From my experience in performing tens of thousands of custom-blended B vitamin shots for patients, I have been personally amazed at how effective these shots are at alleviating a wide variety of health problems. B vitamins play invaluable roles in many crucial body processes. The procedure is quick and easy and the beneficial results are often strong and immediate.
What are the benefits?
B vitamin injections can help with (just to name a few):
- Memory problems
- Mood imbalances (i.e. depression, anxiety)
- Immunity (i.e. colds, flus)
- Weight gain
- Pain & Inflammation (i.e. arthritis, headaches)
- Nerve numbness and tingling
- Sleep problems
- PMS/ Menopause
What’s all the hype about Vitamin B12?
One of the most frequently deficient B vitamins is Vitamin B12. B12 deficiency is extremely common in the U.S. population (up to 40% of Americans are B12 deficient).
Certain risk factors that make a person more likely B12 deficient include:
- Vegan or vegetarian diet
- High stress lifestyle or lack of sleep
- Unhealthy diet
- Poor digestion
- Older age
- Certain common medications (i.e. antacids, aspirin, some antibiotics, metformin – a diabetes medication)
The best form of B12 is called methylcobalamin. It is the active-form of the vitamin so the body can use it immediately. This form of B12 is also able to cross into the brain to help with mood and memory, in addition to giving the general energy and immune boost that the more commonly available cyanocobalamin form of B12 provides.
Can’t I just take a pill?
Vitamin injections are stronger and work faster than oral vitamin supplements. Only a certain percentage of substances taken orally get absorbed into the body, depending on the quality of the substance and a person’s digestive tract health. Injections send 100% of the vitamin dosage into your bloodstream to circulate throughout the whole body.
What’s the procedure?
The B vitamin injection procedure is a quick and usually painless shot into the muscle of the arm or the buttocks. Some of the larger combinations of vitamins do sting on insertion, but are well worth the temporary sting because of the important health benefits they provide.
Don’t I need a lab test to check my B vitamin levels first?
While lab tests for B vitamin levels and anemia caused by B vitamin deficiencies are good to have done, they still only reflect more severe deficiencies. I have found that many patients benefit even when their lab results are in the “normal” range. It is safe to try an injection without lab tests and if it gets rid of your symptoms, then I’m a happy and satisfied doctor.
If your health concern is in whole or in part due to low B vitamin levels, then shots are the fastest and strongest way to fix this issue. Try it – it’s worth a shot!