An untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anemia, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough B12 to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs.
Vitamin B12 shots are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency. The injections are prescribed by our nurse practitioner and given intramuscularly.
Injections are usually given as hydroxocobalamin or cyanocobalamin. These are very effective at raising blood levels of B12 and preventing/helping to restore a deficiency.
If you are deficient in vitamin B12, then the injections are very effective at raising your blood levels.
Potential Health Benefits
Given the vital roles that vitamin B12 plays in your body, a deficiency can have serious health consequences. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been linked to several health problems, such as;
Brain Function, Depression, Osteoporosis & Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Advocates of Vitamin B12 injections claim that regular injections can boost energy levels and help with weight loss and mood.