Vitamin B12 Shots
If you have frequent mood changes or feel fatigued despite getting a good night’s rest, the reason may be due to low levels of vitamin B12 in your bloodstream. Vitamin B12 is a fundamental nutrient responsible for many essential functions in the body, such as mood regulation, energy production, and neurological function. This critical supplement is not produced naturally, so it is very important to maintain the recommended levels of vitamin B12 by other means. At our Minneapolis medical spa, vitamin B12 shots only take a few minutes and can be a simple way to increase your energy, enhance focus, and boost your immune system.
Why Does the Body Need Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 plays a major role in synthesizing red blood cells and DNA, as well as preserving the health of your nerve cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to the rest of the body, so a lack of vitamin B12 in your bloodstream can affect how you function both physically and mentally. Feeling little to no energy, muscle degeneration, and difficulty with cognitive processing are just some of the negative effects typically caused by diminished B12 levels. Since humans do not produce vitamin B12 naturally, it must be consumed through food products and alternate sources. Those who do not eat meat and/or dairy are at a particular risk for developing a deficiency, but even patients who regularly consume animal products can still have trouble absorbing vitamin B12.
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Signs that you may not be absorbing enough vitamin B12 can range from physical symptoms to decreased mental and emotional wellness. The deficiency affects your brain and nervous system, therefore symptoms can start out mild and gradually progress. Low B12 levels are often indicated by:
- Memory problems
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of appetite
- A “pins and needles” sensation
If a vitamin B12 deficiency continues to go unaddressed, individuals may develop anemia—a condition marked by a lack of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the body. Fortunately, many of the above symptoms should subside once the body starts absorbing enough B12 to carry out essential daily functions.
What are the Benefits of B12 Shots?
Periodic shots of vitamin B12 can essentially help you maintain a healthy brain and nervous system. This can improve your mood and metabolism, as well as enhance your memory and understanding. Supplementary vitamin B12 has also been known to increase energy, allow more focused concentration, and strengthen your immune system. Not only are vitamin B12 shots fast and convenient, but they can help you avoid the symptoms of a B12 deficiency and help ensure you are producing enough red blood cells for your health and physical well-being.
Vitamin B12 can be injected right here in our treatment rooms at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery. They usually take less than five minutes, and patients report virtually no discomfort from injections. The frequency with which you should undergo these shots depends on whether you simply would like to increase your focus and stamina, or you currently have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Our medical team will be able to assist you personally once you visit our practice.
Questions? Please contact Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery for more information on vitamin B12 shots, or our other medical spa treatments.