NeuroMedici is so excited to have our IV Vitamin Therapy infusions up and available to our patients this winter. IV Vitamin Therapy is a great way to quickly administer vitamins directly into the bloodstream, feeling the benefits fast! After trying our Vitamin therapies for ourselves, it’s no surprise our team absolutely fell in love with the B12 Shots! Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin found naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, fish, and dairy products.
Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and in the formation of red blood cells. Lack of B12 can lead to anemia, causing you to feel tired and weak. NeuroMedici offers affordable, readily available B12 shots to anyone over the age of 18!
B12 is an essential nutrient to the human body. It plays an important role of many systems in the body including neurological (brain) function, nerve cell health, red blood cell (hemoglobin) formation, DNA (genetic material) synthesis, and energy production (metabolism).
The recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12 is six micrograms per day. Deficiency is a widespread phenomenon. People who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet are at the highest risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. They may get little to no B12 from their food because vitamin B12 only occurs naturally in animal sources. Estimates indicate that up to 90% of people following vegan or vegetarian diets lack sufficient vitamin B12. If left untreated, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anemia. Vegans and vegetarians are not alone in being at risk of having a deficiency. It can also develop from poor B12 absorption as some people are not able to absorb it well. B12 is present in a variety of food sources (mainly animal-based), where it is bound to protein molecules. Cobalamin separates from the protein during digestion and a substance called intrinsic factor binds to it for the body to absorb into the blood. People whose bodies do not generate enough intrinsic factors can become vitamin B12 deficient as a result. People whose bodies are unable to process vitamin B-12 adequately may develop anemia brought on by a lack of intrinsic factors to support red blood cell production. Deficiency is also prevalent in the elderly as the capacity to absorb vitamin B12 can diminish with age. Other populations at risk include people who had intestinal surgery (including weight loss surgery) and diseases that affect the gut, such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease. -Source.
It may be hard to know for sure if you are deficient in B12. However, common signs are:
NeuroMedici’s B12 shots are extremely affordable at $20 an injection making them accessible to everyone! To schedule your B12 injection, visit our website here.