Injections available at DermaLase Medical Spa
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement and a prescription medication. Vitamin B12 exists in several forms and contains the mineral cobalt, so compounds with vitamin B12 activity are collectively called “cobalamins”. Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin are the forms of vitamin B12 that are active in human metabolism .
Methionine, Inositol, and Choline are “lipotropic” substances that play important roles in fat metabolism, liver function, and fat excretion.
Methionine is an amino acid that reduces fat, aids in lowering cholesterol, and helps synthesize other amino acids needed by the body. It is also one of the nutrients required for the body to produce choline. A deficiency of methionine will adversely affect fat metabolism by limiting choline production. The body cannot produce methionine-it must be supplied through diet and supplementation.
Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and helps transport fats in the blood system. Thus, inositol can aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels by moving cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. A deficiency of inositol produces an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver, which impairs normal liver function and can lead to weight gain. The body is able to manufacture its own supply of inositol.
Choline works in combination with inositol and emulsifies cholesterol so that it does not settle on arterial walls. It also works with methionine to detoxify the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver and block metabolic functions. The body can produce choline, with the help of vitamin B-12, folic acid and methionine. However, the rate your body produces choline may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, particularly during weight loss when a lot of body fat must be broken down.
Benefits of B12 Injections
Everyone complains about feeling tired and low on energy. Despite drinking multiple cups of coffee in the morning, most of us end up exhausted and drained midway through the afternoon. A single B12 shot is the perfect, natural solution to have you feeling well rested and refreshed for up to a week!
Other benefits include:
- Might Reduce Depression
- Retain healthy memory/mental functioning.
- Helps Lower Fatigue
- Can Help Improve Your Metabolism
- Some even claim B12 shots improve appearance of their skin, hair and nails.
- Protects the Heart
- Improves Low Sperm Count
- Helps with Fetal Development During Pregnancy
- Helps Prevent or Treat Diabetic Neuropathy
Before Getting B12 Shots
Before getting the shot, make sure to inform your practitioner of any allergies, nutritional supplements you may be taking, or if you’ve recently consumed large amounts of alcohol. At the appointment, the doctor or practitioner delivers the shot directly into muscle, usually into the thigh or upper arm, for easy absorption into the bloodstream.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency:
- Feeling weak or tired
- Rapid heart beat
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Stomach upset
- Mood changes or depression
- Memory loss or decreased cognitive function
B12 Side Effects
Vitamin B12 is natural and necessary for your body to function. Side effects of B12 injections are very uncommon, but the most common side effects are a feeling of warmness or pain at the site of the injection and upset stomach.
Costs for B12 Injections
$20 per injection
$60 for 4 shots administered once a week.
$50 a month auto pay with weekly injections.
Results may vary from person to person, and any claims made on this website are not guaranteed.