Who is allowed to give B-12 injctions?
Any nurse (LPN, RN), or Medical Assistant. Lots of times, however, patients are tought to self administer the drug.
I give my son 20 mg Adderall XR every day with B12 every other day ( alternate days are just a multivitamin) I have seen very good results with this. He is more focused and calm...we went one week without the b12 and it was chaos....when he went back on, he was successful! I spoke to his peditrician who okayed this.
There is no credentialed medical research that shows any medical consequences of Vitamin B12 overdose. B12 is a non-toxic substance. The liver stores a 3-5 year supply of B12, and the rest is sent directly to the colon for elimination. You are far more likely to have some kind of reaction to the inactive ingredients in your B12 tablets than you are to the B12 itself.
No. Vitamin B12 intake for vegetarians is essentially zero, unless they intentionally take supplements containing it (or eat something like Marmite, to which B12 is intentionally added). B12 is produced by intestinal bacteria in animals. There are compounds similar to B12 in some plant products; unfortunately, while they're similar enough to fool simple tests for B12, they're not similar enough to be biologically active.
Vegans are especially at risk for B12 deficiency due to the lack of the vitamin in their diet. Vegetarians are also at risk but due to less strict dietary constraints their chances for B12 consumptions are drastically higher than a vegan's. B12 is found primarily in meat, eggs and dairy products, all of which are excluded in the vegan diet. There has been talk about additional plant sources of B12, including soya products and spirulina…
Vitamin B12 shots are advertised as a weight loss booster. It is claimed that receiving large amounts of vitamin B12 speeds up the body's metabolism, making it easier to lose weight. Other more easily proven benefits of Vitamin B12 focus around avoiding the dangers brought on by B12 deficiency such as brain damage.