Get YOUR natural energy boost with B12:
“Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful”–Harvard Health (01-10-13) The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions. This makes it good for brain health, immune support, nerve health, and energy. The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day. Like most vitamins, B12 can’t be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements. 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. And therein lies the problem: Some people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs, while others can’t absorb enough, no matter how much they take in. As a result, vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common, especially among older people. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 3.2% of adults over age 50 have a seriously low B12 level, and up to 20% may have a borderline deficiency. A serious vitamin B12 deficiency can be corrected two ways: weekly shots of vitamin B12 or daily high-dose B12 pills. A mild B12 deficiency can be corrected with a standard multivitamin. B12 can be used to treat:
- Some types of anemia
- Nervous system disorders
- Nerve health
- Support detoxification
- Mental clarity
- Irritability and Depression
Other important B vitamins:
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.
Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center Vitamin Injection Menu
• Methylcobalamin- 1,000mcg/mL: best for nerve conditions as it easily gets into the nervous system
Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine- 50mg/ ½ mL
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.
Vitamin B5 – Dexpanthenol- 250mg/mL
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.
A mixture containing 100mg of B1, 2 mg of B2, 100mg of B3, 2mg of B5, and 2mg of B6/ mL 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.
Folic Acid – 5mg/ ½ mL
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.
MIC – Methionine 25mg, Inositol 50mg, Choline 50mg/mL
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
VITAMIN D-3 (10,000 IU/mL)
Helps maintain good health and has been shown to be beneficial in helping to: support bone health, prevent fractures, help with back pain, regulate hormones and alleviate some symptoms of depression. It also contains anti cancer benefits, supporting immune system issues, and lowering the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Vitamin D3 Injections are better absorbed by the body since they go directly into the blood stream. *Before starting Vitamin D3 injections please consult with your physician if you are pregnant or lactating.
FITNESS Complex (1 mL)
B1=30mg, B2=5mg, B3=30mg, B6=30mg, MIC=25,50,50, B12=1,000 mcg, L-Carnitine=100mg. L-carnitine is an amino acid that plays a critical role in energy production. It converts fat cells into energy by transporting fatty acids into your cell’s mitochondria to produce energy. A recent meta-analysis of 13 trials involving 3629 subjects showed L-carnitine was associated with a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality. *ALL ABOVE SHOTS CAN BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY OR BY SERIES PACKAGE
Which combination is right for me?
If you are unsure of which is right for you, consult with our doctor to review your options for ingredients, frequency, and benefits.