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The vitamins referred to as your “B vitamins” are actually a group of vitamins made up of eight separate B vitamins: the most well-known B vitamin is B12. 

Our bodies do not produce vitamin B12 so we rely on getting it in our food.  Animal products such as poultry, fish, milk, and eggs are the  primary source of vitamin B12. B vitamins play a large role in neurological function and are an important component to detoxification, the breakdown of carbohydrates, and the creation of neurotransmitters.  They also impact many other physiological processes in the body.

B12 DEFICIENCY

Signs & Symptoms

​Fatigue, Irritability, Mood Swings, Tingling or Numbness to your hands and feet, Depression, Difficulty concentrating 

WHAT CAUSES B12 DEFICIENCY

Poor eating habits or Vegan Diet

One common reason you may be deficient in B12 is by not eating foods rich in B vitamins, like meat, fish, eggs and dairy. People with vegetarian or vegan diets may not ingest enough through food and could need supplementation. 

Absorption & Gastrointestinal Issues

Pernicious anemia, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Disease, Infection, Long-term food allergies, Issues with gut health may have difficulty absorbing nutrients such as vitamin B12.

HOW TO TREAT B12 DEFICIENCY

Vitamin B12 Injection

Vitamin B12 injections are an effective for raising the vitamin B12 level in the blood quickly. The injection will be given intramuscularly (into the muscle) by your Elaris MWC provider.

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