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What symptoms can vitamin B injections help alleviate?

  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Memory problems
  • Focus issues
  • Mood imbalances (i.e. depression, anxiety)
  • Immunity (i.e. colds, flus)
  • Weight gain
  • Pain & Inflammation (i.e. arthritis, headaches)
  • Nerve numbness and tingling
  • Sleep problems
  • PMS / Menopause / other hormonal imbalances
  • Sports performance & recovery

What’s all the hype about Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a key vitamin that your body absolutely needs to function properly. It is required for numerous crucial body processes to occur, including: energy production, healthy red blood cell formation, nervous system function, brain function, proper mood regulation, immune system function, and healthy metabolism.

One of the most frequent B vitamin deficiencies in the US is that of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common in the U.S. population (with up to 40% of Americans deficient). Many Americans are may be suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms and not even know it.

What are the risk factors that would make me more likely B12 deficient?

Certain risk factors that make a person more likely to be Vitamin B12 deficient include:

  • Vegan or vegetarian diet

  • High stress lifestyle

  • Lack of sleep

  • Unhealthy diet

  • Poor digestion

  • Older age

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Certain common medications (i.e. antacids, aspirin, some antibiotics, metformin – a diabetes medication, birth control pills)

What form of Vitamin B12 is best?

The most bioavailable (most readily absorbed) form of B12 is called methylcobalamin. It is the active form of the vitamin, so the body can use it immediately. This form of B12 is also able to cross into the brain to help with mood and memory, in addition to giving the general energy and immune boost that the more commonly available cyanocobalamin form of B12 provides.

Can’t I just take a pill?

Vitamin injections are stronger and work faster than oral vitamin supplements. Only a fraction of vitamins taken orally get absorbed into the body, depending on their quality and a person’s digestive tract health. Injections send 100% of the vitamin dosage into your bloodstream to circulate throughout the whole body.

What’s the procedure?

The Vitamin B injection procedure is a quick and usually painless shot into the muscle of the arm or the buttocks. Some of the combinations of vitamins (namely the hydroxycobalamin form of Vitamin B12 and the Vitamin B complex) may sting upon injection, but are well worth the minor, temporary discomfort because of the important health benefits they provide.

Don’t I need a lab test to check my B vitamin levels first?

While lab tests for Vitamin B levels and anemia caused by Vitamin B deficiencies are good to have done, they typically reveal only more severe deficiencies. In our experience, many patients benefit even when their lab results are already in the “normal” range. It is safe to try an injection without the cost and hassle of lab tests.

I’ve heard that taking too much of a vitamin can be toxic and dangerous?

Some vitamins are toxic (namely fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin D, E, K, and A). However, most B vitamins are water-soluble and thus non-toxic – any surplus of the ingested or injected vitamin will be urinated out of the body. Vitamin B12 is stored in the liver, but like the other B vitamins, has no associated toxicity. Also note that dosages and frequencies prescribed at our clinics are designed to be in safe ranges.

Do I need an appointment?

No. Our locations are designed to provide walk-in services with no appointment needed.

What if I don’t know what vitamins I need?

Just come visit us! New patients go through a brief consult with one of our doctors to review their health conditions, medications, and allergies. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate vitamin injection for you, and will answer any questions you may have.