FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS VITAMIN B12?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that aids in the formation of red blood cells, the maintenance of the central nervous system, and other bodily functions. When Vitamin B12 is injected, it 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, facilitating weight loss.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD I GET B12 SHOTS?
Most patients prefer to front-load the protocol, in order to increase their levels more quickly. For instance weekly shots in the first month or every other week for the first two months. Following that, it is recommended that you come in once a month for maintenance. Since vitamin B shots are water soluble, it is virtually impossible to take "too much" of them because you will pass any extra through urination.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH THE TREATMENT?
B12 is injected directly into the bloodstream, so treatment is quick. Patients who are deficient in B12 can benefit from monthly supplemental injections. By doing this, any problems that might arise in patients whose bodies are unable or less able to absorb B12 into their bloodstreams through pills or vitamins are eliminated. Following the procedure, patients are free to leave and immediately return to their regular activities.
WHERE IN THE BODY ARE THE INJECTIONS APPLIED?
The shots are typically given in the upper buttocks. Because this muscle is larger, most patients are unlikely to experience the needle's pinch as much. When preferred, B12 shots can also be administered in the upper shoulder.
HOW DO VITAMIN SHOTS CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS?
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. B6 also aids in the conversion of glycogen to glucose, which increases the body's energy level without the need for additional carbohydrates, acting as a natural appetite suppressant. All of this contributes to faster weight loss.
WHO IS GOING TO ADMINISTER THE LIPOTROPIC 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 Mendham, Dr Gupta and team will administer your B12 and vitamin shots with expertise and in the most attentive way possible.