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B12 Vitamin Injections

What are b12 vitamin injections?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in brain function and red blood cell production. Also known as cobalamin, it’s part of the B Complex. Deficiency in Vitamin B-12 is common, particularly in people who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. The good news is that you can take Vitamin B-12 supplements in oral and injectable forms. B-12 shots are the most common, fast, and efficient way to replenish this vital nutrient in your body.

The most common treatment areas

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  • Eye wrinkles, “crow’s feet” 
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  • Neckbands
  • Chin dimpling
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Jawline slimming
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  • Down-turned smile
  • Brow Lift
  • Bunny Lines (nose scrunching)
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What to expect

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Possible side effects

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Estimated procedure time

Estimated recovery time

Anesthesia

Usual results shown

15 to 30 minutes

Less than 1 day

None

7 to 14 days

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re B-12 deficient, and you take a injection of it, you may feel worse temporarily while your body readjusts and “gets used to” such an influx of this nutrient. As your body takes the vitamin and begins utilizing it to repair any damage caused by your deficiency, the body will go through a type of “healing crisis” but this is temporary.
Currently, you do not need a prescription for B-12 shots in the U.S.
B-12 injections are good for people who may not get enough B-12 in their diets. One may be B-12 deficient if they follow strict vegan or vegetarian diets. Some common symptoms of a B-12 deficiency include fatigue, low energy, hair loss, brain fog, lack of focus, anemia and depression.
Depending on the metabolism of the individual, deficiency symptoms should noticably decrease in about 2-3 days, and you should feel more energetic. For severe deficencies, several shots over 3 months is ideal for most. Everyone is different.
If you suspect you have a vitamin B-12 deficiency and it’s left untreated and worsens, you can have mild to severe symptoms and health issues. You can develop anemia, nerve problems, extreme fatigue, insomnia and vertigo, among other potentially damaging health problems. A B-12 injection is the most efficient way to get the nutrient into the body. It also helps to consume lots of B-12 rich foods in conjunction.
Because it’s a water-soluble vitamin, not to worry, as any uncomfortable side effects won’t last longer than 2-3 days. But this also means you should take several shots over the course of a few months if you want to bring your body back to a point that your blood tests no longer show a deficiency.
That depends on whether an “Intramuscular Injection” (23-25 gauge needle, 1- 1 ½” length) or a “Subcutaneous Injection” (25-29 gauge needle 1/2”- 1” length) is decided upon, and for which location on the body.
Some people may feel tired after their B-12 shots before the energy kicks in, and in most cases it’s simply due to a deficient body “re-adjusting” to a sudden influx of this vitamin into the system.
Everyone is different and so is one’s metabolism. Speak with your practitioner about recommendations for weight loss. Generally, most would suggest a shot every 7 days or so.
Some noticable benefits of getting regular Vitamin B-12 shots include an increase in energy, better sleep, clearer focus/mental clarity, and raising of the metabolism to aid in weight loss.
A B-12 shot can be given in the arm, thigh, hip, or buttocks.
Most people who have low energy and fatigue that is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin B-12, report that after being given injection(s) of the vital vitamin, they had a noticable increase in their energy levels.
In a small percentage of clients, some have reported joint pain after a B-12 shot. On the other hand, in some clients, it has relieved their joint pains.
Yes you can. You can learn how to do it yourself. However, if you feel you cannot give yourself an injection, (many of us can’t!) it’s better to trust an experienced professional to administer it for you.