B12 Injections

We now have two options:

ENERGY BOOST- Vitamin B12 injections.   $25 per shot or $150 for a series of 8

WEIGHT LOSS SHOT- LipoVite  $30 per shot or $250 for a series of 12

The Energy Boost Vitamin B12 injection is made specifically for energy, mood, and an increase in vitality.  Vitamin  B12 is a co-factor that helps with methyl donors.  Because of its major role in this process, it is important for energy, neurotransmitter production, carbohydrate metabolism, and synthesis of DNA.  Therefore, it can be utilized for anti-aging, energy, and enhancement of mood.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is especially common in order adults, primarily due to lack of intrinsic factor and malabsorption. Older adults with vitamin B12 deficiency might require weekly injections in order to restore levels to normal. Other people at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency include vegetarians and people with increased vitamin B12 requirements associated with pregnancy, thyrotoxicosis, hemolytic anemia, hemorrhage, malignancy, and hepatic and renal disease.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can take months to years to become symptomatic due to large body stores. Normal serum vitamin B12 levels range between 200-900pg/mL. Lower serum concentrations usually result in megaloblastic anemia or neurologic damage. Vitamin B12 deficiency results in megaloblastic anemia, gastrointestinal lesions, and neurologic damage, beginning with an inability to produce myelin and progressing to degeneration of the axon and nerve head. Neurologic symptoms caused by vitamin B12 deficiency can include neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, paresthesias (numbness), ataxia, memory loss, weakness, and personality and mood changes.

Are you at risk?

There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, two of them are practices often undertaken to improve health: a vegetarian diet and weight-loss surgery.

Plants don’t make vitamin B12. The only foods that deliver it are meat, eggs, poultry, dairy products, and other foods from animals. Strict vegetarians and vegans are at high risk for developing a B12 deficiency if they don’t eat grains that have been fortified with the vitamin or take a vitamin supplement. People who have stomach stapling or other form of weight-loss surgery are also more likely to be low in vitamin B12 because the operation interferes with the body’s ability to extract vitamin B12 from food.

Conditions that interfere with food absorption, such celiac or Crohn’s disease, can cause B12 trouble. So can the use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs, which reduce acid production in the stomach (acid is needed to absorb vitamin B12). The condition is more likely to occur in older people due to the cutback in stomach acid production that often occurs with aging.

Recognizing a B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be slow to develop, causing symptoms to appear gradually and intensify over time. It can also come on relatively quickly. Given the array of symptoms it can cause, the condition can be overlooked or confused with something else. Symptoms may include:

  • strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
  • difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
  • anemia
  • a swollen, inflamed tongue
  • yellowed skin (jaundice)
  • difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
  • paranoia or hallucinations
  • weakness
  • fatigue

We also offer a Weight Loss- LipoVite Shot 

Contains MIC which stands for Methionine, Inositol, and Choline.

Methione is an essential amino acid and cannot be synthesized by the body.  It helps to form a compound called SAM that is responsible for the following vital processes in the body:

  • Synthesis of choline, carnitine and creatine that is important for cellular energy
  • Breaking down estrogens
  • Production of melatonin that aids in sleep and acts as a powerful antioxidant
  • Detoxification through the production of glutathione
  • Helping with the building block of DNA

Inositol is a B Vitamin that is the primary component of cell membranes.  It plays a role in:

  • mobilization of fats through the body
  • helps to convert food into energy
  • improves communication in the nervous system
  • helps with hair, skin, and nails
  • aids in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol
Choline is a sister nutrient to the B vitamins.  It serves many important functions in the body including:
  • normal functioning of the body’s cells
  • brain and nerve function
  • liver support
  • transport nutrients throughout the body
  • brain health
  • decreased risk for dementia
The best results come from multiple shots on a weekly basis in order to get the levels up in the body and support the higher levels of these water-soluble vitamins.  We recommend 1/week for 8 weeks with the B12 shots and 1/week for 12 weeks with the B complex and MIC.
Call 651-209-9906 now to schedule!

Synapse: Center for Health & Healing
4480 Erin Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 209-9906
Fax: (651) 209-9909
Hours of Operation
Mon. – Thur. 9am-1pm and 3pm-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

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