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Are you feeling sluggish and fatigued? Have you noticed that your hair, skin, and nails look dull and unhealthy? Or maybe you’re looking to strengthen your immune system? A vitamin B12 injection can help with all of these issues and more. Let’s take a look at what exactly vitamin B12 is, what the injection can help with, and what you can expect.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods and available in supplements and as an injection. In the body, the vitamin is primarily used to aid the development and function of the central nervous system, in the formation of healthy red blood cells, and for DNA synthesis.

Vitamin B12 can be found in chicken, meat, fish, and dairy products and is also added to certain foods like breakfast cereals.

While vitamin B12 deficiencies aren’t common in the U.S., those who are vegetarians or vegans may not have enough of the vitamin.

Who Can Benefit From Vitamin B12 Injections?

Many people can benefit from vitamin B12 injections. It’s not only for those who are struggling with a deficiency. People who could benefit from vitamin B12 injections include those looking to

  • Improve their metabolism and support weight loss
  • Help fight anxiety and depression
  • Increase red blood cells levels
  • Treat fatigue and dizziness due to anemia
  • Improve the health of their hair, skin, and nails
  • Improve memory loss and impaired cognition
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Promote eye health (deficiencies in B12 can cause blurred vision)
  • Help with pregnancy health
  • Improve bone density

Vitamin B12 injections can also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, neurological disorders, vision loss, and cognition issues.

What to Expect From Vitamin B12 Injections?

When getting vitamin B12 injections, the provider will inject the shot into the muscle. If it’s injected into the vein, most of the injection simply passes through the body and comes out in the urine. It must be injected into the muscle to be the most effective.

The injection likely won’t take any longer than a minute or two at most and then you can be on your way and return to your daily routine. You will start to feel the effects of the shot within the next 45-72 hours.

There may be some level of discomfort during the injection, but beyond that, you shouldn’t experience many side effects. There may also be mild redness at the injection site or itching after the procedure.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are interested in getting vitamin B12 injections or learning more about receiving injections, scheduling a consultation with Skin Refine Medspa is the perfect first step. Our experienced team can help walk you through the injection and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Sunnyvale, CA office at 408-245-7877 or use our online scheduling form.