Beginning Wednesday October 2nd, 2013, Dr. Sarah Vincent, ND will be hosting B12 Happy Hour! Get your mid week energy boost, to get you over the hump and feeling great all week long!
What is B12 Happy Hour??? It’s a two-hour window between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, where vitamin B12 injections can be done on a walk-in basis. This process takes about 10 minutes.
What is Vitamin B12?
B12 is also called cobalamine. It is one of the eight water-soluble B vitamins that your body needs. In short, B12 is a vitamin that your body needs, to maintain healthy nerves, a regular metabolism, and it is also required to help you body make blood.
Who can benefit from B12?
Pretty much everyone! Vegetarians, vegans, anyone who is stressed (almost everyone), fatigued, or has anemia!
What more can B12 help me with?
Here’s a quick list of way that B12 work in your body…
#1. Healthy brain function and nerve development.
#2. Depression, memory loss, and fatigue.
#3. It can lower your risk for heart disease.
#4. Anticancer effects.
#5. Anti-allergy effects.
#6. Many medications lower B12 in the body.
Here is a short list** of a few more common medications that lower your B12 levels. If you are on any of the following medications, I recommend you speak to your Naturopathic Doctor, to set up a regular schedule of B12 injections.
Metformin (Glucophage), All birth control pills, Phenytoin, Phenobarbitol, Primidone, Colchicine, Methotrexate, Colestipol (Colestid),
Cholestyramine (Questran), Colsevelam (Welchol), Cimetidine (Tagamet),
Famotidine (Pepcid AC), Ranitidine (Zantac), Esomeprazole (Nexium),
Lansprazole (Prevacid), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Zidovudine (AZT,
*** The above list of medication is not an exhaustive list. To know more about the medications your doctor has prescribed for you are, please speak to your medical doctor directly or make an appointment to speak to your Naturopath.
What other occasions call for B12 supplementation?
#1. Alcohol! Planning a big night out? Going on vacation? Excessive alcohol consumption over a short period of time can cause B12 levels to drop significantly!
#2. Smoking~~ May reduce vitamin B12 levels
What about adverse side effects? B12 has extremely low toxicity and even taking enormous amounts does not appear to be harmful to most people. Having said that, there are no benefits in taking enormous dosages of B12.
Have more questions about B12 and B12 injections? Book your FREE 15 minute consult NOW with Dr. Sarah!!!
By: Dr. Sarah Vincent, ND
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