What you need to know about Vitamin B-12

Are you ready for an energy boost? Vitamin B-12 helps increase energy, supports mental and emotional stability, reduces risk of heart disease, and generates new red blood cells for faster recovery from injuries

Who may need B-12?

  • People on a vegetarian or vegan diets or who eat fast food
  • People who take antacids
  • People who take Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Losec, Pariet, Prilosec, Tecta, Prevacid, Nexium and others.
  • People who take H2 blockers such as Zantac, Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid and others.
  • People who’ve had gastric surgery
  • People with a history of pernicious anemia
  • People in recovery from surgery or illness
  • People with a genetic change in their MTHFR enzyme as detected by genetic testing
    For more information about genetic testing, visit www. salmelind.com/genetics/

If you’d like to know whether you have a genetic change in your MTHFR enzyme or several other important enzymes, visit www.23andme.com/drmeli or sign up for a Free 15min consultation.

What are the symptoms of a B-12 Deficiency?

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Methylation defects
  • Neurologic symptoms (e.g. numbness or tingling in hands/feet, memory loss, depression, dementia)

The recommended dose is 1000IU as intramuscular shot per month or a ‘high dose’ shot of 5000IU per month if severe deficiency is present. Injections are quick and generally painless.

The B-12 used by Dr. Meli is active, called methylcobalamine. Often other forms of B-12 are given as IM injections. They are either cyanocobalamine or hydroxycobalamine, neither of which will provide the benefits listed above

To make an appointment for a B12 injection, visit www.salmelind.com/appointments

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