Whether you are active or sedentary, the activities that take place inside your body never ceases. Do you ever feel that your body lacks the energy to do everything you want it to do? Weight Loss MD may have just what you need from the Vitamin B-12 and B-complex injections we offer.
What is B-12 and why is it beneficial?
Also known as cobalamin, B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in many foods such as meat, fish and dairy products. This vitamin regulates red blood cells in the body and it is also necessary for a healthy nervous system. As a result, it can give you a boost of energy and may boost your activity level.
There is more to B-12 than just providing a boost of energy. It is involved in proper digestion, absorption and synthesis of foods, protein synthesis and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It may also soothe the body and relieve it from stress. It may even combat moodiness and thus give you that extra motivation to eat right and exercise regularly.
What are B-Complex vitamins and their benefits?
B -complex vitamins are comprised of many vitamins from the B family. The role of these water soluble B vitamins are impressive as they are involved in metabolism, skin health, immune and nervous system functions, muscle tone and the prevention of anemia.
We are proud to offer B-complex vitamin injections. Just take a look at the amazing attributes of the B-complex vitamins in our formulation:
Thiamine (B1) – essential for the proper formation of tissue
Riboflavin (B2)- critical for metabolism
Niacinamide (B3)- beneficial for our skin
Pantothenic Acid (B5) – a natural wound-healer, and
Pyridoxal Phosphate (B6)- another metabolic enhancer
Cobalamin (B12)- keeps red blood cells and nerves cells healthy
Why are B vitamin injections better than just taking pills or liquid drops?
Pills and injections often contain the same amount of vitamin power. Yet, an injection does not have to go through the digestive process in the stomach in order for it to hit the blood stream. This means that the vitamin content of the injection will reach the blood stream immediately and the beneficial properties will be felt right away.
How often should I get the injections?
The effects of these injections usually last 3-4 days so you can get these injections as often as twice per week. However, many of our patients opt to get the injection once per week or less depending on their schedule.
Are B-12 and B-complex Vitamin Injections safe for me?
B vitamin injections are typically very safe since they are water-soluble and can’t accumulate in the body. This is particularly true for B-12 injections. However, when it comes to B-complex injections, care is needed not to receive high levels since a build up of certain B vitamins may lead to health problems. At Weight Loss MD, our physician certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, will supervise your care to make sure this option as well as the right dose and frequency is determined for you.
Are there any side effects to B Vitamins?
The most common side effect is injection site tenderness that usually goes away shortly after the shot. Infection at the injection site is uncommon but also possible. Allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, wheezing, hives, rash or swelling of the tongue, mouth or lips are possible as they are with any drug agent. Other infrequent side effects reported include mild diarrhea, nausea, headache, joint pain, palpitations and chest pain.
How to do I get started with Vitamin injections?
At Weight Loss MD, we can help determine if vitamin injections are right for you and create your individualized treatment plan. For the best results, we will advise you to how to incorporate these injections into a comprehensive weight loss strategy that includes healthy eating and exercise plans.
Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard, Weight Loss MD can help! Call today to set up your
no-cost, no-obligation appointment and take the first step to achieving the optimal weight and health you desire.