Do B12 Shots Work?
B12 is an essential vitamin that plays an important role in brain function as well as the production of both DNA and red blood cells. Although B12 can exist in several forms, they all contain the element cobalt, which is why the vitamin is also known as cobalamin. Many people suffer from a deficiency of B12. For vegetarians, and especially vegans, this is due to a lack of animal foods in their diet. B12 is only found in meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and milk products. Even those who do eat these things may be deficient in B12 since absorption of the vitamin requires a stomach protein that many individuals do not produce enough of. To alleviate B12 deficiencies, many doctors prescribe B12 injections. But do B12 shots work?
The short answer is yes. B12 shots are very effective and extremely safe. They are administered intramuscularly, meaning into the muscle. This type of therapy has been used for decades to help combat anemia, osteoporosis, and age-related macular degeneration. More recently, B12 shots have become popular with otherwise healthy people, who say the injections booth their energy levels, elevate their mood, and aid in weight loss.
Taking Things to the Next Level
Another popular B12 therapy option is to augment injections with additional ingredients that can enhance their benefits. At Pharmacy Rx Solutions, we offer MIC Plus injections that, in addition to B12, also contain:
- Methionine, an amino acid that aids in lowering cholesterol
- Inositol, a B vitamin that helps maintain healthy nerves
- Choline, a nutrient that boosts memory and helps remove fatty deposits from the liver
That’s the M-I-C part. But we don’t stop there. The “Plus” is:
- Thiamine (B1)
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Ascorbic acid
Thanks to our partnership with Suncoast Radiopharmacy, a fully licensed compounding pharmacy that meets all USDA guidelines, we can deliver the highest level of quality assurance with our MIC Plus Injections. All of our products are tested by a third-party laboratory to verify their sterility and potency.
To learn more about our B12 shots, reach out to Pharmacy Rx Solutions today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.