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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"When All else Fails - If you've read my first procedure review, you know what's happening. If not, I'll give a brief synopsis for you.Back in 2016; I worked my a** off, literally. After losing 90 pounds I was left with stubborn belly fat and saggy skin around my abdomen. It was really affecting me and my view of my body. I worked extremely hard and felt I had nothing to show for it. Enter in, Dr. Dorner.I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction done in September of 2016. 12 weeks into recovery..........Pregnant.I was extremely worried. I had just had this major abdominal surgery and now it was going to be undone; would it be okay for the baby, is it going to be too tight, would there be any complications? I had an amazing OB/GYN and it turned out her brother is a plastic surgeon. She said that she has had several patients that have had a tummy tuck and then had babies, with little complications, although they hadn't been as soon after.Long story short, everything turned out fine. I was fine, baby was fine (although she was breech and we couldn't get her to turn - no matter how hard we tried) and she was born in August of 2017.During my pregnancy I gained about 29 pounds. After my pregnancy, I gained additional weight. You know....new baby, whatever sleep I could get, nursing..these things took priority. I have managed to lose 23 pounds. So that's great, but it hasn't been lost from where I want. I've been trying hard, not as hard as before but still hard and the fats just not budging.I saw Dr. Dorner today for a consultation; after looking at the areas around my hips, he agreed and said he could perform liposuction with no issues. He did ask if I had had any drastic weight loss prior to my tummy tuck because I have more skin than he'd expect for someone who gained a small amount during pregnancy. I can't fault him for asking, I doubt he remembers my previous history, so I said yes. He briefly mentioned a posterior body tuck which I guess is like a tummy tuck for the backside. No thanks. Just the lipo please. I can live with my cellulite and not have to finance a down payment on a house.The quote was less than I imagined so I'm fairly certain this is going to happen. Just have to plan when; it looks like it will be shortly before mother's day, he's good at what he does and books out pretty far, plus it'll be my gift to myself."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 10, 2020
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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!