Vitamin B-12 is one of the most important vitamins to optimize for many different reasons. Vitamin B-12 shots are used to increase your energy, rev up your metabolism and help if you are deficient in certain nutrients. Vitamin B-12 injections bypass the digestive system, and increase your body’s stores temporarily, to help give you a more immediate boost. Many medications, improper diet, medical conditions, and the normal aging process can lead to B-12 deficiency.
Vitamin B-12 & its benefits
There are many benefits to the Vitamin B-12 shot: Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is given in intramuscular injections. Oral forms are not as effective and may not be absorbed well. A vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause fatigue, improves concentration and moods, memory and cognitive loss, Myalgias (leg and back pain), poor digestion, hair loss, weight gain. Vitamin B-12 also increases heart health by decreasing Homocysteine levels, promotes nerve health, decreases risk of neurological conditions (dementia), helps muscular function(by enhancing neurotransmitter-hormonal functions), skin health, and crucial in development of red blood cells preventing a type of anemia.
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Vitamin B-12 FAQs
How much do I need?
For best results, Dorner Plastic Surgery recommends one Vitamin B-12 monthly, although this may vary from person to person.
Are Vitamin B-12 shots safe?
Vitamin B-12 shots are a water soluble vitamin and very safe because allergies to the components of Vitamin B-12 shots are rare.
Are there side effects common with a Vitamin B-12 shot?
Most common side effects of the shot is a local site reaction, it might feel a little sore or tender. Serious side effects are not common.
What are some natural sources for Vitamin B-12?
Natural sources of Vitamin B-12 are egg yolks, liver, meat, salmon, tuna, and clams.
Where is the Vitamin B-12 shot administered?
The Vitamin B-12 shot is administered in the upper arm.
How long does the Vitamin B-12 shot last?
Vitamin B-12 injections last anywhere from a few weeks to one month, but this may vary from person to person.
How much does a Vitamin B-12 injection cost?
Talk to your Dorner Plastic Surgery professional for prices as we often run specials for purchase of multiple shots which allows you to bundle up and save!