What are the benefits of B12?

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"Up to 40% of the population has a vitamin B12 deficiency"
Dr Oz.

B12 Happy Hour Featured on KTVU News, July 2012

Dr. Natalie Metz is interviewed about the health affects of vitamin B12 injections during one of our Wednesday happy hours. A couple talks about B12 injections improving his dementia.

Watch the KTVU video on YouTube

B12 is an essential vitamin used in the almost all methylation pathways in the body. This makes it good for brain health, immune support, nerve health, and energy. Vitamin B12 is present in meat products, egg yolks, shellfish and milk. B12 can be depleted by stress, alcohol, smoking, digestive issues, cardiovascular disease and illness. It is also an important nutrient for vegans and vegetarians who do not get it in their diet. There is also less absorption of B12 as people age due to reduced stomach acids.

B12 can be used to treat:

  • Fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Eczema
  • Some types of anemia
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Nerve health
  • Support detoxification
  • Mental clarity
  • Irritability and Depression

Are any other B vitamins important?

The B vitamins are involved in all of the energy production pathways in the body. The body uses them to maintain nerve health, hormone balance, adaptation to stress, and immune support. B vitamins can be deficient for similar reasons as B12, including digestive issues, illness, stress, et cetera. B vitamins are beneficial for people who have allergies, PMS, depression, skin disorders, high stress, and neuropathy.

Vitamin Injection Menu

Vitamin B12
Two forms are available for injection:

• Methylcobalamin- best for nerve conditions as it easily gets into the nervous system • Hydroxocobalamin- stays in your system longer at higher levels for longer term benefits

B-100 Complex
A mixture containing 200mg of B1, 2 mg of B2, 100mg of B3, 2mg of B5, and 2mg of B6.

B Vitamins serve many purposes in our bodies including energy production (reduces fatigue), and is especially important if there is malabsorption or colitis. B-Complex blends very well and synergizes with B12 injections.

Vitamin B5 – Dexpanthenol
B5 supports good adrenal health, production of energy from foods, and is useful for people with arthritis, allergies, acne and other skin problems; it is also useful for sexual endurance.

Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine
B6 supports neurotransmitter synthesis, is anti-inflammatory, and is antagonized by birth control pills. It is useful for mood disorders such as depression, as well as dementia, PMS, skin disorders and neuropathy.

MIC – Methionine, Inositol, Choline
These amino acids support brain function and the synthesis of neurotransmitters, amino acids and glutathione (the body's most detoxifying molecule), as well as proper hormone metabolism. This blend is effective for the treatment of many mood disorders and enhances the body's ability to detoxify, particularly preventing excess fat build up in the liver, leading to lower cholesterol levels

Folic Acid
We use methylfolate which is the biologically active form. Some people have MTHFR defects and are unable to convert folic acid into its active form in the body. Folic acid can prevent or treat a variety of conditions like cardiovascular health, autism, depression, neurological symptoms such as restless leg and migraines, and decreases risk of certain birth defects. Certain medications like oral contraceptives, methotrexate, fluoxetine, and certain anticonvulsants interfere with the absorption leading to a folate deficiency.

Which combination is right for me?

If you are unsure of which is right for you, consult with one of our doctors to review your options for ingredients, frequency, and benefits.

Why do I need an injection; shouldn't I get everything I need from food?

Many of our nutrients are hard to extract if digestion is less than optimal. Decreased sleep, increased stress, eating on the run, food sensitivities and inflammation can all alter the availability of the nutrients. Also, these vitamins become quickly depleted under mental or physical stress, toxicity, and poor diet.

Is there anything else available?

MIC: Methionine, Inositol, and Choline

These amino acids support brain function and the synthesis of neurotransmitters, amino acids and glutathione (used in detoxification pathways in the body). This blend is effective for the treatment of mood disorders, enhances the body's ability to detoxify, particularly preventing excess fat build-up in the liver, leading to lower cholesterol levels.

Which combination is right for me?

If you are unsure of which is right for you, consult with one of our doctors to review your options for ingredients, frequency, and benefits.

SAN FRANCISCO NATURAL MEDICINE
formerly: SOMA Acupuncture & Natural Health Clinic
Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, LAc
Erika Horowitz, ND • Andrea Zengion, ND, LAc • Natalie Metz, ND
Jacqueline Blakely, ND, LAc • Nafysa Parpia, ND • Stephen Meeneghan, ND, LAc
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