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?
- 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