Vitamin B12 is a commonly deficient vitamin in certain groups of people. Are you at risk for deficiency? If your doctor says so, ask about the PatchAid B12 Energy Plus Patch. It has vitamin B12 and related vitamins to keep you well nourished.
Reasons for Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency can happen in these groups.
- Older adults, who often have reduced absorption of it from food.
- Weight loss surgery patients, who may have nutrient malabsorption and lower overall food intake.
- People who follow a vegan or plant-based diet, since vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal source foods such as meat and dairy products.
You can get your vitamin B12 levels checked with a blood test ordered by your doctor. Talk to your doctor if you may be at risk to see if you need supplements and whether the PatchAid B12 Energy Plus Patch may be right for you.
Vitamin B12 in the Patch
The PatchAid B12 Energy Plus Patch has 1200 mcg of vitamin B12. This meets or exceeds standards from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for post-op weight loss surgery patients.
Adequate vitamin B12 is needed for these functions, and more.
- Protein metabolism
- Healthy cell reproduction
- Healthy red blood cell production
Deficiency can lead to pernicious anemia and is linked to increased risk for depression and conditions such as birth defects, certain cancers, and heart disease.
Other B Vitamins and Ingredients
Did you know that too much vitamin B12 can mask a folic acid deficiency? That’s why the PatchAid B12 Energy Plus has plenty of folic acid, too. In addition, the patch meets or exceeds recommendations for B vitamins after weight loss surgery from the ASMBS. Vitamins include biotin, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. These B vitamins are needed for:
- Normal energy production
- Proper metabolism
- Proper blood cell formation
The patch also has ginseng, for memory, and choline, an antioxidant.
Benefits of a Patch for Vitamin B12 Deficiency
One benefit of using a vitamin patch to prevent or treat a vitamin B12 deficiency is that you may find it easier than taking an oral supplement. With a patch, you do not need to swallow capsules or liquids. And you do not need to take a vitamin B12 shot if the patch is working for you.
Another advantage of a B12 patch is that it absorbs through the skin. Transdermal absorption is an alternative to absorption through your stomach. That is a particular benefit if you have absorption problems, such as among some older adults or bariatric surgery patients.
Just peel off the back lining of the patch to reveal the adhesive back. Stick the patch onto a clean, dry, hairless area of skin. Leave the patch on for up to 8 hours, knowing that you can exercise and shower with it on.
If you want to ensure high amounts of key B vitamins, the PatchAid B12 Energy Patch has them. Along with B12 and folic acid, there is a range of B vitamins to support normal metabolism. Ask your doctor if this easy way to get your B12 may be right for you!