The Benefits of Vitamin B12 in Tempe, AZ are numerous. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that helps keep the cells of the body healthy. B12 is one of several nutrients that aid in a process called methylation. Methylation turns different switches in the DNA on and off, affecting multiple body systems-neurological, cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, and more. Patients with low B12 are at greater risk for illness, disease, and even cancers. Protecting against these alone are the best Benefits of Vitamin B12 in Tempe, AZ.
B12 deficiency is very common today. B12 deficiency affects between 1.5% & 15% of the population, and it is speculated that number is underreported. B12 is primarily found in animal foods (fish, beef, poultry, eggs, milk). It is no surprise to hear that our sources of these foods have significantly declined over the last 30 or more years. That being said, B12 is not being observed as abundantly as previously in these sources. It may be obvious to say as well, but vegetarians and vegans would be at risk for low B12 levels. Additionally, some other populations may be at risk for low B12-anyone over the age of 50 (low hydrochloric acid in stomach), anyone previously diagnosed with pernicious anemia (they lack a special protein in the stomach to breakdown B12), and anyone who has had gastrointestinal issues (including acid reflux) or previous surgery.
Common complaints of low B12 include fatigue or low energy, chronic illnesses, hormone imbalances, weight gain, neuropathies, memory loss or brain fog. If you have any of these symptoms and you’ve never had your vitamin levels checked we’d love to help you get the Benefits of Vitamin B12 in Tempe, AZ. We can order levels, and we also offer in-office B12 injections that bypass the liver and make sure your getting the full dose of B12.