Vitamin B12 is required to form red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen and deliver it to the body. If deficient, patients can experience fatigue.
Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve memory, cognition, depression and anxiety as vitamin B12 is imperative for proper nerve function.
Vitamin B12 injections have been found to relieve lower back pain and complications of shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia).
Patients at risk for B12 deficiency:
1. The elderly
2. Those diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia
4. SNP’s in MTRR, MTR, TCN2
5. People taking metformin and/or PPI’s (acid reflux medication)
6. Bariatric surgery, or gastric bypass surgery patients
How to test Vitamin B12 levels:
Testing Vitamin B12 levels is typically done via blood , but our Urine Hormone test also provides us with data on how well you are utilizing your Vitamin B12 in the body!!
Vitamin B-12 Injections
Vitamin B12 helps with the following:
Low Back Pain
Prevent Neural Tube Defects
Hair and Nails