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Faerie (November 30, 2012, 12:25:08 PM):
I'm the only one on the forum that seem to have the urge to post random and useless stuff (usually about stuff that happens around me and to me), so I figure I'm going to start this thread to post my rubbish in, read it or ignore it, it makes live easier for everybody including myself as I can then stop questioning whether its worthy of a mention or not (since its already classified as useless).

And feel free to add your own useless thoughts should you have the occassion to have them. I sincerely doubt Mefiante would make use of this though.

I just had a B12 shot, and damn, it burns, why the hell cant they invent a B12 shot that doesnt burn?
Tweefo (November 30, 2012, 12:33:30 PM):
What is a B12 shot? Sounds like some type of shotgun blast, be careful in the city ;)
Faerie (November 30, 2012, 12:56:05 PM):
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Vitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12


I'm anemic (well, most of the time), and tend to suffer from extreme exhaustion due to the iron levels being almost non-existent, so every once in a while I go get a series (they come in three, one every two days) to perk me up. I generally try to just eat more liver/spinach and other very red (meat) or very green (plant matter) stuff but having the injection works faster... :/
Lurkie (November 30, 2012, 13:09:17 PM):
This doesn't answer why there is no burn-free B12 injection, but does question whether we need the buggers in the first place.

I had a B12 shot a few years ago, and was rewarded with gales of laughter after making a similar complaint to a very well-read GP buddy of mine. His question was "Do you have a deficiency? Or do you just like supporting a scam?".

I didn't have or like either option and was embarrassed that I had thought B12 injections were science-based. Yet another victim of good marketing!

Check these out:
http://www.thesupplementskeptic.com/2011/05/b-vitamins-for-energyscam.html
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/vitamin-b12-the-energy-panacea/

Faerie (November 30, 2012, 13:24:50 PM):
This doesn't answer why there is no burn-free B12 injection, but does question whether we need the buggers in the first place.

I had a B12 shot a few years ago, and was rewarded with gales of laughter after making a similar complaint to a very well-read GP buddy of mine. His question was "Do you have a deficiency? Or do you just like supporting a scam?".

I didn't have or like either option and was embarrassed that I had thought B12 injections were science-based. Yet another victim of good marketing!

I'm anemic (most of the time), and its certainly not a supplement in my case, I tend to keel over and wake up in an ambulance if I dont watch my diet carefully or ignore the by now familiar hollers from my body that something's up (or lacking rather). Its like giving naughty kids Ritalin with the hope that it would turn the kid into an angel, it helps those that need it and the rest can have it because it makes them think it helps them, there's a scam for everything and a sucker born every minute but it unfortunately detracts from the value that it gives those who really need it.

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