Pristine Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Noemi Quintanar
Naturopathic Physician located in Tucson, AZ
If you’re struggling with low energy levels, irritability, and poor concentration, you may benefit from vitamin B12 injections. At Pristine Naturopathic Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, Noemi Quintanar, ND, RM, MT, provides comprehensive consultations to identify the issue causing your symptoms before offering customized naturopathic therapies to heal your body and restore your health and quality of life. Call Pristine Naturopathic Medicine or schedule an appointment online today to find out how vitamin B12 injections can enhance your well-being.
Vitamin B12 Q & A
What is vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients your body needs to keep your nerve and blood cells healthy. It also contributes to DNA production and prevents megaloblastic anemia, as well as helping maintain your body’s energy levels and supporting healthy brain function and cognition.
While many patients absorb the B12 they need from the food they eat, many factors interfere with your ability to absorb the vitamins you need. For example, if you follow a vegan diet or have a digestive disorder such as Crohn’s or celiac disease, you increase your risk of having a vitamin B12 deficiency. In fact, up to 15% of Americans may experience a B12 deficiency.
At Pristine Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Quintanar offers vitamin B12 injections to address deficiencies and improve your overall health and wellness.
What are the benefits of vitamin B12 supplementation?
Vitamin B12 is critical to many of your body’s essential metabolic and hormonal functions. Vitamin B12 injections replenish your body’s vitamin stores, which enhances your health in many ways, including:
- Increases energy levels
- Boosts your metabolism
- Protects your heart
- Improves your mood
- Reduces the risk of cognitive decline
- Supports healthy fetal development during pregnancy
Many health problems are due to nutritional deficiencies. Working with a naturopathic physician such as Dr. Quintanar can help you improve your overall health and support your body’s natural healing ability with nutritional guidance and customized vitamin and nutrient supplementation.
What are the signs that I need vitamin B12 injections?
If your body isn’t absorbing enough vitamin B12 from your diet or a multivitamin, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Irritability or depression
- Memory problems
Insufficient B12 can also cause numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, as well as balance problems. Additionally, it can lead to anemia and damage to your nervous system when left untreated.
Your risk of vitamin B12 deficiency increases as you get older. Also, if you have a gastrointestinal disorder such as Crohn’s or celiac disease or if you’ve had gastrointestinal surgery, your chances of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency increase.
If you’re living with any of these symptoms, call Pristine Naturopathic Medicine or schedule a consultation online today for highly personalized care to restore your health and wellness.