At Care Wellness Center, we truly care about helping our patients maintain their overall health and wellness and that is why we added B12 and vitamin injection therapy to our growing list of services. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, known as cobalamin. It plays an important role in brain function and the production of DNA and red blood cells.
At our wellness center we use the highest quality and most bioavailable of all types of B12 known as Methyl Cobalamin.
A vitamin B12 deficiency is common among many Americans, even more so in those that adhere to a vegan or vegetarian diet. As many as 80-90% of people following a vegan lifestyle may have a deficiency and the reason for this is that vitamin B12 is only found in animal food sources. A deficiency in B12 is not only limited to vegans and vegetarians. A deficiency is common among the elderly as the ability to absorb vitamins can decrease as you age.
Another important point to make is that unlike other vitamins, the absorption of B12 is dependent on a protein called intrinsic factor that is produced in your stomach. It binds to B12 so it can be absorbed into the blood. If you do not produce enough intrinsic factor, you may become deficient.
The injections we administer at Care Wellness Center are a quick way to get your B12 at adequate levels. One of our licensed and certified acupuncturists or medics administer these injectables with ease and with little or no discomfort to our patients. And the best part is that an injection of B12, Methyl Cobalamin can bring on immense and immediate health benefits.
Benefits of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin Injection Therapy:
Our bodies need vitamin B12 for normal function of the brain and nervous system, the formation of red blood cells, and other critical processes. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 can lead to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, irritability, depression, anxiety, numbness and tingling in extremities, digestive problems and even nerve damage and cognitive issues.
Some of the benefits of adding B12 injections to your health care regimen include increased energy, improved mood, better sleep and sharper cognition (alertness). It also includes improvements in…
- Heart Health – Vitamin B12 can reduce the level of homocysteine blood levels. This amino acid is related to an increase in heart disease.
- Skin Health – Vitamin B12 is known to help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.
- Brain Health – Studies show that vitamin B12 can help facilitate nervous system function, memory, mood, and depression.
- Blood Health – Vitamin B12 is an important factor in the production of red blood cells. When the body is deficient in B12 this can adversely affect the production and development of red blood cells.
How Often Can I Get B 12 Shots?
For the majority of people, the physicians at Care Wellness Center consider it safe and recommend getting a B12 injection once weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. After 4 weeks we recommend getting an injection of B12 two times a month for 2 months, then B12 shots can be helpful monthly (1 x a month) as maintenance.
Are any other vitamins or nutrients added to the injectable?
At our wellness center in Margate Florida, we do offer other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in injectable form to our patients. Solutions of B Complex, Zinc, Vitamin C, Glutathione (antioxidant) can be added to your B12 injection. Talk to your physician to determine what formula is best for you.
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Come around and give us a visit. We have been in the Margate, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs area for over 12 years. Care Wellness Center is located in the Peppertree Plaza, 441 and Sample, and we are open 6 days a week. Give us a call at 954-586-8088 to get started today!