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.
You can't overdose on B12, it's water soluble so you just pee out the excess.
The schedule you listed is perfect!
Thanks, Ill give it a try and see how goes! :)
Anyone know a good place to buy where they ship to Norway? cant buy from here. trimnutrition is super expensive so another site, either hydroxocobalamin or methyldcobalamin
So I got this issue of self preservation I can't get myself to inject the needle any more, I have serious mental conflicts hurting myself on purpose. What do you guys do to get that needle in? :)
I started doing my first B12 (hydroxocobalamin) 1000ug shots around 1 June, and felt awesome changes in my long runs, felt like going super saiyan after the first 21km. I have done five shots since. I wanted to do a protocol of daily shots for one week, then weekly shots for four weeks and then one every month, but I couldn't get myself to do it.
I switched from a 0.7x30mm needle to a 0.6x25mm needle, but I still have trouble forcing myself to inject the needle in my leg. I try to inject at Figure 16e.
I prepared everything for an injection today but just couldn't do it.. I can't switch that brain off and just put the needle in. I know it just hurts for a few seconds...
I got pretty strong leg muscles and they are often engaged until 24h after a training, so I only got one or two days a week I can do the injection. I noticed doing the injection to soon after a training with tight muscles hurts like hell.
So how do you folks do the injection and what tips & tricks do you use to get yourself to put the needle in?
I bought b12 patches, anyone can tell me if they're efficient?
I haven't seen any post regarding patches, but haven't read the thread thoroughly
I also have sublingual nuggets and after reading DR's posts I will try injections if patches are not ok
I take 1 Prenatal vitamin (I'm not pregnant, but I heard it's good for hair) and 1 multivitamin a day of a brand called "Rainbow Light" which is certified vegan and 100% natural. They each contain 417% of the RDA of vit B12, so I'm getting a total of 50 mcg per day. Do you think this is enough? They are both as cyanocobalamin, though.
If it means anything, I'm 15.
today - the reason animal flesh from has B12 is becasue the animals were injected, yes injected with cyan combalamin just prior to slaughter - not kidding.
Harley, didn't you have a link to a website you reccommend to b12 shots? i swore i had it book marked.. thanks so much!
harley you have convinced me to give it a try, In the past my friend showed me how to do it. He is also a bodybuilder and put an insulin needle in my stomach fat, which at the time i had plenty lol
It wasnt really painful, i did a few of these but i didnt notice any difference... but ill give it another try, i will do the full cycle, which i have no clue as to what that is
is there a chance this whole b12 thing is in your head harley? and we do not really need it?
5000mcg sublingual b12 was as effective for me as b12 injections.
hang on a sec can we not inject b12 into our fat (sub) or does it have to be injected into the muscle (IM)???
When I was doing the injections they were intramuscular. Can be done in upper shoulder or thigh. Never heard of anyone injecting b12 into stomach fat. Sublingual b12 are tablets you put underneath your tongue. I prefer those over injections. Same results.