B12

Methylcobalamin (Methyl B12) is a unique form of vitamin B12, which is more readily converted into the coenzyme forms than conventional cyanocobalamin.

A great article on the difference between methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin can be found here.

Benefits of B12 

  • More energy, mental alertness and stamina for everyday tasks 
  • Healthier immune systems 
  • Improves sleep 
  • Increases metabolism, thereby aiding in weight loss 
  • Reduces allergies, stress and depression 
  • Improves mood stabilization 
  • Lessens frequency and severity of migraines and headaches 
  • Helps lower homocysteine levels in the blood, thereby reducing the probability of heart diseases and strokes
  • Methylcobalamin also readily binds body stores of cyanide.

Possible Side Effects and Contraindications of B12 

  • A vitamin B12 shot is safe and generally has no side effects, even in higher doses. 
  • Your pee may be pink/orange for 12-24 hours
  • Some redness and swelling at the injection site may occur. This should start to get better within forty-eight (48) hours. 
  • In rare cases, B12 can cause diarrhea, peripheral vascular thrombosis, itching, transitory exanthema (rash), urticaria (hives), feelings of swelling of the whole body.  
    • Please call Rachel at 720-441-2101 if you experience these symptoms.