The human body requires a daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals in order to function optimally. If one of these vitamins is deficient, it can result in a variety of issues. For most of us, our B12 comes from meat, fish, eggs and dairy. Those who have certain dietary restrictions or are unable to absorb an adequate amount of B12 due to health problems, may benefit from B12 injections. A B12 injection is a quick and easy way to get B12 levels up to par.
There are many benefits.
Tryptophan is the amino acid found in foods like turkey that makes you drowsy. Our body produces tryptophan naturally. Vitamin B12 contributes to this tryptophan production process. As such, B12 can help you get a good night sleep.
Due to the fact that hair loss is quite common in men, a B12 deficiency as the cause of it is often missed. Because cells are not being metabolized efficiently, it is difficult for hair growth to occur normally. Regular B12 shots restore your body’s ability to metabolize, and cause your hair to begin growing as usual.
B12 injections are highly recommended for those who have a deficiency. The synthetic chemical, cyanocobalamin, is not easily absorbed by your body, but methyl cobalamin is. Depending on your condition, you may need to get a B12 injection every few weeks until your deficiency is gone. If you have a medical condition where you are unable to absorb sufficient B12 from your diet, you will need to get a shot every month to stay healthy.
Vitamin B12 is essential to immune function. Insufficient B12 alters the body’s ability to produce white blood cells. These cells are essential in fighting off infections and keeping your immune system functioning properly. B12 deficiency can lead to pernicious anemia. Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack stomach cells, subsequently inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12.
If you are always tired, even after adequate rest, you may be lacking in B12. This vitamin is required in the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen around your body, providing the fuel your cells need to produce energy. Dimished red blood cell production will create symptoms of low energy and inability to concentrate.
Insufficient B12 vitamin causes anemia. If you are anemic, you can not efficiently convert fats and proteins into energy. As a result, it becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight despite regular exercise and proper diet.
Although research in humans is still very limited, some studies suggest that vitamin B12 could affect body fat and metabolism.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Lookout for the signs and symptoms.
- Mouth ulcers
- Disturbed vision
- A pale yellow tinge to your skin
- Pins and needles (paraesthesia)
- A sore and red tongue (glossitis)
- Changes in the way you think, feel and behave
- Changes in the way that you walk and move around
- A decline in your mental abilities, such as memory, understanding and judgement (dementia)
Lookout for the signs and symptoms.
- Pale skin
- Lack of energy
- Extreme fatigue
- Feeling faint/light headed
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
FAQ & Common Treatments
Large amounts of Vitamin B12 are in liver, beef, salmon, trout, tuna, sardines, and clams. Smaller amounts can be found in eggs, yogurt, cheese, and fortified cereals.
Vitamin B12 is vital to optimal health. It is mainly found in animal products (fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy), although some foods are fortified with B12. Because vitamin B12 is water-soluble, it is not stored in the body and must be replenished regularly. It is essential for proper red blood cell (RBC) formation, and provides the body with energy. It is involved in a myriad of vital bodily functions including DNA synthesis, protein conversion, neurological function, as well as fatty acid production. Benefits of adequate B12 include improved energy, better sleep, elevated mood (boost serotonin), increased focus, hormone regulation and much more.
Everyone’s ideal level of Vitamin B12 is different. On average, the value of > 600 pg/ml is sufficient, but many medical professionals recommend > 900 pg/ml.
Yes. Even though our injections consist of natural medicines — vitamins, minerals, amino acids — any solution that is meant to be injected into the body is Rx-only (that includes saline solution)!
You will be seen by our doctor for your shot. Because this is a brief doctor’s appointment to have Rx-only natural medications injected, you will need to complete and e-sign an informed consent that includes your correct and legal name and date of birth (verified by valid photo ID) prior to being seen. We have the right to refuse you as a client should you falsify this information and may block you from having the ability to schedule reservations.
Do not order B12 or any other substance for injection off the Internet. Solutions sold on the Internet may be mislabeled, adulterated, expired, or meant for other uses. It is not legal to sell injectable solutions on the Internet without a valid (Rx) prescription.
Absolutely anyone can benefit from B12 injections. Those who would benefit most include: Vegetarians, vegans, anyone over 50, those who drink alcohol, people with digestive issues, anyone regularly taking antacids, or people who have recently had a medical procedure using nitrous oxide.
Fatigue, nerve pain, sleep disturbances, moodiness, cognitive decline, and tremors. Systems affected by B12 deficiency: neurological; hematologic; immunologic; vascular; gastrointestinal; musculoskeletal; genitourinary.
For a variety of factors, many individuals have trouble with nutrient absorption. Injecting nutrients intramuscularly bypasses the digestive tract by delivering nutrients directly to the cells, for immediate use.
No. There are no known contraindications with any medications.