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What are Vitamin B 12 injections?

Vitamin B12 shots are a form of supplementation that contains a synthetic version of vitamin B12, or cyanocobalamin. Certain foods, such as cereals, may be fortified with the synthetic form of vitamin B12. Methylcobalamin, the most potent form of Vitamin B12 from nature, outshines synthetic cyanocobalamin.

 

What is the difference between regular B12 and the Bioboost injections?

While both B12 and lipotropic injections both serve to enhance your energy and metabolism, lipotropic injections are generally a better option for patients who are interested in weight-loss.  B12 shots for weight loss may help to speed up your metabolism and support your weight loss goals. However, it's essential to understand that there is no solid proof that B12 shots help with weight loss.

 

What are the benefits of B12 injections?

 

B12 injections can aid in increased energy, increased metabolism, improved cognitive function, liver detox, better sleep.

 Who shouldn't get B12 injections?

You should not use Vitamin B12 if you are allergic to cyanocobalamin or cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease (an inherited form of vision loss). Cyanocobalamin can lead to optic nerve damage (and possibly blindness) in people with Leber's disease. It should not be given to those with high vitamin B12 levels.

 

 How is the injection given?

 

This is an intramuscular (IM) injection (in the muscle) that is self-administered into the front of your thigh. If someone is administering the shot for you, it can be given in the upper arm. The injections are administered twice a week. We will send you a video that shows how to give yourself the shot/injection.

 

What are the side effects?

Most side effects of B12 are generally mild and typically lessen within a short time frame following administration. Common side effects may include:

Pain or redness at the injection site

Mild diarrhea

Itching or a feeling of swelling all over the body

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