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Do you constantly feel lethargic and sluggish? Are you stressed out and anxious? You might be in need of an extra dose of Vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is an important factor in growth, cell production and blood formation; deficiency can often lead to mood changes, fatigue and digestive problems. B-12 injections can improve stomach and intestinal problems, boost energy, strengthen nails, reduce hair breakage, improve skin health and boost your mood. VITAHL Chicago now proudly offers B-12 injections to help boost your energy levels and improve your moods.

What is a B-12 injection?

B-12 injections consist of cyanocobalamin, a synthetic version of Vitamin B-12, which is administered into the muscle tissue. Treatment plans and dosage vary depending on the goals of the treatment. Add a B-12 injection to your treatment plan today and get that energy and mood boost you’ve been craving. VITAHL offers discount packages so you can get the benefits of a full B-12 treatment cycle in the most cost-effective way.

What are the benefits of B-12 injections?

B-12 provides many health benefits throughout the body. Its benefits include:

  • a reduction in fatigue
  • a boost to help maintain your energy levels
  • boosts to your immune system
  • boosts to your mood and a reduction in incidents of depression
  • digestive support
  • promotion of a healthy metabolism
  • protection against cognitive decline
  • better regulation of hormone production
  • protection for your heart by assisting in the prevention of conditions and complications such as heart attack, stroke and coronary disease
  • anemia treatment and prevention
  • improvement in your athletic performance
  • assistance in your weight loss goals
  • improvements to your skin appearance, including a reduction in redness, dryness, inflammation and acne blemishes
  • promotion of strong, healthy nails and a reduction in hair breakage

What are the side effects of B-12 injections?

Common temporary side effects include pain and/or redness at the injection site, mild diarrhea and itching and sometimes harmless, temporary discoloration of your urine. Most side effects should subside within a few days of treatment. Also, The National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine have determined that “no adverse effects” have been established from excess amounts of B-12 in the body.

Do I need a B-12 injection?

Vitamin B-12 is available in many forms including pills and skin patches, so why choose injections over other options? Injections are recommended because only injections guarantee the vitamin will be absorbed and used by the body. Stomach acids will break down B-12 taken orally, limiting the amount of usable B-12 your body will be able to absorb. Also, the benefits of B-12 injections will be higher because very little of the supplement will be wasted.

Am I a candidate for B-12 injections?

B-12 is safe to take as a supplement to increase your benefits. B-12 occurs naturally and commonly in many foods which you probably already include in your diet. Foods that contain high levels of B-12 include eggs, milk, cheese and other dairy products, poultry, fish and shellfish. Some rice and soy products also offer good dietary sources of B-12. However, B-12 injections ensure you get the right levels of B-12 and that you receive it in the form that your body can most readily absorb and utilize by your body and which will not be broken down through digestion. Your body can also store some B-12 for later use.

How will my doctor administer the B-12?

Your doctor will administer B-12 to you via injection. On your treatment visit, your doctor will show you to a procedure room, cleanse the injection site and inject the right dosage of B-12 for your needs. Because a fine needle is used, most patients experience little to no pain from the injections. You can then return to your normal schedule without having to follow any specific aftercare requirements and without a recovery period.

How long before I notice results?

Your B-12 injections give you this valuable supplement in a form your body can readily absorb and use. You should notice the effects of your B-12 injections within two to three days of your treatment, although every patient is different, and it may take your body longer to experience the full results from your treatment. Some patients may need up to four weeks before enjoying the full effects.

How long do the effects last?

The length of your benefits from B-12 injections will vary from individual to individual. Also, factors like how much you exercise and your daily water intake will affect how long you can expect to enjoy the benefits from the B-12 in your system. Water and exercise can deplete B-12 in the body. Talk to your doctor about these lifestyle factors to determine how often you should return for follow-up B-12 injections.

Why VITAHL Chicago?

The staff at VITAHL Medical Aesthetics has been recognized as some of the most experienced laser and injectable clinicians both locally and nationally. We pride ourselves on the quality of our team, and our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of customized care and customer service. Our locations have been recognized in the top 1% of Botox® injectors in the country and have been named a 5-star beauty destination by New Beauty Magazine.

Call VITAHL Medical Aesthetics today at 312-634-6100 to speak to one of the cosmetic medicine specialists about whether a B-12 vitamin injection is right for you. You can start feeling your best again today!