Basic B12 Shot
B12 is a very common vitamin deficiency as it is one of the hardest vitamins to digest and absorb. Most people greatly benefit from a B12 shot. Potential benefits may include:
Elimination of brain fog for more focus and clarity
Increased physical and mental stamina
Signs you may need b12
If you struggle with
or You are
vegan or vegetarian
on heartburn medication
taking oral birth control
age greater than 50
Advanced Vitamin Shot Menu
After your fist Basic B12 Shot, you are eligible for an advanced vitamin shot to maximize your benefits. These vitamins are custom compounded just for you and are only available as packages of 5 shots. Compounded vitamin shots offer the highest quality vitamins with advanced sterility testing and the purest formulations with no fillers or preservatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Step 1. Fill out the application. This is a health questionnaire to assess if a B12 shot is safe and effective for you.
Step 2. Book your appointment. If you are eligible to receive a B12 shot, you will be emailed the link to set up your first shot.
Step 3. Come to your appointment. At your first appointment, there will be a quick discussion of your symptoms, health history, and intramuscular injections. You will then receive your injection in either your arm or hip. We will go over post-injection instructions and your future options for vitamin injections. At the end of the appointment, you can set up another appointment for a Basic B12 Shot or order a package from the Advanced menu. The entire appointment will take about 15 minutes. Subsequent appointments will take about 5 minutes.
What are the ingredients?
Basic B12: 1000 mcg Hydroxocobalamin, sodium acetate anhydrous, acetic acid, sodium chloride, methylparaben, and propylparaben as preservative and pH balancers
B12 Boost: 5000 mcg Methylcobalamin; preservative free
Mega B: 5000 mcg Methylcobolamin (B12), 100 mg Thiamine HCl (B1), 2 mg Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (B2), 100 mg Niacinamide (B3), 2 mg Dexpanthenol (B5), 2 mg Pyridoxine HCl (B6); preservative free
Metabolic: 1000 mcg Methylcobalamin (B12), 100 mg Thiamine HCl (B1), 2 mg Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (B2), 100 mg Niacinamide (B3), 2 mg Dexpanthenol (B5), 2 mg Pyridoxine HCl (B6), Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Vitamin C, Lidocaine, Benzyl Alcohol as preservative
Hormone: 5000 mcg Methylcobalamin (B12), 100 mg Pyridoxine HCl (B6); preservative free
Stress: 5000 mcg Methylocobalamin (B12), 250 mg Dexpanthenol (B5); preservative free
Detox: 5000 mcg Methylcobalamin (B12), 200 mg Glutathione; preservative free
Note: Hydroxocobalamin is available in place of Methylcobalamin for any of the injections except Metabolic. Dosage of B12 for each shot can be customized between 1000-5000 mcg except for Metabolic.
I take a B12 supplement. Do I still need a shot?
Yes, you may still need and/or benefit from a B12 shot. B12 is one of the hardest vitamins to digest and absorb properly. A shot bypasses the digestive tract to deliver 100% of the dose for maximum benefit.
Is there a lab test that will tell me if I need a B12 shot?
There are several potential lab tests, but none of them are perfect. These labs include serum B12, MMA, homocysteine and a CBC. Variations in these labs may indicate a B12 insufficiency or deficiency. But due to issues with the lab tests, complexities in biochemistry, and doctors overlooking the signs, lab tests are not always useful in detecting B12 insufficiency or deficiency. The best test is usually to try a B12 shot and see how you respond.
Does it hurt?
Most people report no pain. Some people don’t even know the injection happened until it is over. Other people report feeling pressure or a small pinch.
If your injection contains B6 or glutathione, you may experience a burning sensation for a few minutes after injection. But the Basic B12 Shot is painless for most people.
Are there side effects?
Vitamin injections are typically very safe and most people experience zero side effects, only benefits. But there are a few potential issues that can happen. You may experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site and it is possible that the injection site will become infected. It is also possible that someone may experience an allergic reaction to the injection but we have never seen this happen. Depending on how your biochemistry responds to the B12, you may experience headache, insomnia, temporary increase in fatigue or feel overstimulated.
When will I notice results?
Some people notice results within 15 minutes. Other people notice feeling better the next day. And still other people may require 2-3 injection before they begin to experience results. Everyone is different and you may require a different dosage or form of B12 to get the best results.
How long do results last?
Results may last for a few hours up to a week. It all depends on your biochemistry, the dose, and the form of B12.
How often should I get a shot?
Once to twice a week for 4 or more weeks generally delivers best results. But it depends on your body and the dosing and form of the B12. The Basic B12 often gets best results twice a week whereas the B12 Boost can deliver results once a week. Usually after a month of weekly or biweekly shots, people are feeling significantly better and can go weeks between shots and just drop in as needed for a boost.
Who is not eligible for a shot?
Certain medical conditions disqualify you from receiving injections. These include cancer, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, allergies to the injectables and other conditions. Your eligibility will be carefully screened in the application.
Why do I have to start with a Basic B12 Shot?
The advanced injectables are considered compounded medications. According to federal and state laws, compounded medications must be ordered with a patient-specific prescription. So you first have to establish yourself as a patient through the Basic B12 Shot. The Basic B12 Shot is considered a commercial medication, which means doctors can stock a bottle in office and use it on multiple patients without a prescription. So we start with the Basic B12 Shot to establish care and also to see how you respond to B12 before investing in the more expensive shots.
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