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With summer coming to an end and school back in session, I thought what better time to get into the spirit of learning than with talking about our newest feature in Wellness – B12 injections!

Now, let's start with the basics:

What is B12?

B12 is an essential water-soluble nutrient that’s found almost exclusively in animal-sourced foods.

Why do you need it?

B12 is crucial to our bodies as it’s directly involved with: developing red blood cells, maintaining energy, healthy brain function, increasing metabolism, and it even supports a balanced mood! Unfortunately, studies have shown that nearly 40% of the population is low-normal/deficient in this key nutrient. B12 deficiencies are directly linked to feelings of fatigue, weight gain, depression, memory loss and anemia, amongst other symptoms.

So, what can you do and how can we help?

Well, first let us tell you that not all B12 shots are the same! There are two forms of vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin and Methylcobalamin.

Cyanocobalamin is the chemically synthesized form of vitamin B12. This is what you’ll most commonly find in drugstore supplements and clinics. While this is a cheaper (yet stable) option - it must be converted by the body before it can be utilized in its active form.

Methylcobalamin, however, is the naturally occurring form of B12 – meaning that it’s already in its active state and much easier for the body to directly absorb. When comparing the two in a clinical setting, most patients who received an injection of Methylcobalamin reported a significant difference in energy and mood that lasted a week or more. Those who received an injection of Cyanocobalamin reported mostly no significant difference in energy or mood.

When it comes to your health, we consider quality to be a higher priority than cost. Which is why we only offer the methylated version of B12 injections and supplements. We are happy to accommodate an injection during your already scheduled appointment, or give us a call and we can schedule one for you!