B12 Injections for Moms?

Are you feeling really fatigued and tired and do you have those weird winter blahs. Then maybe what you need is a simple b12 injection. This can help the overweight and tired mommy get back to her fighting weight. A b12injection is becoming the answer when it comes to rapid safe weight loss after indulging in those rich Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Is there any danger to this? Usually the b12 injection is safe in general unless your physician says otherwise. Vitamin B12 is one of the crucial nutrients that our bodies need in order to function properly and when we do not have enough all of our functions, including our ability to create energy slows right down. This means weight gain for mommies that suffer from the winter blues or who are simply having trouble keeping up in general.
Vitamin b12 performs many of the body's more important tasks including the job of giving us an energy boost. Those energy boosts are what give our bodies the impetus to burn calories. That is why B12 is always called the 'energy vitamin.'
There is a hitch. A vitamin b12 injection will not cause you to lose weight if you take it orally. Only injections cause real weight loss. To take the injectable version you need to get it prescribed by a doctor. Most of these doctors work as physicians in weight loss centers. Very often these B12 shots are a standard part of a medical weight loss program and they have been since the nineeen fifties they take care of all kinds of important tasks including the making of DNA during cell division and forming of red blood cells.
These shots are administered directly into the muscle, allowing the body to absorb it all easily. You will be required to stay at the medical weight loss program clinic for a few minutes after you get the shot to make sure you are not having an adverse reaction. People are usually never allergic to vitamin B but they do sometimes get allergic to the carrier fluids used to deliver the drug into the bloodstream.
If you are overweight because you have chronic fatigue system or a vitamin B12 deficiency than you might be prescribed these shots by a regular doctor. The lift that people get from these shots also helps them fight the stress and depression that might be leading to the overweight condition. People on these shots simply feel more like getting up and moving which is good.
I am not so sure I approve of these shots jus yet but I have seen them work with friends of mine who basically feel fat, depressed and overwhelmed with dealing with kids. I would not recommend doing any of this without a doctor's permission and also if you are pregnant or nursing stay away from any type of injection that alters your body chemistry.

Do Your Kids Need Vitamins?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics kids don't need extra vitamins. If you are feeding your little one a diet based on the Food Guide Pyramid then they should be getting all of the food that they need. 

However sometimes you end up with a kid who is a picky eater (such as my little boy who won't eat anything but tomato soup and bananas) and supplementation is necessary.  Some kids will stick to eating just one or two foods for months or even years so it is necessary to make sure that they are getting all of the nutrients that they need. Also if you are a vegetarian and raising your child to be one you don't have a diet that meets all of your child's nutritional needs as your child may be lacking in B12 or iron. Babies that are breastfed only may also need 200 IU of Vitamin D each day as breast milk is not fortified with Vitamin D. This is especially crucial if you live in a climate where there is not a lot of sun or if your child is confined to the indoors because of an illness.  

Older children who don’t drink at least 500ml (about 17 ounces) of Vitamin D fortified milk will also need Vitamin D supplements if they don’t get regular sunlight exposure.  Iron is very important to prevent anemia. Those most at risk of iron deficiency are infants who are not given extra iron after six months of age (usually in the form of an iron fortified infant cereal), and babies who drink low-iron formula, cow’s milk or goats milk. Good sources or iron include meats, fish, legumes, and fortified foods, such as breads and cereals.

Adolescent girls are also at risk of anemia once they begin having their periods so make sure your daughter is getting enough folic acid and iron. Your child also can't grow healthy bones with out calcium. It is an essential mineral that is necessary for healthy teeth and bones.

Kids who drink enough milk and eat enough yogurt, cheese and ice cream are never calcium deficient. Calcium supplements are poorly absorbed by children so you need to give them orange or grapefruit juice that is fortified with calcium.  Look for a juice that his high in calcium as many of them only have 20% of a daily value added.  You can also get chewable candies with calcium in them like Calcium gummy bears or Herbasaurs Calcium for Kids. Multivitamins for infants are available as drops and usually contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. They may also have iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E.  Good brands are Poly-Vi-Sol Drops, Gerber Vitamin Drops and Tri-Vi-Sol Drops.   

Keep in mind that many ‘complete’ multivitamins do not have all of the recommended amounts of the vitamins and minerals that your child needs each day and most don’t have enough calcium so you might have to look at supplementing your supplements depending on what brands are available.