Improve your metabolism, mood, energy, sleep, and circulatory health with B12 shots.
What are B12 shots used for?
B12 injections are used to maximize absorption and quickly boost levels of the critical B12 vitamin. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiencies include fatigue, weakness, poor moods, and low concentration. Many women report that B12 injections can help with PMS symptoms.
Why are we B12 deficient?
- Vitamin B12 is a large, bulky and hard to absorb vitamin
- As we age, the digestive strength needed to break down B12 diminishes
- Many people are decreasing the amount of red meat they consume (which is high in B12).
Celebrities who love B12 shots
Madonna, Cheryl Cole, Lea Michele (from Glee), Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Penelope Cruz among others, have mentioned liking the benefits of B12 shots.
How many B12 shots are needed before I feel better?
The time it takes for your symptoms to improve depends on the degree to which you are deficient, as well as the condition for which you take B12.
Many clients swear they see effects from the first shot within a few hours and that is not surprising considering the fact that research shows more than 40% of people are deficient in Vitamin B12.
For some people, B12 deficiencies can be resolved over time by making a few dietary changes. For others, however, regular injections are needed long-term to keep deficiency symptoms at bay.
Do B12 Shots Hurt?
No! Our certified technician is an expert at safely injecting and it absolutely will not hurt. It is very quick and smooth–injected into muscle tissue as opposed to intravenously. A quick pinching sensation only lasts a few seconds, and its totally worth it as you will feel fully energized and rejuvenated.
How Often Should I get B12 shots?
The initial protocol we recommend for patients experiencing B12 deficiency symptoms includes a weekly injection for 6 weeks. At that point, based on how you feel, we can try a lower dosage of twice per month.
Are B12 shots better than pills?
B12 absorption is better intravenously because when taken orally, a lot of the nutrients are lost during the digestion process. B12 molecules are large and difficult to digest, especially for people with suboptimal digestive systems.
Are B12 shots safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?
The Cyanocobalamin version of B12, should not be used while pregnant or lactating.
What may be side effects of B12 supplementation and how often can they occur?
There is no upper limit for the intake of vitamin B12 because the risk of toxicity or overdose is extremely low.
However, B-12 shots may have other side effects.
Mild side effects and potential risks, which should be referred to a doctor if they persist or worsen, include:
- pain, redness, or itching at the site of the injection
- mild diarrhea
- swelling sensation in the body
More serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention, include:
- muscle cramps
- irregular heartbeat
- unusual weakness or tiredness
- swelling of the ankles or feet
Severe reactions are very rare but require emergency intervention. These include:
- itching and swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
- breathing difficulties
- severe dizziness
- sudden vision changes
- slurred speech