B12 Shots: Advantages and Disadvantages of Vitamin B12 Shots

Some Benefits of B12 Shots.

B12 shots, also well known as cobalamin injections, have frequently been used in the treatment for the peoples who are suffering from acute anemia, which results from deficiency of this vitamin B12.

B12 shots are very effective for treating skin diseases, reducing stress levels, works as energy boosters and B12 shots also helps in weight loss programs. B12 belongs to the vitamin B-complex group. The body does not easily absorb it but if someone consumes green vegetables like spinach and broccoli the absorption rate gets better.

There are several options for consuming vitamin B12 supplements. You can take B12 in a normal tablet form, nasal spray, a patch, B12 shots, or as sublingual B12. For persons whose bodies don’t absorb B12 through their intestines, it has often been believed that vitamin B12 injections are the best alternative. But injections can be painful and might cause an infection. The most effective method to take vitamin B12 supplements is by placing it below the tongue and allowing the vitamin to be absorbed in the blood stream all the way through mucous membrane.

Numerous famous personalities are now rushing to take a B12 shots and it has now practically turning into a fashion statement these days.

Advantages of B12 Shots

B12 shots are often been used to treat people with pernicious anemia, which is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. They can also be beneficial for persons who struggle with tiredness caused by deficiency of vitamin B12.

There are several advantages in getting vitamin B supplements in the form of B12 shots. As the vitamin is absorbed more rapidly into the bloodstream this way, B12 shots can give an immediate energy boost up. Lots of people who get vitamin B12 shots see an enhancement in their energy level within a few days, if not more rapidly. Besides as an energy booster, B12 shots can be effective in terms of clearer skin, better sleep, enhanced memory, and better concentration power.

B12 shots can be given for short-term periods as well as long term. It is not uncommon for aged persons to receive ongoing B12 shots.

Disadvantages of Vitamin B12 Shots

On the other hand, there are also several disadvantages of vitamin B12 shots. For one thing, they can be very costly, often pricing at $25 or more for each injection. They can also be painful, and if you don’t like shots, perhaps you are going to find yourself a bit challenging to this as an ongoing process. Vitamin B12 injections can also cause an infection or harm the nerves. Side effects of B12 shots may include headaches, upset stomach, diarrhea and pain in the joints.

If you need more information and guidance take an appointment with your Doctor and they will provide you with all the information you require before being administered B12 Shots.

See Also

Vitamin B12 Sources, Benefits and Deficiencies

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  1. Very informative! I take a supplement instead.

  2. Very useful information. Thanks

  3. Excellent article. Interesting and useful information. Thank you.

  4. I have these shots twice,

  5. This seems to be a popular topic this month. Injections of B12 can be given at home. One side effect I noted when given to an elderly female relative is she became quite talkative after. lol.

  6. nice information.

  7. Very informative article. Thanks for sharing.

  8. A very informative article, thank you.

  9. informative article

  10. Well written article and very informative.

  11. TX for your post.

  12. Informative article….good..

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  14. Informative

  15. Very helpful post…

  16. Informative piece…

  17. i guess many of the sports person use this stuff to boost up their energies…gr8 article posted..thnx for the share..

  18. I need a shot of B12 right now to boost my energy levels.

  19. thanks for the info

  20. that was a great information thanks

  21. That was very informative! Great post! Thanks :)

  22. Excellent article, thanks for sharing.

  23. I’ve been wondering if I need extra B12 but after looking at my multi vitamin I see it contains 100 percent.

  24. I hate shots…..very informative…

  25. informative post…well researched

  26. another helpful entry

  27. very good article about a vitamin that is so important!

  28. OMG! I hate shots. I’ll take the supplements. Good post.

  29. Very well researched and great information to know. Thanks!

  30. Since I’m a user of B-12, your article is very informative and very well written…I did enjoy this!

  31. A very informative article…It will be better if you put the benefits in points…My best wishes to U.

  32. Good information here!

  33. Extremely useful!!

  34. This was a great benefical article pertaining to the use of B-12. I’ve taken it in supplement form for years, and yes, it is a great energy booster.

    Very informative!

  35. How frequent does a person need to take B12 shot. Is once a week sufficient? Better yet, how long does B12 shot remain beneficial in the body? Thank you so much?

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