B12 is a powerful vitamin that can help boost energy levels, accelerate your metabolism, and even improve your mood. At Downtown Medspa in Jersey City, New Jersey, Eric Reynolds, DPM, and the aesthetic medicine specialists perform safe, effective B12 shots. These quick shots deliver vitamin B12 directly into your bodily tissues for maximum potency. To learn more, call Downtown Medspa or schedule an appointment online today.
What are vitamin B12 shots?
Vitamin B12 is a complex water-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in your body’s metabolic function. Also called cobalamin, this powerful vitamin can help enhance your energy levels and boost your metabolism.
Injecting B12 directly into your body’s tissues improves and accelerates its absorption. Unlike oral supplements, B12 injections also bypass your digestive system. This eliminates any potential gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea and diarrhea.
What are the benefits of vitamin B12 shots?
B12 shots are minimally invasive treatments that offer many important benefits. Once injected, a B12 shot can:
- Boost metabolism
- Improve energy levels
- Strengthen immune function
- Promote healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Enhance mood
- Prevent anemia
- Improve sleep quality
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Enhance concentration
Regular B12 shots can even help treat certain types of hair loss and prevent vitamin B12 deficiencies in breastfeeding women. At your visit to Downtown Medspa, your provider can perform a comprehensive assessment to determine if B12 shots are right for you.
Can vitamin B12 shots fix deficiencies?
Regular vitamin B12 shots are ideal for individuals with B12 deficiencies. A comprehensive blood test can help determine if your B12 levels are too low. Common risk factors for vitamin B12 deficiencies include:
- Being vegetarian or vegan
- Having a family history of vitamin B12 deficiencies
- Having Crohn’s disease or Type 1 diabetes
- Being older
- Taking certain medications
These injections are also essential for individuals who have undergone surgery to remove part of their intestine or stomach.
What happens during vitamin B12 shots?
Performing a vitamin B12 shot is fast and simple. Once you’re comfortable, your provider injects the vitamin directly into your muscle. This delivery method allows your tissues to absorb the vitamin quickly, so it reaches your bloodstream as soon as possible.
B12 is one of a handful of vitamins that your liver can store for long-term use. Injecting the vitamin directly into your muscle allows it to maintain its potency for maximum benefits. In addition, you may begin to feel the effects of a B12 shot within just 4-72 hours of injection.
To learn more about vitamin B12 shots, call Downtown Medspa or schedule an appointment online today.