You have a game plan. You blocked out your calendar for a workout. But when it comes time to actually hit the gym, do you find you lack the energy?
Lack of sleep and a poor diet aren’t the only things sapping your energy. In fact, a B12 deficiency is one of the most common culprits.
Are you still tired after 8 hours of sleep?
Even if you’re sleeping eight hours a night, you might not be sleeping soundly. A B12 deficiency can keep you from achieving your full REM cycle. Danielle R. Rusher and Roman Pawlak from the Department of Nutrition Science at East Carolina University published, ‘A Review of 89 Published Case Studies of Vitamin B12 Deficiency’.
Rusher and Pawlak found multiple instances when insufficient B12 levels caused sleep disturbances. Unfortunately, when the body is missing the key elements it needs to function regularly, it has to work on overtime. This can make sleeping, not matter how vital it is, difficult.
Are you eating a healthy diet, but still feel sluggish?
Even the most efficient digestive systems don’t process all the vitamins and nutrients consumed orally. And as we get older, our ability to break down and utilize the healthy goodies we eat diminishes further. You might be eating a healthy, balanced diet and still be vitamin deficient.
How do I know if I'm B12 deficient?
On the Harvard Health Blog, Patrick J. Skerrett reported, “[B12 deficiencies] can be slow to develop, causing symptoms to appear gradually and intensify over time.” Beyond fatigue, B12 deficiencies symptoms might include:
· Strange sensations in the hands, legs, and feet (such as tingling and numbness)
· Issues balancing
· Swollen or inflamed tongue
· Problems processing complex ideas or memory loss
· Yellowed skin
· General weakness
· Paranoia or hallucinations
How Can I Get the B12 I Need?
The fastest and most successful way to correct a B12 deficiency is with B12 injections. Delivering the B12 directly to your bloodstream, you’re able to bypass the digestive system. This allows you to give your body exactly what it needs, where it needs it.
Bust Through the Number 1 Roadblock Keeping You From the Gym
Ready to stop settling for feeling less than stellar? Think you might be B12 deficient? Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today to find out if B12 could help you feel better.
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