FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE B12 SHOT?
Vitamin B12 is essential for good health because it is required for proper red blood cell (RBC) formation and energy production in the body.
When injected, Vitamin B12 is absorbed by the body and used to help form red blood cells as well as maintain proper cardiovascular and nervous system functions. B12 also aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates so that the body can use them as energy, allowing you to lose weight faster.
Additional benefits include increased energy, better sleep, elevated mood (it increases serotonin), increased focus, hormone regulation, and so much more!
HOW DO B12 SHOTS AND SUPPLEMENTS DIFFER FROM ONE ANOTHER?
Oral B12 supplements lose a significant portion of the vitamin during the absorption process, and you'd have to take more than the recommended dosage to experience most of the benefits. B12 injections, on the other hand, do not need to be taken on a daily basis and allow your body to use 100% of the vitamin. Ultimately, B12 shots are considered just as safe as supplements and may even be more cost effective in the long run.
WHAT ARE B12 INJECTIONS' KEY BENEFITS?
After determining your specific requirements during the initial consultation, Dr Gupta will assess how B12 injections can be beneficial for your health. Overall, b12 shots results include:
- Enhanced energy levels;
- An increase in metabolism function;
- Improved sleep and mood;
- Improved concentration;
- Faster weight loss;
- no side effects or downtime.
HOW TO KNOW IF I NEED B12 VITAMIN SHOTS?
The added benefit of B12 injections is that it is a completely risk-free, water-soluble vitamin. This means that the body will keep only what it requires and will naturally discard the rest. So, the best way to determine whether you require a B12 shot is to receive one. It's possible that you were deficient in B12 if you experience benefits like increased energy, better concentration, a faster metabolism (resulting in weight loss), and improved sleep, after taking the shot.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF VITAMIN SHOTS?
There may be a slight pinch or burning sensation that typically goes away quickly after the injection. Mild bruising is also common. Most patients do not experience any negative side effects from regular vitamin shots. The B-vitamins, however, may cause nausea if taken on an empty stomach. There may also be some bruising or soreness after receiving a B12 or B6 vitamin shot.
WHO IS GOING TO ADMINISTER THE B12 SHOTS?
Dr. Ahwadesh Gupta is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician, licensed in New York, experienced in Internal Medicine office and hospital work, and with over ten years of experience in cosmetic procedures and weight loss medicine. His professional aesthetics skills include the performance of Botox, Fillers, and PRFM injections, Vampire Face Lifts, Breast Lifts, and the use of different cosmetic lasers. At StudioMD Brooklyn, Dr Gupta and team will administer your B12 and vitamin shots with expertise and in the most attentive way possible.