Frequently Asked Questions: B12 Injections
1. What are the benefits?
Injections can reduce the symptoms associated with B12 deficiency, which include lethargy, weakness, and dizziness. Because they boost energy and metabolism, the shots may also help patients shed unwanted pounds.
2. Who’s a good candidate?
Since it’s most often found in meat, vegans and vegetarians are prone to B12 deficiency and may particularly benefit from a supplement. It can also be beneficial for the elderly or anyone who's feeling sluggish or drowsy.
3. Who’s not a good candidate?
Those taking common medications that may interact with B12 (like aspirin, antibiotics, or oral contraceptives) should check with their doctor before taking B12.
4. What’s the recovery time?
B12 injections typically include no down time. Patients can return to their normal routine directly after the procedure.
5. Are there any side effects?
While B12 is not toxic, some patients report mild side effects such as pain at the injection site and diarrhea.