You have heard of Vitamin B12, but do you know what it actually is?
Vitamin B12 is a natural compound obtained from animal products in our diet. It is crucial to the proper functioning of every cell in our body, but it is mainly utilized by the brain and nervous system, blood, and it is very important for the manufacturing of DNA.
B12 is normally absorbed from our daily diets, however our bodies do not always absorb nutrients maximally, thus reducing our body’s ability to perform at its best. Vegetarians and vegans specifically, are prone to B12 deficiencies since they do not consume the animal products that B12 is naturally found in. These people require B12 supplementation in order to prevent medical illness.
When it comes to B12 supplementation, not all B12 is created equally. There are two forms of cobalamin: cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is not found in nature and as such is not as usable in our bodies.
Methylcobalamin however is a much more active and usable form of the vitamin B12 found in nature. At Renew IV Wellness we only use Methylcobalamin in our infusions, this differentiates us from many other IV infusion spas that favor the cheaper, less effective cyanocobalamin.
Benefits of Vitamin B12
Now that you know what Vitamin B12 is and what it does, you’re probably wondering how can a B12 injection benefit you? Vitamin B12 has numerous benefits but most notably it is associated with improved memory function, an elevation in mood, and it is widely considered to reduce fatigue.
With all of these benefits, why not give B12 and Renew IV Wellness a try? We offer both transdermal B12 patches as well as intramuscular B12 injections. Both are very effective in delivering the revitalization benefits of B12 therapy.
Authored by Kyle Bowers M.D. & Uhuru Smith M.D.