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B12 Facts Everyone Can Benefit From

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that you get when you eat meat, dairy, eggs, and poultry. It’s crucial for the development of DNA, red blood cells, and nerve cell function. Many people are unknowingly deficient in Vitamin B12 because they aren’t able to absorb it properly from the food they eat. It’s very common, and according to a study at the National Institutes of Health, between 1.5 and 15% of the American population is low in Vitamin B12. 

At Professional Aesthetics and Wellness, in Vorhees, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard J. Dittrich, DO, FACOG, and our team help restore your nutrient levels and optimize your health with B12 injections. Here they answer some frequently asked questions about B12. 

Who’s at risk for a B12 deficiency?

You’re at an increased risk for B12 deficiency if you are a:

A deficit of B12 may take years to manifest and cause problems.

What are some symptoms of a B12 deficiency?

If you are chronically low in B12, you may experience some or all of the following symptoms:

Talk to Dr. Dittrich if you suspect you may be low in Vitamin B12.

How is B12 deficiency addressed?

Left untreated, Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause infertility, heart problems, peripheral neuropathy, and total vision loss. At Professional Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer quick and effective Vitamin B12 injections to boost your B12 levels instantly. When you arrive at our office, we help you get comfortable in a private room. We’ll ask a series of questions about your symptoms and health history and draw some blood to test your B12 levels. If you are deficient, we’ll give the rapid injection directly into a muscle, typically in your upper arm.

What are the benefits of Vitamin B12 shots?

Our team is proud to offer B12 injections because they deliver several immediate benefits, including:

To learn more about Vitamin B12, its role in your body’s everyday functions, its many benefits, and to set up an appointment to have your levels checked, call the office closest to you.

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