B-12 Injections

B-12 Injections

B-12 Injections services offered in Spring Hill, Tampa and Port Richey, FL

If you’re not feeling quite like your sharp and energetic self lately, it’s possible that you may be deficient in vitamin B-12, an important vitamin that helps your brain function. Absolute Healthcare, with locations in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Tampa, Florida, offers B-12 injections for those who don’t eat or absorb enough vitamin B-12. To find out if you could benefit from a B-12 injection, call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consutlation online today.

B-12 Injections Q&A

What is vitamin B-12?

Like other vitamins, B-12 plays an important role in many parts of your body’s functioning. Most importantly, it helps you produce healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body and helps your brain and nervous system operate. It also plays a role in keeping you energized and making DNA. 

Most people are able to get the vitamin B-12 they need through the foods they eat alone and don’t require the help of supplements. Your body stores B-12 in your liver for long periods of time, keeping deficiency and its symptoms at bay.

Vitamin B-12 is plentiful in animal-based foods, like meat. Even if you eat plenty of meat, you can still get a deficiency if your body can’t digest and absorb it properly.

When might I need B-12 injections?

If you’re not getting enough B-12 through your diet or are prone to a deficiency because of a health condition, you may benefit from getting a B-12 injection.

You’re especially prone to a vitamin B-12 deficiency if any of the following risk factors apply to you:

  • Excessive alcohol drinking
  • Vegetarianism or veganism
  • Older age
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Taking certain medications (like Metformin and oral birth control)

B-12 injections primarily treat deficiencies but it can also help speed your metabolism to lose weight. If you’re not getting enough vitamin B-12 in your diet, you might start to notice some unusual signs and symptoms.

What can I expect with B-12 injections?

When you come in for B-12 injections, your provider at Absolute Healthcare places a thin needle under your skin to administer vitamin B-12. With injections, vitamins are able to go directly into your bloodstream to avoid getting lost in your digestive system.

B-12 injection can help with*:

  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble balancing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • A sore or swollen tongue
  • Tingling numbness
  • Mouth ulcers

If you notice a persistent combination of these symptoms, you should visit Absolute Healthcare to supplement your B-12 intake. B-12 injections treat these symptoms and reduce your risk of getting new or worsening health complications like cardiovascular disease, obesity, peripheral neuropathy, or blindness.

If you have concerns about your vitamin B-12 levels, call the nearest Absolute Healthcare office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today. 

*Individual results may vary