Beverly Hills Primary Doctor
Primary Care Physicians & Concierge Medicine Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vitamin B12 plays a number of important roles within the body, but many people do not sustain optimal levels. Patients from in and around Beverly Hills, CA come to Ehsan Ali, MD for vitamin B12 shots, which are a fast, safe and effective means of vitamin B12 supplementation.
B12 Shots Q & A
What is the role of vitamin B12 in the human body?
Vitamin B12 is responsible for a number of tasks within the human body. For one, it is critical in the manufacture of DNA. It also is a requirement in the production of red blood cells, and many people who have low B12 levels will also experience anemia. Vitamin B12 also supports normal brain function as well as a healthy nervous system. B12 has an impact on metabolism, helping to synthesize fatty acid into energy production.
Where do we get vitamin B12, and how do we become deficient?
Vitamin B12 is not produced by the human body, and has to be obtained through food or supplementation. Certain foods are especially good sources of the 12, including beef, poultry, fish, milk and eggs. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a serious matter, and can have detrimental effects to the human nervous system, brain function and mental health. Lesser issues related to vitamin B12 deficiency include constipation and loss of appetite. A deficiency in vitamin B12 can be the result of dietary choices, including a vegan diet. Other causes include pregnancy and lactation, as well as various diseases or disorders that affect the body’s digestive system. These include but are not limited to Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and gastric or celiac disease.
What can be done to ensure proper levels of vitamin B12?
Research suggests that many people are deficient in vitamin B12. The best way to address this deficiency is to seek a trusted source of B12 supplementation. One of the most powerful ways of increasing B12 levels is to seek medically administered vitamin B12 shots. Patients who receive regular supplementation in this manner reports an increase in energy and overall wellness. Vitamin B12 shots provide patients with a safe, effective and simple means of boosting their level of B12, which can have a number of important positive effects.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most PPO insurance plans, Medicare and Self-Pay. Patients with no insurance can pay per visit out of pocket. Please call to find out if your insurance is accepted.
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