B12 INJECTION THERAPY

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WHAT’S SO BIG ABOUT THE B?

Vitamin B12 deficiency is believed to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. For this reason, B12 injections are sometimes used to offset the many symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, such as fatigue and weakness, poor moods, and low concentration.

Even more serious is that B12 deficiency can disturb red blood cell formation and elevate homocysteine levels, which negatively impacts neurological and cardiovascular health, in addition to posing risks during pregnancy.

WHAT DOES B12 DO?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that’s crucial for many vital metabolic and hormonal functions — including the production of digestive enzymes and carrying important nutrients into and out of cells. Due to how it helps convert and synthesize many other compounds within the body, it’s needed for well over 100 daily functions. Some of the roles that are attributed to vitamin B12 include:

  • Forming red blood cells
  • Playing a role in DNA/RNA synthesis
  • Acting as a cofactor for methionine synthase (helping with methylation or the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, which protects cardiovascular health and more)
  • Facilitating metabolic conversion of protein and fats
  • Carrying out neurotransmitter functions and helping with production of hormones
  • Helping convert amino acids and make creatine
  • Producing myelin sheath (the coating of nerves)
    Helping with synthesis of hemoglobin
  • Playing a role in fetal development during pregnancy

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF B12 INJECTIONS?

  1. Might Reduce Depression, Cognitive Decline and Dementia: Some studies show that, especially in older people, supplementing with vitamin B12 can prevent depression, restore better mood control and retain healthy memory/mental functioning. (7)
  2. Helps Lower Fatigue: Restoring vitamin B12 to healthy levels can treat anemia, help with conversion of macronutrients and production of creatine (beneficial for building muscle mass), and reduce muscle weakness.
  3. Can Help Improve Your Metabolism: Some people turn to vitamin B12 shots to overcome a sluggish metabolism and even help with weight loss. Because injections might give patients more energy and regulate hormone production, it’s possible to experience changes in appetite, improved sleep and better exercise performance. Some even claim B12 shots improve appearance of their skin, hair and nails.
  4. Protects the Heart: Elevated homocysteine levels have been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of adults in industrialized nations. Vitamin B12 is needed for conversion of homocysteine and therefore can prevent conditions or complications like heart attack, stroke or coronary heart disease.
  5. Improves Low Sperm Count
  6. Helps with Fetal Development During Pregnancy (8)
  7. Helps Prevent or Treat Diabetic Neuropathy

Will B12 injections help with my fatigue and dizziness?

Lack of adequate red blood cells being produced can cause fatigue and dizziness. Checking for that with the generic MTHFR test will confirm if your body is not producing and assimilating adequate B12. There may be an improper conversion of folate which can also lead to elevated cardiovascular findings.

Can B12 help with stomach disorders, constipation, and stomach pain?

Perhaps, since B12 assists in red blood cell function such as hemoglobin production.  When you are deficit, your blood cannot carry adequate amounts of oxygen to your cells. This can lead to a condition called “Pernicious Anemia,” which can cause the symptoms you are describing.