Have you been feeling sluggish or unfocused? Well, you’re in good company – many Americans feel the same. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, between 1.5% and 15% of Americans are B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 is required for proper development and function of the brain and nerves, playing an essential role in DNA synthesis and the formation of red blood cells. It also assists in converting fats and proteins into energy. Deficiency leads to fatigue, memory loss, anemia, and depression. A Vitamin B12 injection can have significant restorative effects.

Vitamin B12 Shot Benefits

B12 injections offer a direct method of supplying the body with the nutrients needed to sustain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Some of the most commonly sought vitamin b12 injection benefits include: 

  • Rejuvenates mood, energy, and concentration
  • The body metabolizes fat faster, providing a great avenue for weight loss
  • Decreases homocysteine levels, reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke
  • Regulates circadian rhythms, helping you sleep better
  • Immune system booster

Using Vitamin B Injections to Correct Deficiencies

When levels of Vitamin B12 in your fall below healthy levels, you’re dealing with a deficiency that could be affecting your health. The National Institutes of Health recommends an intake of 2.4 mcg of vitamin B12 per day for individuals 14 and older. While many of us absorb enough from our food – milk, eggs, fish, poultry, and fortified cereal – the nutritional state of our food continues to decline. This has led to some of the worst nutrient deficiencies in American history.

How Can I Tell if I’m Vitamin B12 Deficient?

While the only way to identify a deficiency for sure is through a blood test, there are a number of symptoms indicative of deficiency:

  • Tingling in the hands and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Paranoia
  •  Irritability or depression

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might be B12 deficient.

Oral Supplements Versus the Vitamin B12 Shot

Oral supplements have a very difficult barrier to get past: the stomach and all of the acids that work to immediately break down pills, powders and gels. The levels of B12 needed to make a significant difference are typically not absorbed by the body as desired.  

There has been rising controversy surrounding oral supplements over the last 10 years. The lack of government regulation has led to subpar products, including contaminated nutritional supplements containing potentially harmful ingredients.

With so much at stake, many are now turning to B12 injections as a low-risk, affordable alternative to oral supplements. Manufacturers are highly regulated and the injections are better absorbed by the body. And, because B12 is water-soluble, your body eliminates any excess your body doesn’t need.

The Younique Med Spa Approach to Vitamin B12 Injections

At Younique Med Spa in Santa Monica, CA, we offer safe and affordable vitamin B12 injections. We use only the highest quality products, free of those harmful ingredients found in oral supplements. Your injection will be administered by a skilled practitioner in a secure and sanitary setting, with frequency varying on an individual basis. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on whatever life has in store for you.

Get started today by scheduling a Los Angeles Vitamin B12 injection appointment. Call Dr. Mark Youssef and our talented team of professionals at  (310) 434-0044 or reach out using our online form.

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