Vitamin B-12 Shots
Facts about Vitamin B12:
- Aging means we absorb less Vitamin B12 from food. It is estimated 85% of us come up short of the necessary B12 from our diet.
- Absorption of B12 in food requires a substance from our stomachs called intrinsic factor, which decreases production with age.
- People with chronic fatigue or anemia require regular injections of vitamin B12 because the oral form is unreliable.
- Vegetarians (especially vegans) are given shots of B12 since their diet is low in animal products, the primary source of B12.
- Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals (usually weekly or monthly).
- A regular schedule to receive the injections can be customized to each individual.
- Deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms including ataxia (shaky movements and unsteady gait), muscle weakness, spasticity, incontinence, hypotension, vision problems, dementia, psychoses, and mood disturbances.
How often can I do the injections?
Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals. We recommend once weekly for 4 weeks, followed by once a month. A regular injection schedule can be individualized by your provider.
What are the possible benefits?
- Improved energy and stamina
- Improved sleep quality and duration
- Higher metabolism
- Improved immunity
- Reduced allergies, stress and depression
- Improved mental clarity and mood
- Balanced immune system
There is no downtime after a b12 shot. The injection site area may feel a little tender, red, be swollen or slightly raised and bruising may occur.
When you come in for your free evaluation, our team will assess your current skin condition, discuss your goals and let you know if vitamin B-12 shots are right for you. Contact us today.