Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function and DNA synthesis. They will help with energy and metabolism as well as improving your overall mood.
B12 injections are water-soluble, which helps your body store and use the vitamin as needed. Injections are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your stomach where nutrients may be lost.
How much B12 your body needs depends on your age. Older individuals have increased chances of a deficiency. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you may have a higher chance of a deficiency since B12 comes from animal proteins. If you suffer from gastrointestinal issues you may have a deficiency. Diseases such as celiacs or Crohn’s can prevent your body from absorbing nutrients.
Injections typically last in your system for 7-10 days. A consultation with our nurse practitioner will help you determine how often you should receive the injections.
Insurance does not cover B12 injections however we offer competitive pricing. Give our office a call to learn more.
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