B12 for Asthma?

Vitamin B12

Today in Physical Medicine, we learned that injecting vitamin B12 into the infraspinatus muscle (located over the scapula, aka the shoulder blade), is used to treat asthma!  That's right: a vitamin... injected into a muscle... can help a respiratory condition... like asthma.  That body is so weird at times. Research papers supporting this theory are located here and here. 

Mechanism: it is believed that asthma is often due to a sulfite allergy. As a result, vitamin B12 (aka cobalamin) can help because it helps to produce a sulfite-cobalamin complex that blocks the action of sulfites in the body. It also decreases bronchospasms caused by sulfites due to its oxidative nature in the body.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting - we should discuss this further ;)

    xoxo Momma


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