Approximately 85% of Americans are deficient in vitamin B12!
As we grow older, we often have more difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from food. In fact, a vitamin-B12 deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. Absorption of B12 in food requires a substance, from our stomachs, called intrinsic factor. The production of intrinsic factor decreases with age! In fact, The American College of Physicians assumes that no one has intrinsic factor past age 70.
Vitamin B12 lies at the core of our body’s ability to make DNA for new cells, turn the food we eat into energy to power our metabolism, and in forming healthy red blood cells.
In the short term, insufficient B12 levels can lead to deep fatigue, mood changes, and dementia- like qualities, preventing you from feeling your best and performing at your highest energy level. In the long term, an unchecked vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage and even neuropathy, which is why it’s important to catch it early.
Most physicians recommend getting B12 through diet or supplements. However, if your body is having difficulties digesting B12 then injections may be necessary. People with chronic fatigue or anemia require regular injections of vitamin B12 because the oral form is not dependable.
Our B12 injections contain the highest absorbable form of B12 called Methylcobalamin, the most active form of the B12 family. This is what the body converts Cyanocobalamin into. This form of B12 is better absorbed than Cyanocobalamin because it is more bioavailable. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion and absorption of foods and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fat. Methylcobalamin (B12) also interacts differently with certain neurotransmitters within the brain.
Our regular B12 patients have reported the following:
• “I have more energy”
• “I am able to sleep longer and more sound.”
• “I have less brain fog!”
• “I have less frequent headaches.”
• “I don’t need my afternoon coffee anymore!!”
Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals, even daily in some cases and then monthly for maintenance. A regular schedule to receive the injections can be customized to each individual.