Lux Wellness Center located at 1372 Main Street in Carbondale, Colorado. We offer B12 happy hour clinics three times a week. No appointment is necessary.
Either Jade Wimberley, ND or Michelle Brandon, DACM. Lac. Both are experts in injection therapy.
B12 is a water-soluble vitamin absorbed in the lower intestines with the help of intrinsic factor—a substance secreted by the stomach. B12 must come from your diet; your body does not make it.
Large amounts are found in liver, beef, salmon, trout, tuna, and clams. Smaller amounts are available in eggs, yogurt, cheese, and cereal products fortified with B12.
The majority of B12 deficient people EAT plentiful amounts of food containing B12, but their bodies can’t absorb or use it. Given the enormous increase of digestive issues and daily stressors (alcohol, environmental pollutants, aging) it’s no wonder so many of us are low on this beneficial vitamin. Other than from our diet, B12 can be obtained through B12 injections. B12 is safe for pregnant women and anyone receiving chemotherapy and radiation.
Vegetarians, vegans, elders, people who drink alcohol, people who have digestive issues and who are taking medications such as Prilosec and Tums.
Everyone’s optimal level of B12, obtained through a blood test, is unique. On average, the value of > 600 pg/ml is sufficient, but I shoot for >900 pg/ml for optimal wellness.
Injections bypass the digestive tract and, as a result, the vitamin B12 has a more direct route to the cells and can be more readily metabolized. You will feel the benefit more quickly.
Everyone’s health goals are different, so recommendations are unique to you. Typically, a great place to start is getting six injections within two months. At the end of this cycle, review with your healthcare professional improvements in your overall health goals and determine an appropriate schedule for future injections. Once again, everyone’s health needs are unique. Six injections in 6-7 weeks might benefit one patient, while another needs more injections over a longer period of time.
Yes, we can request a lab draw at GMA in Glenwood Springs; the cost is $35. We need your name and date of birth to submit this request. One of the B12 practitioners will call you with results and make a recommendation based on your levels.
Slight bruising and or soreness at the injection site can occur. There are no known toxic effects when administered at appropriate levels. Allergic reactions can occur with any intramuscular injections. Dr. Jade Wimberley, who oversees vitamin B12 injections at Lux Wellness Center is trained and prepared to treat any reaction.
Currently, we do not.
Insurance will not cover vitamin B12 injections. Naturopathic doctors are not included in insurance plans. Please call or write your insurance company and request that they cover naturopathic treatment.