Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in maintaining your body's health. From keeping blood and nerve cells healthy to helping produce DNA, Vitamin B12 helps keep your system running smoothly.
WHAT IS VITAMIN B-12?
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep your body’s blood and nerve cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all of your cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent megaloblastic anemia, a blood condition that makes people tired and weak. At Hubbell Dermatology & Aesthetics, Vitamin B12 shots are an integral part of our Wellness Program directed by Jennifer Piker PA-C. We take a wholistic approach to your inner and outer wellness, including the use of B12 shots alone or in combination with other wellness therapies recommended by Jennifer Piker. Please set up an appointment to assess if Vitamin B12 shots are the proper treatment for you along with many other Wellness therapies offered at Hubbell Dermatology & Aesthetics.
- Increases Energy Levels And Concentration - Improves Metabolism And Helps With Weight Loss - Boosts The Immune System - Helps Improve Sleep Patterns - Helps Stop Certain Types Of Hair Loss
What is Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when there are low levels of Vitamin B12 in your blood. Some of the symptoms may include: depression, irritability, anemia, reduced heart function, and decreased fertility. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also more common than you think. About 26% of adults below the age of 60 are considered to be B12 deficient. There's even a good chance that you may be vitamin B12 deficient and may not even realize it.
What are the symptoms of a Vitamin B-12 deficiency?
Fatigue, nerve pain, sleep disturbances, moodiness, cognitive decline, and tremors. Systems affected by B12 deficiency: neurological; hematologic; immunologic; vascular; gastrointestinal; musculoskeletal; genitourinary.
How often should I receive a B12 injection?
The recommended frequency of B12 injections varies for each individual. For patients at a very high risk of B12 deficiency, we recommend a treatment plan of one injection per week for four weeks followed by one injection per month. However, even one injection of B12 is beneficial! Since there are no adverse effects associated with excess B12, patients may opt to be injected as often as they like.
How is a B12 shot different than taking an oral supplement?
Many people have trouble with nutrient absorption—from supplements or food—due to the presence of intestinal inflammation, poor gut health, or a deficiency of intrinsic factors—glycoprotein produced in the stomach that's essential for B12 absorption. Injecting nutrients intramuscularly sidesteps this issue by delivering nutrients directly to the cells, feeding your body instantaneously for immediate utilization