Vitamin B12 Injections – What are they?

January 15, 2021 Blog, Skin Treatments Comments Off on Vitamin B12 Injections – What are they?

Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 shots are injections that can be prescribed to treat the deficiency of Vitamin B12. What is Vitamin B12, you ask? Well, it is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in many functions of the body such as energy levels, metabolism, and mood. Due to the fact that B12 is difficult to absorb when our stomach does not produce enough acid, these B12 intramuscular injections are quick, relatively painless, and are easily absorbed into your bloodstream! What could be easier than that? 

Vitamin B12 Injections – Who needs them?

Vitamin B12 is mainly found through animal sources, so this type of injection is perfect for vegetarians! It is also beneficial to anyone who is found to be deficient in B12 for other reasons such as gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, or those taking certain medications.

Listed below are the most common signs and symptoms of a B12 deficiency:

  • Paraesthesia (pins and needles)
  • Headache
  • Difficulty maintaining balance
  • Feeling faint
  • Constipation
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Irritability or depression
  • Decreased cognitive function, such as issues with understanding or memory

**Any person who is demonstrating any of the above symptoms of a B12 deficiency should seek medical attention. 

Vitamin B12 Injections – What is the Dosing?

Typically injections of vitamin B12 are administered in doses of 1000 mcg. This dose is typically injected into the upper arm once weekly for 4 weeks, while afterwards the injections become more spread out, occurring once monthly. 

Vitamin B12 is filtered through the kidneys. Any excess Vitamin B12 that the body does not require will then be excreted through urination similar to most oral vitamins.

Please keep in mind that everyone’s body is different. With that being said, always consult with your medical practitioner regarding the use and frequency of Vitamin B12 injections. 

Why Do We Recommend Vitamin B12 Injections?

To put it simply, these shots may provide a convenient and effective approach in boosting your B12 levels. Regular B12 shots can help manage stress and maintain good health as well as the following:

  • Protects your arteries and heart – B12 lessens circulating levels of homocysteine, a compound associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Fights depression and improves your mood – B12 helps with the production of serotonin to regulate your mood.
  • Promotes healthy cells in skin, hair, and nails – B12 decreases dry skin and acne and promotes healthy skin. It even promotes strong shiny hair and strong nails.
  • Supports DNA to keep you feeling and looking youthful – The cells age quickly from wear and tear when the DNA stops working to replicate properly. High blood sugar, toxins, free radicals, and high levels of dietary omega-6 fats can all interfere with DNA. B12 supports DNA health, keeping the cells younger, so you look and feel younger.
  • Protects the myelin sheath that covers nerve cells – Without a strong myelin sheath, nerves are exposed and get damaged, and may even die. Dead nerves disrupt signals to and from the brain, interfering with mental and physical performance. B12 can work to prevent this kind of damage now and in the future! 

If you are interested in trying Vitamin Injections in Toronto, make sure you contact the experts here at Skin Studio to book your appointment. Questions? Feel free to write to us at skinstudiotoronto@gmail.com or give us a call at 416-804-7256  to learn more about Vitamin B12 injections.

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