What Is the Purpose of B12 Injections?

September 21, 2021

Your body needs a variety of different vitamins and minerals to thrive so that you can maintain optimal health. However, sometimes there are gaps in your diet and supplement routine, and as a result, your body doesn’t get everything it needs. At Medwin Family Medicine and Rehab, conveniently located in Brownsville and Sugar Land, TX, we offer B12 injections to help you benefit from all of the essential B vitamins and experience optimal health.

What Is the Purpose of B12 Injections?

You may have heard of vitamin B12 injections and their ability to improve energy levels, but they do far more than that. Vitamin B12 in and of itself is an essential vitamin that the body needs to help support the function and development of different parts of the body, including the nerves, brain, and blood cells. When administered in injectable form, vitamin B12 can:

  • Prevent and treat myelopathy
  • Help treat Imerslund- Grasbeck disease
  • Treat tremors
  • Help treat nerve damage that has resulted from shingles or diabetes
  • Alleviate the symptoms of cyanide poisoning
  • Help improve the symptoms of hepatitis C
  • Treat chronic fatigue syndrome or address low energy levels
  • Address issues with bleeding
  • Help treat cancer
  • Help improve the symptoms associated with liver and kidney disease
  • Help treat psoriasis
  • Help prevent clogged arteries after a surgical procedure.
  • Resolve a vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Help treat pernicious anemia

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During the Treatment Process?

Once we confirm that vitamin B12 injections are right for you, we will schedule your treatment, and one of our medical staff members will inject a vitamin B12 shot into the muscle of your arm or another area of your body. You’ll be free to resume your normal daily activities once your appointment is over, and you won’t have to plan around any downtime after your injection.

When Will I Notice Results?

After receiving a vitamin B12 injection, you will notice an improvement in your health condition or symptoms within a few days of treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

We typically recommend that patients schedule monthly injection appointments to help them reach their goals. When you come in for your initial consultation and we discuss your specific reason for seeking out treatment with these injections, we can provide you with a better idea of how your specific treatment plan will look. We will also help determine how many injections you will need to help restore vitamin B12 levels to your body and alleviate your specific symptoms.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections?

Many different companies have designed vitamin B12 supplements that you can take orally in capsule form. However, one of the problems with encapsulated combinations of B12 is that they must pass through your gastrointestinal tract. When they do, your body will eliminate much of that product as waste, so you won’t receive the full dosage of that capsule.

On the contrary, when you begin B12 injections, 100 percent of that vitamin dosage will enter your bloodstream upon your injection and will immediately begin working to alleviate your symptoms and restore adequate levels of vitamin B12 to your body. It won’t have to pass through your gastrointestinal tract, so you will get all of the benefits of the dosage in your injection.

Can’t I Just Eat More Foods Rich in Vitamin B12?

There are many different foods that you can add to your diet to help your body benefit from increased vitamin B12. However, sometimes it just isn’t possible to eat enough of the right foods daily to give your body what it needs. Different foods contain vitamin B12, including dairy products and different meat and fish products.

While vitamin B12 is found in different foods that can be added to the diet, it can also be created in a laboratory to use during supplementation. When you begin treatment with vitamin B12 injections, you can feel confident that you are filling in any gaps in your diet and are giving your body exactly what it needs to function optimally, address symptoms, and restore your health.

Am I a Candidate?

If you’re suffering from any conditions caused by a b12 deficiency, you are most likely a good candidate for these treatments. We can schedule a consultation at our office to discuss your symptoms and confirm whether these injections can help you reach your health goals.

If you feel tired or lack the energy to do the things you love, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Vegetarians and vegans can benefit from increased levels of vitamin B12, as well as those who have certain skin discolorations or conditions that even a dermatologist cannot resolve.

Improve Your Health With a Vitamin Injection

Vitamin injections help support your body and your health. If you are suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency and need to increase your levels, an injection is a perfect way to do just that. Contact us today at Medwin Family Medicine and Rehab in Brownsville and Sugar Land, TX, to schedule your consultation with one of our experts to find out more about how these injections can help you look and feel your best.

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