Vitamin B12 Shot

What Is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in DNA and red blood cell production. B12 is water-soluble and not stored in the body, causing many people to not get enough from their diet. Vegetarians and vegans are particularly susceptible to B12 deficiency since this vitamin is predominantly found in animal products.

Vitamin B12 injections are the most effective way to treat a deficiency. A doctor will prescribe regular injections into the patient’s muscle. YouRestored uses Methylcobalamin, the natural form of vitamin B12, which is considered to be more readily absorbed and retained for longer periods than other forms of the vitamin.

What Are The Health Benefits of B12?

Vitamin B12 shots are a great way to improve your overall health, and here are some of the benefits:

12 Benefits of Vitamin B12 Shots
  • Prevents Anemia
    • B12 shots can help to prevent anemia by supporting the erythropoiesis process. Erythropoiesis is the process where red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow which is triggered by the erythropoietin hormone.
  • Alleviates Anxiety
    • B12 can help fight mood swings, loss of focus and depression in a number of ways. One way it does this is by synthesizing melatonin, dopamine and serotonin, the chemical messengers that influence your moods. Regular B12 shots can play a huge part in improving your mood.
  • Improves Sleep
    • Melatonin also controls your sleeping patterns and if you’re suffering from a B12 deficiency, a common side effect is being unable to sleep and then feeling tired throughout the day.
  • Boosts Energy
    • B12 injection benefits a person’s body by assisting in the process of converting food into glucose, which the body requires for energy production.
  • Improves Brain Function
    • Vitamin B12 plays a role in supporting mental and cognitive performance. B12 has been proven to increase the cognitive function of older people and has even been used to prevent or slow the progression of dementia.
  • Supports Heart Health
    • B12 lowers levels of a compound known as homocysteine which is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke.
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
    • Vitamin B12 has the power to restore bone density and strength lost due to osteoporosis.
  • Reduces the Risk of Macular (Eye) Degeneration
    • Regular Vitamin B shots can lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by as much as 30%.
  •  Boosts Immunity
    • Due to the fact that Vitamin B12 is essential for red blood cell formation, DNA production and metabolic function, B12 boosts your immunity by ensuring the body is functioning as it should in multiple areas.
  • Aids Weight Loss
    • B12 boosts your metabolism, so increasing levels of this vitamin can be invaluable support if you’re trying to lose weight through diet.
  • Prevents Hair-loss
    • Oxygen-rich red blood cells promote healthy hair growth while strengthening and conditioning your hair from the inside.
  • Enhances Skin Health and Appearance
    • A B12 shot can help to increase collagen maintenance, improve cell turnover, reduce inflammation and redness, dryness and even help ease acne.

 

How Quickly Do B12 Shots Work?

B12 injections work quickly and typically show noticeable effects within 48 to 72 hours. These effects may include better moods, more energy, less fatigue, and a general sense of wellbeing.

If you have a mild deficiency, it may take two to three shots over several weeks before you begin feeling a difference. For severe deficiencies, it can take even longer, since your vitamin stores are extremely depleted.

B12 shots are one of the most effective forms of supplementation, because all of the vitamin is delivered into the bloodstream. Oral supplements pass through the digestive tract to be absorbed by the bloodstream, and much of the nutrient is lost in this process. People with digestive issues may struggle to absorb oral supplements at all.

The effectiveness of vitamin injections is why B12 shots are often prescribed for deficiencies.

Are B12 Shots Safe?

B12 shots are considered safe for most individuals.

There are no reported risks associated with large doses of B12, since the vitamin is water soluble and excess amounts are flushed out of the system.

Who should not take Vitamin B12?

  • Allergies to cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Eye issues, especially if you have Leber’s disease
  • A current infection
  • If you’re taking medication related to bone marrow

You should talk to your doctor about the above conditions before getting B12 injections. You should also check with a medical provider prior to getting B12 injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $25 a shot or an 8 pack for $12