One vitamin that plays an essential role in the healthy function of red blood cell production, DNA and the nervous system, but is frequently overlooked by physicians, is vitamin B-12. Many people are unaware the health symptoms they are experiencing are due to a deficiency of Vitamin B-12, or cobalamin.
13 Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Difficulty walking
- Pale or jaundiced skin
- Difficulty walking
- Fatigue and/or weakness
- Fast heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Cognitive issues such as irritability, depression, or memory loss
- Weakened immune system, frequent illness
- A smooth tongue
- Vision loss
- Digestive issues including gas, constipation, diarrhea, or loss of appetite
What is Vitamin B-12 and Why is it Important to Our Health?
Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble essential nutrient that is critical for DNA synthesis, red blood cell production, neurological function, nerve cell health and energy production. Many of the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency is due to the lack of healthy red blood cell production. Without a sufficient supply of healthy red blood cells your body cannot transport oxygen, and without adequate levels of oxygen, your body is unable to keep your organs healthy.
Additionally, vitamin B-12 supports the production of myelin which protects your nerves, keeping your nervous system functioning optimally.
Diagnosing a Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
Our bodies do not produce vitamin B-12 so we must get our B-12 from the foods we eat such as red meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy. It can take years to develop symptoms due to a deficiency of vitamin B-12 and it is frequently misdiagnosed by physicians as a folate deficiency. As we age, it becomes more difficult to absorb vitamin B-12.
The experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will perform a comprehensive laboratory test that will include measuring your vitamin B levels.
Conditions That Can Increase the Risk of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Alcohol abuse
- A vegetarian or vegan diet
- Taking antacid medications
- Weight loss surgery
- Atrophic gastritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Celiac disease
- Pernicious anemia
Vitamin B12 Injections from the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
People who do not absorb vitamin B-12 may need vitamin B-12 injections to treat their deficiency. Vitamin B-12 injections contain a synthetic form of vitamin B-12 called cyanocobalamin. Vitamin B-12 given by injection bypasses the stomach and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream making it a better option than oral supplements. These shots can be self-administered at home and can boost B-12 levels quickly.
Visit the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic to learn if you can benefit from vitamin B-12 injections.
About the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
With treatment centers in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama, The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic is the most experienced Age Management Clinic in Latin America. Our focus is your health and vitality. By optimizing hormone levels, replacing nutrient deficiencies through natural methods and providing education on disease prevention and wellness we can help you optimize your health; decreasing body fat, increasing muscle mass and muscle tone, improving insulin and hormone levels naturally, increasing energy levels and sexual vitality and improving mental acuity.
Services at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women including HGH and testosterone therapy
- Facial rejuvenation
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- P-shot PRP for men
- Chelation therapy
- Comprehensive laboratory testing including telomere testing and cancer testing
- Food intolerance testing
- Weight loss and nutritional counseling