B12 Injections Lakewood

B12 Injections

Preservative-free Methyl B12 (Methylcobalamin) Injections

It is estimated that up to 40% of the U.S. population does not get enough B12 in their diet.

We are excited to offer you a preservative-free form of B12 at our clinic. This quick and painless injection is great for patients who have auto-immune disorders, B12 absorption issues, and/or want a simple and easy way of getting their B12 supplementation. The following are some frequently asked questions about this new service that we provide.

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  • Impaired mental functionality – poor memory, brain fog, confusion, anxiety, depression, irritability, etc…
  • Muscular weaknesses – overall muscle weakness, tender calves, numbness and/or tingling in your extremities, etc…
  • Low energy – general fatigue (especially in the afternoon), shortness of breath, pale complexion, lightheadedness, dizziness, anemia , blurry vision, sensitivity to light, etc…

B12 is known as a necessary component for numerous functions in the body, including (but not limited to):
● Formation of DNA and red blood vessels
● Maintaining a healthy metabolism and digestion
● Synthesis of neurotransmitters and hormones
● Energy production
● Gene and enzyme regulation
● Athletic prep or recovery

  • A vegan or vegetarian diet with no animal products
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • An Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in your gastrointestinal tract
  • Frequent use of antacids, PPIs, or other acid blockers
  • A compromised gastrointestinal system
  • A MTHFR mutation in your genes
  • Patients over the age of 50 with a decrease in stomach acid
  • Methylcobalamin – The “Kingpin” of B12. It supports methylation in the body and it is commonly used for patients with gastrointestinal issues and/or autoimmune B12 absorption issues. It is great for patients looking to improve brain functionality, memory, mood, sleep, and fatigue.
  • Adenosylcobalamin – The “Fuel B12”. It is a mitochondrial (energy) form of B12 that is usually great for people who have general tiredness/fatigue or they are easily fatigued with small amounts of exercise.
  • Hydroxocobalamin – It is very useful to lower high levels of nitric oxide (common with auto-immune disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue).
  • Cyanocobalamin – a synthetic form of B12 that requires other nutrients from the body to make it bioavailable. It is the form most often found in most store bought supplements, and is commonly considered the least effective.

Patients who have a compromised gastrointestinal system (with a low production of intrinsic factor) are not able to absorb enough vitamin B12 from food or a pill form. Even healthy individuals can absorb as little as 10 mcg of vitamin B12 from a 500 mcg oral supplement. Imagine taking a supplement and knowing right away that your body will not absorb 95% of it from the start. This is the reason that many B12 supplements (whether they are in a pill form or even a tincture taken sublingually) often have 16,000%+ of your daily recommended intake of B12 in a single serving. The Supplemental Facts on the label say it all – they know that you are lucky to absorb even a tiny amount of that supplement. Our Methyl  B12 injections, on the other hand, bypass your digestive system altogether and put the power of vitamin B12 to work right away in your body.

This injection is only subcutaneous (just under the skin) so that it absorbs more slowly into the body and allows the effects to last longer. We use a “baby needle”,  smaller than many acupuncture needles used in our own clinic. Most patients experience a minor pinch, but there is not a lasting ache that is usually felt with a vaccine shot (which is injected deeper into the muscle). The most common response that we get from our patients is “was that it?” or “that was the easiest injection that I have ever gotten”.

Our B12 injections are easily administered in designated acupuncture points on either the leg or the arm. Most patients are used to getting HUGE injections in their glute muscle from their MD, but our small and painless injections are better suited for the leg or arm locations. This makes our B12 injections very fast and easy – patients roll up a sleeve or pant leg, get their injection, and are in and out of the door in a matter of minutes.

Our preservative-free Methyl B12 is stored in a designated refrigerator, which  allows us to provide you with the safest and most pure form of this vitamin. Common side effects from taking other forms of B12 are typically attributed to the added preservative – these include hot flashes, dizziness, and nausea.  With our preservative-free B12, rare symptoms include slight skin irritations and a special form of acne.

Every individual is different and we will find a dosage that fits your body best. For anemic patients or patients with autoimmune conditions , it is common to start off with an injection per week for six weeks, before beginning a monthly maintenance dosage. Other patients starting off on B12 will do an injection per week for four weeks, before beginning their monthly maintenance. There are also instances where patients come in on a circumstantial basis for a needed immune boost or for athletic prep/recovery.

Patients who are low in B12 often notice a difference in as little as 12 hours. Other patients may take a few days or weeks before noticing a significant difference.

Each Methyl B12 injection is $22, but we offer packages of six (6) injections for $108 total. You will not find a better price in town for the same service!

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