Mar 10, 2010
Vitamin B12: Big Energy For Those Little Cells.
Even if you have none of the above symptoms you can take a B12 supplement for extra energy. B12 will increase serotonin in the brain which may also help with your mood. So if you have problems with depression with no other clear reasons why, this may be a good option for you.
You can get mega doses of B12 in shots, or you can take capsules or sub-lingual tabs. The capsules aren't really the best option because the B12 can be destroyed in the stomach acid. Sub-lingual tabs go under the tongue and absorbed by the blood vessels in the mouth. They are a much better option then capsules. There are also sub-lingual drops. The shots are mostly for people with severe deficiencies. There are doctors that will give them to you just for energy, but some people experience nausea, headaches and joint pain after wards.
I think most people with low energy will have to change a lot more about their life style then just adding a supplement. It is a whole picture. I wish I could write a whole picture that would work for everyone but everyone is different and will have to find their own way. I hope HLC will help at least a few people in their search for better health.