Feeling fatigued? Can't lose weight? Marketers and friends would tell you that you need is a shot in the arm of the trendy vitamin B12 injections. Don’t be so easily convinced. The truth is that unless a B12 deficiency has been identified by a physician or primary care doctor, there is no need for B12 shots.
Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency include:
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, so when you consume more than you need, the body excretes the excess. So, toxicity is not a major concern, however, the cost of B12 injections (ranging from $15 to $50) might be!
If you suspect that your B12 intake is inadequate, aim to include some of the following foods in your diet: