The benefits of b12

Vitamin B12 is found in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and other commonly ingested foods, and is an essential all-purpose vitamin required for all-around health. It is usually found in supplement form with other B-complex vitamins.

B12 helps to build red blood cells, and a strong brain and nervous system. While B12 can be found in a lot of the foods we eat everyday, often times we may not be getting an adequate amount to meet our bodies’ specific needs. This can lead us to develop what is referred to as a vitamin B12 deficiency.

B12 deficiency

Pernicious anemia can be a major problem due to insufficient intake of B12. This is thinning of the blood and it affects the immune system as well as well as the heart and circulatory system.

Memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease, may be aggravated by a deficiency of vitamin B12. Supplements are now being given to patients with Alzheimer’s to help regulate the immune system and even the plaque on brain cells leading to dementia.

A lack of this basic vitamin may also be responsible for heart disease, sleep disorders and depression. Doctors treating related symptoms often prescribe a diet high in all of the B vitamins along with B vitamin supplements to ensure adequate levels are maintained.

A B12 deficiency cannot always be avoided with just healthy eating habits. Sometimes it’s just not enough. With an examination, a B12 injection can be given to patients in order to prevent a deficiency. Intravenous therapy gives an immediate supply of B vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the body to replenish it.

Other uses for vitamin B12

This vitamin is now given to patients with multiple sclerosis and ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. There is no the miracle cure for ALS but B12 injections can potentially help with some of the associated symptoms.

Vitamin B12 is also used to offset macular degeneration, eye problems, and gum disease associated with aging. The vitamin can also be applied to the skin for rashes including eczema and psoriasis as it may be combined with avocado oil or other creams.

An IV treatment with a “cocktail” that includes a B complex, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin C will help with asthma, inflammation, fatigue, hypertension, detoxification and immune disorders. This type of treatment is also used for patients with various sclerosis conditions.

The importance of B12 and other vitamins cannot be understated. Too much alcohol and not enough sleep can deplete your body’s vitamin resources lowering the immune system. A heavy workout also requires replenishing your body with vitamins and liquids.

For more information on the benefits of vitamin B12 or to see if a B12 therapy treatment might be right for you, please contact one of our knowledgeable specialists at  the biostation™

South Florida’s leading provider of Functional and Age Management Medicine, the biostation offers comprehensive, individualized, and a holistic approach to total wellness and age management. By focusing on customized medicine, the biostation helps patients earlier in the aging process in order to help prevent, rather than treat age-related issues. Founded and run by Martin G. Bloom, M.D., a Cardiologist and Functional Medicine Expert with 40+ years of experience, the biostation, which has locations in Delray Beach, Miami and now Boca Raton at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is dedicated to helping patients identify the root causes of any issues in order to restore the body to its peak performance, alleviate symptoms and ultimately, reverse the effects of aging and prevent age-related diseases. the biostation creates personalized treatment plans with proven, effective and safe anti-aging solutions that include highly advanced testing, bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrient therapy, sexual health programs, medical aesthetics, weight loss and much more.

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