B12 Injections

B12 is fundamental to a healthy life

Your vitality is intimately linked to your Vitamin B12 status as it is an essential vitamin that is required for hundreds of physiological processes such as; glucose/carbohydrate metabolism, detoxification, adrenal health, energy production, DNA antioxidant regeneration, neurological system health, healing of the gut, red blood cell production and much more.  B12 is known to help you with your weight loss goals, improving your overall energy, helping fight viral infections, improving memory, sleep, brain fog and can help heal your gut. It’s essential to a fundamental healthy life.

Symptoms of B12 deficiency include:

 

  • anemia
  • low mood and depression
  • fainting/lightheadedness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • memory loss
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • difficulty focusing and
    concentration, foggy brain
  • irritability
  • low immune function
  • numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • swollen tongue

People most at risk of B12 deficiency include vegans/vegetarians, people with or pernicious anemia, women with heavy menstrual bleeding, the elderly and those suffering from IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, or chronic diarrhea.

 

The effects of B12 injections include:

  • improved energy
  • deeper, more restful sleep
  • improved mood
  • reduced anxiety and irritability
  • improved memory, reduced brain fog
  • reduced nerve pain
    and peripheral neuropathy/sciatica
  • treatment of shingles, chicken pox or cold sores
  • treatment of post-partum depression
  • anti-viral, immune boosting
  • reduced inflammation in the gut

There is no defined upper limit of B12 supplementation as it is a very safe vitamin.

Methylcobalamin or Hydroxycobalamin is the form of B12 that your naturopath uses for injection purposes because they are activated forms that the body readily uses.  They also have an affinity for the brain and nervous system and are more helpful for depression and low mood than cyanocobalamin which is bound to a molecule of cyanide.