Vitamin B12 Injection
Posted by Dr.Kirti Deol
Vitamin B12 injection- Get energized!
Vitamin B12 is crucial to the human body as it is an integral part of many of our body’s metabolic pathways. Vitamin B12 play a role in:
1) DNA synthesis
2) Red blood cell formation
3) Lowering homocysteine levels (higher levels associated with heart disease)
4) The nervous system and immune system
Patients who have a compromised digestive system (ie. Celiac, Ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, constipation, low stomach acid, chronic heartburn), can benefit greatly from an intramuscular injection of Vitamin B12.
The reason being that Vitamin B12 found in food is bound to protein and in order to absorb it, different enzymes found in our stomach acid and something called intrinsic factor, are crucial to absorb the B12 into the bloodstream. Many patients who lack the enzymes to break down the protein bound B12, or who lack intrinsic factor (pernicious anemic patients), will not absorb the B12 effectively and become deficient in B12, along with other nutrients.
Vitamin B12 is present almost exclusively in animal foods (meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs), therefore, commonly women, vegetarian or vegan patients, or patients with poor eating habits, are usually deficient.
Intramuscular B12 injections are quick and relatively painless. They are absorbed into the bloodstream immediately, by-passing the digestive tract and ensuring good bioavailability and high absorption.
Supplementation of B12 can treat and/or prevent a number of conditions. Here is a list of common conditions:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Dementia/cognitive decline
- Postpartum Depression
- Diabetes and neuropathy
- Trigeminal neuraligia
- Back pain
- Muscle cramps
- Compromised Digestive System
- Skin Conditions
- Cardiovascular Health
- Immune suppression
- Pernicious anemia
Book a consult today with Dr. Kirti Deol to see if Vitamin B12 injections could benefit your health.
If you have any questions, please contact us!