If you have low energy, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, or mild weakness, you may be dealing with a vitamin B12 deficiency. If so, you may also be the ideal candidate to receive vitamin B12 shots! At Rejuvenate MD, our medical professionals would be more than happy to reinvigorate your mental clarity, energy levels, and overall well-being with our B12 injection services.
Where do I get B12 shots?
There are several possible places where you can receive a B12 shot, including a primary care clinic, urgent care clinic, or medical spa, depending on the specific services those clinics provide. If you are looking for a clinic in Glen Allen, VA, or the surrounding area that provides B12 shots, we extend a warm welcome for you to come and visit us at Rejuvenate MD!
We have an exceptional staff here at Rejuvenate MD, led by our medical director, Dr. Lonny Green, MD, who has over 20 years of experience providing various medical procedures and wellness services, such as B12 shots. Our entire team of medical professionals, including physician’s assistants, CoolSculpting experts, master estheticians, and administrative staff, are committed to providing our guests with friendly, caring, and high-quality treatment with skill and expertise.
You can find Rejuvenate MD at the convenient location of 10220 West Broad St. in Glen Allen, VA.
How long does a B12 shot last?
The effects of a vitamin B12 shot are generally felt for at least one week, and it typically takes between 48 to 72 hours for patients to notice a response. With that being said, if your body does not readily use the vitamin B12 nutrients, they can be stored in your body for upwards of three to five years! If your body stores for vitamin B12 are full, your body will eliminate any of the nutrients it does not need through the urine, which may give your pee a pinkish hue.
Some factors that can affect how long a vitamin B12 shot lasts include alcohol or drug use, certain medications, diet, and liver issues.
How often should you get a B12 shot?
Depending on your needs, you can get B12 shots daily, weekly, every other week, or once a month. Since the effects often wear off within a week for most people, the optimal time to get a B12 shot is often once a week or once every other week. When you come to Rejuvenate MD for a vitamin B12 shot, our B12 specialist can provide you with a recommendation for how often you should get a B12 shot.
What are the side effects of B12 injections?
Side effects from B12 typically range from non-existent to mild unless the patient is allergic to any of the injection ingredients. For this reason, an initial consultation is typically required before B12 injections are administered to avoid any allergic reactions or adverse complications. This consultation will consist of a review of your medical history, any allergies or underlying conditions you have, and any medications you are taking, among other things. With that being said, mild side effects from a B12 injection may include slight discomfort, bruising, redness, itching, tenderness, or inflammation around the injection site. However, this should not last beyond a day or two.
Do you need a prescription for B12 injections?
Yes. You will need a prescription for a B12 injection. With that being said, our medical professionals at Rejuvenate MD can both write you a B12 injection prescription and administer the injection to you, making the experience much more convenient for you.
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