Posted by Dr. Della Parker on July 27, 2018
VITAMIN B-12 INJECTION THERAPY
Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Happy Valley collectively make Clackamas County one of the greatest communities to live in. Lake Oswego has great parks, West Linn is one of the safest neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates, and Happy Valley continues to keep its small neighborhood feel despite its phenomenal growth.
With a community as great as Clackamas, why would you want to leave? You don’t have to, especially if you are looking for naturopathic medicine and B-12 injection therapy. Vitamin B12 shots are the oldest and best researched form of vitamin B12 supplements, and for good reason. B-12 deficiency is also the most common supplement deficiency issue Americans face.
WHAT IS B-12 DEFICIENCY?
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for the body’s metabolic processes. Every cell requires B-12 to function. For this reason it is extremely important for humans and most animals to maintain a good supply. To get a little more technical, B-12 is required for many microscopic functions; DNA synthesis, cell division, hematopoiesis (blood formation), synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, and protection of nerve fibers in the spinal cord and the brain.
WHY INJECT B-12 INSTEAD OF ORAL INTAKE?
Deficiency can be caused by poor digestion, alcohol consumption, disorders of the immune system, a vegetarian diet, and more. Many people try to replace B12 via oral supplementation. Unfortunately, the digestive process renders much of ingested B12 useless to the body. Therefore, a more appropriate means of replacement is an intramuscular injection. Common symptoms of deficiency are depression, fatigue, poor memory, numbness or tingling, digestive complaints, and more. The injection is given in either your upper arm or hip. The most common side effect is low level pain at the injection site lasting for up to 2 days as well as a boost in energy!
Dr. Della Parker treats all types of conditions, but has a special interest in digestive problems, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid dysfunction. This year, make your health a priority. Learn about our Integrative Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition Response Testing, Injection Therapies, and other services. Contact Dr. Della Parker, Integrative Nutritionist Amy Hardesty or Massage Therapist Yvonne Schroeder for an appointment today or call 503-344-6631.