B12 treatment

An untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anemia, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough B12 to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs.

Vitamin B12 shots are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency. The injections are prescribed by our nurse practitioner and given intramuscularly.

Injections are usually given as hydroxocobalamin or cyanocobalamin. These are very effective at raising blood levels of B12 and preventing/helping to restore a deficiency.

If you are deficient in vitamin B12, then the injections are very effective at raising your blood levels.

Potential Health Benefits

Given the vital roles that vitamin B12 plays in your body, a deficiency can have serious health consequences. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been linked to several health problems, such as;

Brain Function, Depression, Osteoporosis & Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Advocates of Vitamin B12 injections claim that regular injections can boost energy levels and help with weight loss and mood.

Frequently asked questions

Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein.

The effects of vitamin B12 injections vary between individuals. Most people feel the effects for about one week.

The number and frequency of B12 injections will depend on your reason for having them.  If you have a diagnosed deficiency you should follow the advice of your doctor.

For general health and wellbeing, one injection every 1-3 months should be sufficient. 

Some clinics offer vitamin B-12 injections as part of their weight-loss programs. Proponents of vitamin B-12 injections say thegive you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds.

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