B-12 Injections at MetroMD

Posted on December 16, 2020 by: admin_metro

B-12 Injections are becoming more and more common among health-conscious patients who may be too busy or unable to get proper nutrients in their day to day lives. B-12 is an essential vitamin according to a study done by Harvard stated;

“The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions. The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day. Like most vitamins, B12 cannot be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements. Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream”

You can refer to that study here https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780

At MetroMD we don’t just use any B-12 we use the highest grade available known as Methylcobalamin. This is a form of vitamin B12. It can be used to replace levels in patients who don’t have enough and may also be used to treat certain conditions such as neuropathy, ALS, and certain types of anemia. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can be more prevalent among vegan or vegetarian diets. It is important for those on these diets to accommodate certain vitamins that are predominantly found in meats or dairy such as B-12. Patients can have a micronutrient blood test done in order to test for any potential vitamin deficiencies or absorption issues.

Vitamin B-Complex is also a combination of various B vitamins including B-12 and is helpful in boosting the immune system to prevent infections while supporting or promoting the growth of red blood cells.

This is why we recommend B-12 injections as they are virtually painless and take less than 2 minutes. For more information check our blog and website. For B-12 injections there is no need to schedule an appointment, walk-ins are welcome!