While Vitamin B12 is found naturally in a healthy diet, factors like stress and poor eating habits can lead to a deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is required for DNA production and cell division. It is also fundamental for development and function of the brain and nervous system. B12 is involved in myelin formation (the protective barrier that surrounds nerve fibers), and B12 is also important for the production of neurotransmitters. Its deficiency is very common in the elderly, vegetarians, athletes, those who drink alcohol, and those who do not consume a balanced diet. B12 also enhances cell metabolism and increases energy, therefore it is commonly used in weight loss programs.
B Vitamins are also important for cellular energy production, red blood cell formation, amino acid and fatty acid synthesis, neurological health, anxiety, stress reduction, skin health, muscle tone, and pregnancy, as well as several other critical reactions throughout the body’s metabolism.
All the B vitamins are essential for protein and fat breakdown, as well as to maintain muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract. They are also essential to maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, eyes, and a healthy nervous system and liver. B complex vitamin injections are frequently used for fatigue due to nerve damage, sciatica, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, alcoholic neuropathy, and tingling and numbness caused by vitamin B deficiencies. These vitamin injections are also used for dermatitis, psoriasis, and anemia, among other conditions. These include:
Because B vitamins are water-soluble they pose little risk for overdosing. Intramuscular injections provide the best systemic absorption and quick delivery for the best results.
Try weekly injections for 4-6 weeks and then monthly maintenance doses for wellness!
Lynne Brownell, RN, MSN , NP
Aesthetic Med Spa Director