Vitamin B12 Therapy

Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and in the formation of the building blocks of every cell in your body. B12 can help provide energy, clarity of mind, enhanced sleep, improved mood, a boosted immune system, increased physical stamina and potentially aid in weight management.

An untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anemia, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough B12 to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs.

Vitamin B12 shots are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency. The injections are prescribed by a doctor and given intramuscularly, or into muscle.

Improves Fatigue & Energy

One of the most common symptoms of B12 deficiency is increased fatigue or lack of energy levels. If you think back to basic biology classes, you’ll remember that mitochondria produces energy for your cells in the form of a molecule called ATP.  Vitamin B12 (along with other B vitamins) is required for proper energy production in your mitochondria. The number and proper function of mitochondria in your cells determine your subjective sense of “energy”. A lack of Vitamin B12 would make energy production less efficient and result in fatigue.

Boost Immune System

Vitamin B12 plays a role in white blood cell production, and white blood cells are essential for proper immune system functioning. This factor is important for helping fight off viruses and bacteria that come into contact with your body. It has been shown that low levels of B12 impact the body’s ability to fight off various infections.

Helps With Weight Loss

As noted above, Vitamin B12 shots can help improve your sleep, increase your energy, normalize your metabolism and improve your mood. All of these factors indirectly influence your ability to lose weight which is why several patients report successful weight loss after starting B12 treatments.

Regulates Sleeping Patterns

If you are having sleep issues including difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, problems getting tired at night or low energy levels then you may be experiencing problems with your circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm is the process that helps regulate the quality and depth of your sleep and studies have shown that methylcobalamin (pharmaceutical grade B12 in its methylated form) can help improve this rhythm.

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