What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin and one of the thirteen essential vitamins your body needs to stay alive. It is produced in the gut of animals, so it is the only vitamin that you can't obtain from a plant of sunlight. Also, it is the only vitamin that has trace amounts of the element Cobalt which explains the scientific name Cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is a unique vitamin absorbed in our lower intestine, in the ilium and needs intrinsic factor in order to be absorbed.

Vitamin B12 injections can help in many ways including:

  • Increases energy

  • Alleviates hangovers 
  • Improves athletic performance

  • Essential for neurological health

  • Allergy prevention

  • Hypothyroid support

  • Improves memory

  • Boosts metabolism

  • Decreases chronic inflammation and pain 

  • Supports digestion

  • Decreases migraines

  • Decreases irritability

  • Enhances vascular health

  • Anemic support 
  • Helps with depression

Who is at risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Do you consume alcohol? Are you a vegetarian (50%) or vegan (80%)? Are you over 60 years old? Do you use recreational drugs in the past especially Nitrous Oxide? Have you even undergone surgery or dental work where Nitrous Oxide was used? Do you have a Thyroid disorder or an autoimmune disorder? Have you ever had Cancer and undergone chemo therapy or radiation? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you are likely at risk. 

Sources of Vitamin B12?

Meat, poultry, fish, eggs or dairy products fortified with VitaminB12.

Side effects and known toxicity?   

Slight bruising in the injection area and no known toxic effects