Vitamin B12 injections in Burlington
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for red blood cell production, neurological function, cell metabolism and energy production as well as DNA synthesis. Optimal B12 level is involved in lowering homocysteine, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular events.
Vitamin B12 is absorbed in the gut with the help of stomach acid and intrinsic factor, a protein made by the stomach lining cells. Food sources of vitamin B12 include animal proteins (eggs, meat, diary, fish) therefore strict vegetarians and vegans could become deficient and need to supplement.
Why vitamin B12 injections?
Vitamin B12 injections are effective in reversing a deficiency in individuals who have issues absorbing the vitamin from food sources or supplements. The absorption is usually impaired in elderly population, in individuals with low stomach acid or stomach surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or other causes of malabsorption such as medications (e.g. Metformin), parasites, etc.
Methylcobalamin (methyl B12) is the active form of the vitamin, preferred by naturopathic practitioners. The methyl group makes B12 readily available for the brain to use it, and the benefits of methyl B12 extend to the processes of detoxification (heavy metals, hormones) which involve the methylation pathway.
Who would benefit from vitamin B12?
B12 injections could help individuals experiencing:
- Depression, anxiety
- Mental fatigue
- Anemia (pernicious)
- Neurological symptoms (cognitive impairment, dementia, numbness in extremities, headaches)
- Autoimmune disorders
- Weight gain
Our naturopathic doctor, Maria Galantai is qualified to administer intramuscular Methyl B12 injections as part of her treatment plans where indicated. Book a free 15-min consult with Dr. Maria Galantai to learn more.
Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?
Dr Maria Galantai is a very experienced naturopathic doctor. In fact she used to be a medical doctor back home in Europe. Today, she offers her expertise to those interested in a more holistic approach. Her passion to care for others along with our multi-angled perspective on treatment, is unique to the clinic.
At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.
With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solutions, located right here in Burlington.
So if you’re looking for naturopathy then Pillars of Wellness is your go-to for health and wellness.
If you wish to receive more information and/or make an appointment with Dr. Maria Galantai, please contact us. We are conveniently located in Burlington, Aldershot.