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MIC B12 Lipotropic Shots

What is the function of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a co-factor in the transfer of methyl groups in the body, which are important in the synthesis of DNA. B12 is also important for carbohydrate metabolism. A symptom of B12 deficiency can be neurological problems because the nervous system uses carbohydrates as the main fuel source. In addition, B12 deficiency can result in Megaloblastic Anemia, a type of anemia in which the red blood cells grow without dividing, becoming enlarged.

What are symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Low energy
Tingling sensation or numbness in hands or feet
A swollen, red cracked tongue
Mood changes
Trouble concentrating and remembering things
Megaloblastic anemia

People at risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency:

People with a deficiency of intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is produced by the stomach lining and is necessary for the absorption of Vitamin B12 Removal of a portion of the stomach (i.e. post-gastric bypass surgery)
Malabsorption diseases (Celiac Disease, Colitis, Crohn’s disease)
Lack of or deficiency of stomach acid. Stomach acid is necessary for making Vitamin B12 available from food. People taking heartburn medication, such as proton pump inhibitors, are at a higher risk for B12 deficiency and may benefit from alternative therapies to control/eliminate the heartburn or have regular Nutrient IV therapies and/or Vitamin B12 injections
People with tapeworms
Alcoholics Excessive use of antibiotics
Excessive use of anti-convulsant medication
Daily consumption of Aspirin may increase the risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Discussing alternative therapies or having regular nutrient IV therapy and/or vitamin B12 injections can help.
Taking the diabetic medication, Metformin is associated with a higher risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Never stop your diabetic medication without a physician’s advice. Diabetics on Metformin can benefit from regular nutrient IV therapies and/or regular B12 injections to replenish their Vitamin B12 levels.
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What is the quickest, most effective way to correct a Vitamin B12 deficiency?

The best way to correct a deficiency of Vitamin B12 is through a Vitamin/Nutrient IV that contains vitamin B12 and/or via vitamin B12 injections. When administered intravenously or through injection, the Vitamin B12 is not subject to gut absorption and the entire dosage administered is available to the body for use. Any excessive amount not used by the body is flushed out in the urine due to vitamin B12 being a water-soluble vitamin.

What does MIC stand for?

MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol, and Choline.

Methionine: An essential amino acid, meaning that it cannot be synthesized in the body. Methionine helps form SAM (S-adenosyl methionine), which is the “activated” form of methionine. SAM does the following:

Breaks down estrogens Carnitine synthesis (the fat carrier molecule of the body)
Choline synthesis
Creatine synthesis
Epinephrine synthesis
Melatonin synthesis (aids in sleep, a powerful antioxidant)
Nucleic acid synthesis- a component of DNA Breakdown of histamine
Glutathione synthesis (the major detox antioxidant of the body)
Maintains cartilage health

Inositol: A B vitamin and a primary component of cell membranes. Inositol does the following:

Transports fats through the body
Helps convert food into energy
Helps neurons communicate better with the body’s nervous system
Vital for hair growth
Inositol combined with choline produces lecithin, aiding in the breakdown of fats such as cholesterol

Choline: Similar to the B vitamins but not “officially” a B vitamin, yet often placed in the B vitamin category. It is an essential nutrient which is water soluble. Functions of choline in the body:

Normal functioning of all of the body’s cells
Brain and nerve function
Liver metabolism
Transportation of nutrients throughout the body
Has been linked to a decreased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Decreases the risk for heart disease as it helps break down fat such as cholesterol
Helps prevent accumulation of fat in the liver- often known as Fatty Liver Disease