Vitamin B12 Deficiency
B12 Methylcobalamin and the Methylation Process
B12 methylcobalamin, often called B12, is a natural product that the body uses for the production of dopamine and serotonin, energy and hormone function, and immunity. The process of methylation is an important chemical process in our bodies that helps to maintain optimum health. For methylation to work efficiently it depends on vitamins and cofactors like folate and vitamin B12. When the methylation process fails an individual can face adverse health effects and the body is susceptible to cognitive dysfunction, disease and illness.
Causes of B12 Deficiency
- Leaky Gut and Chronic Gut Inflammation
- Gastritis or Hypochlorhydria
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Certain Medications
- Vegan Lifestyle
- Heavy Alcohol Consumption
- Microbial Imbalance in the Gastrointestinal Tract
Tests to Determine B12 Deficiency
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- MTHFR Genetic Test
- Organic Acid Test
- Homocysteine Test
How to Help B12 Deficiency
If you have a B12 deficiency Dr. Marnie can prescribe supplements to aid in the body’s absorption of methylated B12 to address your health concerns.
Call Dr. Marnie at Paradigm Health Group to schedule your appointment today.