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Vitamin B12 is known to be very very important in the synthesis of the red blood cells.
The red blood cells are the oxygen carriers of the body. They carry oxygen to each and every cells of the body, which in turn consume it for metabolism, thus providing energy. So, in short we know that Vitamin B12 is very essential for a healthy life. Though it is available in food we eat, especially seafood, fishes, meat etc. However, there could be two reasons for deficiency, one is that the food we eat might not be rich in this vitamin or the other reason could be that the body is not able to absorb enough of this nutrient. In either of these cases a supplementary diet is very essential.
There are several ways of taking this nutrient, additionally. There are some pills available in the market and also injections. A vitamin rich diet is also prescribed by the doctors. Though a normal, healthy person might not need an additional dose of this, but those who are seeking a healthy weight loss, or elderly people, anemic people are the ones who need the vitamin b12 injections.
People who take these injections for weight loss or something, may cease to take after a few weeks. Even those who are anemic may cease the consumption once the results are achieved. However, elderly people might want to continue the intake of vitamin b12 injections, as their body looses the capacity to make new red blood cells. Vitamin b12 is also an energy booster, hence it is recommended widely for people associated with lot of physical activity such as sports. And we already know that if we want to see instant effects of any medicine, it should be through injections. Therefore, it is needless to say that these vitamin injections also show their effect immediately.