Wondering what the benefits are of a vitamin injection vs. oral supplementation? First, it is important to remind you that, ideally, you should be getting the majority of your vitamins and nutrients from natural, whole food sources like vegetables, fruits, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised eggs and poultry, legumes, nuts, etc. However, many of us are occasionally unable to meet our nutrient needs through our diets alone, especially during periods of stress, due to illness, while taking certain medications, or some may have a condition that impairs absorption of certain nutrients. Many people have trouble with nutrient absorption (from food or oral supplementation) due to the presence of intestinal inflammation, poor gut health, or sometimes in the case of B12 deficiency it can be due to a deficiency of Intrinsic Factor – a glycoprotein produced in the stomach that is essential for B12 absorption.
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