What is vitamin B12?
B12 is an essential vitamin your body requires but can’t produce on its own. B12 can be found naturally in various foods, including shellfish, eggs, and dairy products.
Vitamin B12 aids in many vital bodily functions. It helps your body make red blood cells and DNA and ensures your nerve cells function normally. It also helps break down carbohydrates and convert fat into energy.
Because of these critical functions, B12 has become an increasingly popular diet aid to melt fat and increase weight loss. At Arizona Specialized Gynecology, Dr. Brooks offers B12 injections to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Are B12 injections better than vitamins for weight loss?
B12 injections have an advantage over the B12 vitamins you take orally, or even eating a diet rich in vitamin B12. B12 injections bypass your digestive tract, traveling directly into your blood. Injecting B12 sends the vitamin straight to your bloodstream, where it’s more quickly and readily absorbed into your cells.
How often should I get B12 injections for weight loss?
Dr. Brooks understands that everyone’s path to weight loss is unique. During your consultation, he sits down with you to review your weight loss goals and may recommend blood tests to look for any vitamin deficiencies. He discusses the results with you, and together you decide on the right regime of B12 injections.
Does a B12 injection hurt?
Your B12 injection will feel like the typical shot you get at the doctor’s office. It’s very brief, and the injection is administered into your muscle or under your skin. Dr. Brooks may apply pressure to the area for just a few seconds. Afterward, you can get back to all of your usual activities immediately.
If you’d like to jumpstart your weight loss naturally with the power of vitamin B12, call Arizona Specialized Gynecology today or book a consultation online.