FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
B12 INJECTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY?
Cobalamin, also referred to as vitamin B12, is a crucial nutrient for your body. B12 aids in the production of DNA, RNA, and red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout your body. If your B12 levels are low, you'll feel weak and tired all the time. Both B12 and B6 injections help your body metabolize more efficiently by speeding up the rate at which it breaks down protein, fat, and carbohydrates. With that, Vitamin B12 shots can give you more energy, boost your metabolism, and help you lose weight, with no side effects or downtime.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF A B12 SHOT LAST?
Injections are the most efficient way for your body to absorb Vitamin B12. After the B12 shots, your body will start producing new red blood cells within 48 to 72 hours. For mild deficiencies, two to three injections over several weeks may be required to achieve maximum effect. At StudioMD Larchmont, Dr. Gupta and team will evaluate your health and determine the best dosage and frequency for injections.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR B12 INJECTIONS?
B12 injections are a safe and effective way to combat deficiencies, boost weight loss, and increase energy. Since the vitamin is most frequently found in meat, vegans and vegetarians regularly need these supplements. However, anyone who is deficient in B12 or wants to reap the benefits of the vitamin is eligible for B12 injections.
SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT DRUG INTERACTIONS WITH B12 SHOTS?
Certain medications and vitamin B12 may interact. Before receiving a vitamin B12 shot, people should always inform their doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications they are taking.
Some commonly prescribed medications that may interact with vitamin B12 include H2 receptor antagonists, metformin and proton pump inhibitors.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF RECEIVING A VITAMIN B12 SHOT?
B12, like any other supplement, may have some side effects. The most common side effects are mostly innocuous, such as headaches, itching, and mild anxiety. More serious side effects, such as allergic reactions and heart problems, may occur in a very small number of people. Although negative outcomes are uncommon, it is always a good idea to check any concerns with your doctor and screen all potential side effects.
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 Larchmont, Dr Gupta and team will administer your B12 and vitamin shots with expertise and in the most attentive way possible.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED VITAMIN B12 SHOTS?
The frequency depends on the need and patient and your doctor will discuss details with you however generally you may need every week or every other week.