calm and peaceful.
I realized I recover better than before.
Q1) Is there such a thing as a vegan B12 injection products?
Q2) Where do I find a source for vegan B12 shots?
2. here: http://www.trimnutrition.com/Trim-Methylcobalamin-Max-%28B12%29-10-... or a local compounding pharmacy.
alright so Harley, I did some research.. I should first mention that I am healing up some acne right now, HCLF has DEF helped with that. I am by no means overweight, I def have some extra chub Id love to get rid of it. but a few people are saying b-12 injections gave them severe acne? Im a little hesitate now because well I am so close to clearing it up! Any thoughts on this? Its possible it's just different for everyone, so I guess ill just have to try..
B12 can't 'give' you acne lol.. acne isn't a skin issue, your body is cleaning out decades of toxins that's all that acne is.. toxic crap that HAS TO come out.. so acne is good don't try to 'cure' acne.. what has to come out will come out, if not than is no good because it's most likely going to form a tumor..
Can someone tell me what an optimum b12 level is? Also why isn't vitamin d something we want for a supplement but B12 is. I am very new to all of this so sorry if it is an obvious or redundant question...
D making we can get it induced from the sun.
B12 is special because of our abusive and unnatural past lifestyle it's good to take a supp as a precaution/insurance.
Your B12 is fine.
'but during this time my sleeps been poor (problems sleeping) andy energy levels and digestion have been atrocious despite averaging 3-4000 kcals per day.'
-you must sleep more obviously..
How many shots a week would you recommend doing? Is there such a thing as too much? Could that cause kidney or any other organ damage as other vitamins in excess? Would you say a course of 2 shots a week for a month and then one shot a week the following month, followed by a shot per month after be wise?
Thanks for the advice,