Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common. You may just need more due to physiologic stress, or perhaps you’re not getting enough from food because you’re a vegan, or you may not be absorbing it well due to a lack of stomach acid.
At OSMD we use methylcobalamin or hydroxycobalamin, not cyanocobalamin, which has to be converted enzymatically in the body before use. They are a little more expensive, but more easily utilized by the body. If you are deficient and get a B12 shot, you can expect an increase in energy, a more positive mood, and reduction of fatigue or depression. It also helps treat and prevent anemia, and reduces levels of inflammatory homocysteine in the body.
Methionine, Inositol, and Choline are combined with B12 to assist the body in metabolizing and removing unwanted fat. When combined with diet and exercise, it is designed to boost metabolism and provide energy and a sense of well-being. MIC B12 shots (also called “Lipoboost”) can be combined with our SculpSure non-invasive fat reduction treatment to help the body dissolve and eliminate unwanted fat in a very precise way.
Cholecalciferol, or Vitamin D3, can be taken orally or given as an intramuscular injection to boost levels of this vitally important nutrient. Each injection provides 100,000 units of D3 and can be given monthly for 4 to 6 months for very low levels, or as a single dose to boost immunity or help you prevent or recover from colds and flu. Because it is very powerful, a low serum vitamin D needs to be documented prior to getting a series of these, and serum calcium needs to be monitored.
The ‘Calm’ injection is a compounded specialty/custom nutrient injection that promotes relaxation, sleep, and positive mood. The ingredients included are GABA, Magnesium, Taurine, and Theanine. This is good for those suffering from anxiety, migraines, or muscle tension. GABA is a muscle relaxant, decreases anxiety, aids in secreting growth hormone, promotes sleep, and helps with mood. Magnesium plays an important role in neurochemical transmission and muscular excitability. Taurine acts as a metabolic transmitter and is also known to have a detoxifying effect. Theanine is one of the chemicals found in green tea and is used to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation.
Glutathione is commonly known as the body’s most important antioxidant. It fights almost any disease, particularly those associated with aging. It helps the body neutralize free radicals and promotes detoxification. As glutathione is poorly absorbed orally, infusion and injection are the preferred methods of administration.