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Vitamin B12

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and makes new protein. The benefits of Vitamin B12 injections include treating or preventing symptoms, such as fatigue, heart problems, neurological damage, mood changes, muscle weakness and hormone imbalances.

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in many functions in the body, including:

  • DNA synthesis

  • energy production

  • nerve cell health

  • red blood cell formation

  • neurological function

B12 is present in many food sources (mainly animal-based), where it is bound to the protein molecules in that food. Anyone who is displaying any of the signs and symptoms of a B12 deficiency or pernicious anemia should call our office 720-456-6154 to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.

Some common signs and symptoms  of B12 deficiency may include:
  • decreased cognitive function, such as issues with memory or understanding

  • fatigue 

  • lethargy

  • constipation

  • feeling faint

  • depression or irritability

  • headache

  • difficulty maintaining balance

  • sore, swollen tongue, which may be pale yellow or very red

  • heart palpitations

  • mouth ulcers

  • paresthesia (pins and needles)

  • vision changes

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