I’ve heard that B12 shots can help you lose weight, is this true?
Vitamin B12 or cobalamin, is an essential vitamin used for cell replication, red blood cell formation and the production of DNA and RNA. It also helps convert food into energy in the body but there is no link between this vitamin and weight loss. However, many people who receive B12 injections feel more energized and may exercise more which could lead to weight loss.
Does eating after 7p.m. cause weight gain?
Many people, especially celebrities, claim not to eat after the dinner hour. The thought behind this concept is that you are less active in the evening and so you should consume less calories because you’re body will not be using them and they will be stored as fat. However, this is a misconception. As long as you aren’t exceeding your calorie limit for the day you can eat up until the time you get into bed without gaining weight. And in fact, eating small amounts every few hours helps keep your metabolism g...
I have been troubled with migraine for a number of years. I have also been diagnosed with B12 deficiency. About two (2) years or so ago I started having these tightening feeling in my head. When I went to my doctor he said that I was having seizures, which was as a result of my B12 deficiency. Also when I have headaches my sight deteriorates each time that happens.
I take B12 injections once per month and also I take Tripletal 300 mg. Can you tell me if my sight will stop deteriorating and if I will ever stop taking the Tripletal tablets. I hope that this does not prevent me from conceiving.
Thanks in advance, Janice.
Your questions are excellent but frankly, not answerable. It would require foretelling the future. Have you ha d an ophthalmologic exam? I also do not know of a strong relationship between B12 deficiency and seizures. Any medication usage during pregnancy has to be discussed with th...
My 88-year-old father continually wakes up in the middle of the night with heartburn and takes a swig (or two) of the liquid antacid that he keeps by the side of the bed. I swear, I don’t think it’s my cooking. He’ll have discomfort on the days we bring in from local restaurants. I’ve never really worried about his antacid use, but a new study has found that some types of this medication can mess with a critical vitamin that our body needs.
Researchers out of Kaiser Permanente looked at the association between use of proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium) as well as histamine 2 receptor antagonists (such as Tagamet and Zantac) and deficiencies in vitamin B12. The study involved 25,956 patients who had been diagnosed with a deficiency of vitamin B12 between January 1997 and June 2011 as well as 184,199 patients who did not have this vitamin deficiency. The researchers’ analysis of the data found that people who used ga...
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