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B12 Shot in West Palm Beach Gardens Florida

Cobalamine is B12 vitamin.  Vitamin B12 helps with DNA synthesis and the metabolism of amino acids and lipids. It is one of the water soliuble B vitamins. In animals , an exogeneous source is required for neurologic function, normal growth , and for the maintainence of normal red blood cell production. B12 is also invloved in energy production from proteins and carbohydrates. There are currently three significant cobalamines that are used in practices. They are Methylcobalamin, Hydroxocobalamin, and Cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin and Hydroxocobalamin are the preferred forms and can be used interchangeably. We use one of these forms in our practice. Unfortunately, research directly comparing this various vitamin B12 is very limited.
Dr. Dahabra doesn’t like to use Cyanocobalamine as it contains Cyanide, putting stress on the body to clear it. The amount present in these preparations is almost insignificant. Still, it is better to avoid it, especially when there are alternatives.

Hydroxocobalamin is recommended worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a drug of choice for treating vitamin B12 deficiency. Hydroxocobalamin has a higher affinity to plasma protein and a longer half-life, making Hydroxocobalamin last longer in the bloodstream, resulting in fewer injections. High dose of hydrocycobalamine 5-10 grams iv is used to treat cyanide poisoning.

Methylcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12 in West Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is considered one of the best forms for maximum bioavailability as it doesnʼt need any extra step for conversion and is directly used by the body. It is the form that the body can use to form the myelin sheath , which is the covering of the nerve cells.
Although Methylcobalamin may be slightly more preferred due to its high bioavailability, you may use either Methylcobalamin and Hydroxocobalamin interchangeably depending on the availability. Methylcobalamin is the preferred form in individuals who cannot methylate the vitamin. It is a rare condition, but there is a test for that nowadays to detect it.

Stability:

  • Hydroxocobalamin is a little bit more stable than Methylcobalamin.

Can they be mixed and added with other things?

  • They should not be mixed due to the stability of the B12 itself.

Can I also use Cyanocobalamin?

  • This synthetic form of B12 in West Palm Beach Gardens is not found in nature, and Cyanocobalamin is an inactive form of B12 that is FDA approved for B12 deficiency.
  • Cyanocobalamin is not preferred because the manufacturing of this form adds a cyanide molecule to the compound.
  • This Cyanide is released into the system during the breakdown of the Cyanocobalamin adding to the toxic burden.
  • While the amount of the cyanide molecule is not dangerous, it does require the body to convert and remove it.
  • This process can deplete glutathione reserves.
  • This form is also the furthest from the activated forms of Hydroxocobalamin and Methylcobalamin.
    Still, it is better than nothing if it is the only form available.
  • A Glutathione infusion helps clear the Cyanide and many other toxic substances from the body in case you are getting Cyanocobalamine.
  • I’ll talk about the benefits of Glutathione separately on its page.

Vitamin B12 in West Palm Beach Gardens is essential to cell growth, reproduction, and hematopoiesis, and B12 is also vital for myelin synthesis. Myelin is the sheath that is found around the nerves, and it is like the covering of the electric wire.

Indications:

  • Neurologic disorders that might result from malabsorption or deficiency of vitamin B12. Also disorders as multiple sclerosis and dementia.Here a daily injection is needed.
  • anemia that is associated with B12 deficiency. These are called megaloblastic anemias. Other anemias will necessitate other kind of tretments.
  • asthma where you will need the injection every other day till the symptoms are better.
  • fatigue
  • Alcohol damage will necessitate daily or every other day injection till you see improvement.
  • B12 also Chelates Cyanide, producing Cyanocobalamin.

A deficiency of B12 will lead to numbness/tingling, anemia, fatigue, asthma, depression, and memory deficits. That’s why treating and preventing the above conditions is good with B12 injections to replenish the deficit.

Contraindications:

  • Cobalt sensitivity (Methylcobalamin contains cobalt) – intradermal test dose recommended if suspected.
  • Leber’s disease (optic nerve atrophy) – can worsen with B12 use
    of Hydroxocobalamin.
  • Benzyl alcohol sensitivity (used in methylcobalamin preparation as a preservative)
  • B12 treatment can unmask polycythemia vera which is excessive RBC in the circulation
  • Again it is available in Multiple forms:
    • Cyanocobalamin
    • Methylcobalamin, and hydroxycobalamin.
    • It is better to avoid Cyanocobalamin as it is produced with Cyanide.

The concentration of B12 in West Palm Beach Gardens is 2,000mcg/ml, which is 2 mg/cc. It is injected either IM(Intramuscular) or IV(Intravenous).

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