If you’ve been suffering from depression, confusion, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation, scaly skin, or abdominal cramps, you may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. To combat vitamin B12 deficiency, Robert Partovy, DO, and the team at Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa in San Fernando, California, offer vitamin B12 shots. Vitamin B12 injections improve brain health and red blood cell production and can hugely affect your mood, mental clarity, and digestion. To find out if they’re right for you, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
B12 shots are vitamin B12 injections. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is one of the many B vitamins that help maintain your health. It directly affects your energy levels, cell health, and brain function.
B vitamins offer a wide range of health benefits, such as:
B12 injections can also regulate and improve your body’s hormone and cholesterol production.
B12 shots can improve anyone’s health, but Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa mainly recommends them to patients who are vitamin B12 deficient.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is most common in adults over 50, vegans and vegetarians, pregnant women, and those with chronic health conditions like Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), or rheumatoid arthritis.
Vegans and vegetarians, in particular, benefit from B12 injections because the B12 vitamin is found almost exclusively in animal products.
You’re also at an increased risk for vitamin B12 deficiency if you regularly take antacids for heartburn.
B12 shots typically last 2 to 3 months. You may need two to three injections over several weeks to notice peak impact for mild deficiencies.
If your vitamin B12 deficiency is not caused by a lack of vitamin B12 in your diet, you'll usually need to have an injection of B12 (hydroxocobalamin) every 2 to 3 months for maintenance.
You may be vitamin B deficient if you experience some or all of the following unexplained symptoms:
Vitamin B12 deficiency is particularly serious, as it increases your risk for neuropsychiatric disorders. It can lead to complications like blurred or disturbed vision, breathlessness and dizziness, mouth ulcers and tongue swelling, changes in the way you walk and move, and pale or jaundiced skin.
Whether you just need a boost or are struggling with your health and want to try something new, talk to the Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa team to see if vitamin B12 shots are right for you.
Call the office to learn more about how B12 shots can improve your health and wellness, or book an appointment online today.