What Is a B12 Shot?

A B12 shot is an injection containing a high dose of vitamin B12 and used to treat a vitamin B12 deficiency. The shot is administered by medical professionals and offered at Marque Medical.


The Importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 plays a key role in red cell production and proper functioning of the circulatory and nervous systems. It is found in animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs.

Most people receive enough B12 through their diets, but if a deficiency does occur, it may cause symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, increased heartbeat/breath, pale skin, sore tongue, easy bruising/bleeding (including gums), upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation.

Since the human body does not produce the B12 vitamin, it is important to know what your B12 levels are. If you do not have a below-average deficiency, you may want to try the oral supplements. Studies have shown that B12 oral supplements can have similar effects as B12 injections, though there can be absorption issues depending on the person.

If you do have a substantial deficiency, we suggest you receive immediate care by speaking with your physician about B12 shots.


Where to Get Your B12 Shot

You will want to find a place owned and operated by medical professionals. You will need a prescription for any B12 injection as certain health conditions like pregnancy or high blood pressure could cause problems. The prescription is fairly easy to acquire but it is important that you go through some sort of consultation to make sure the injections are safe for your situation.

The safest place to receive B12 shots is from your doctor or other medical providers. Your doctor can easily find whether a B12 injection is something beneficial for your health. In many cases, B12 oral supplements are advised before using the injections.

You can also receive the shots from a medical or urgent care clinic. These are fast, convenient, and usually in a place other than a doctor’s office.

You will also want to buy from a U.S. based pharmacy. The U.S. has regulations which pharmacies must uphold for the safety of the consumer. You may find cheaper prices overseas but you risk purchasing an unsafe product.


Consult with your doctor about B12 shots or supplements and you may find it’s exactly what you need to get your energy back.



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