Vitamin B12 injections are offered to patients as part of Meliora Integrative Medicine's Five-Point Restorative Approach.
As a water-soluble vitamin, Vitamin B12, plays an important role in brain and nerve function, red blood cell production, energy and metabolism. It is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be found in people with vegetarian or vegan diets, elderly people, certain medications (ie. proton pump inhibitors for heartburn), those who have had intestinal or weight loss surgery, those with disease that affect the gut (Chrohn's disease, celiac disease). It can also be caused by poor absorption because of one's genetics.