VITAMIN B12 & VITAMIN C INJECTIONS
AT COMPLEXION MED SPA
VITAMIN INJECTION SHOTS ADMINISTERED BY A TEAM YOU CAN TRUST
At Complexion Med Spa, our goal is to provide each patient with exceptional, natural-looking results with the use of advanced technology and techniques by our certified, trained, and experienced medical/aesthetic professionals. In addition, our Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C injection shots are administered at our state-of-the-art facility in West Bloomfield, MI with your care and comfort in mind.
Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks of our bodies. When we don’t get the right vitamins, our bodies can stop functioning properly. This could cause weight gain, depression, disease, fatigue, and many other symptoms.
Learn more about the benefits of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C injection shots and why Complexion Med Spa is one of the leading providers throughout Southeast Michigan.
/ VITAMIN B12
At Complexion Med Spa, we believe that overall health and well-being is a main priority for anyone. There are some essential vitamins and minerals which are an absolute necessity for our minds and bodies to thrive and function throughout life and Vitamin B12 is most definitely one of them. The Complexion team is obsessed with this vital nutrient and the incredible abundance of benefits it provides.
Vitamin B12 injections are especially highly recommended for those who have B12 deficiency. The synthetic chemical “cyanocobalamin” is not easily absorbed by your body, but “methylcobalamin” is. The difference between the two is that cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of Vitamin B12 found only in supplements (pills), while methylcobalamin is a naturally occurring form that you can get through either food sources or injections. Methylcobalamin is the most bio-available type of Vitamin B12, which means the body absorbs it more easily. Naturally occurring, it is found in animal-based foods such as meat, fish, milk and eggs so is readily available in many people’s daily diet.
Depending on your condition or how deficient you are, you may need to get a B12 injection every few weeks until your deficiency is gone. If you have a medical condition where you are unable to absorb sufficient B12 from your diet, an injection at least once a month is highly recommended in order to stay healthy.
/ INJECTION VS. PILL
The stomach acids that aid in the natural breakdown of food also breakdown Vitamin B-12 pill supplements. The body will only absorb a small amount of the actual B12 from a pill. In addition, as you get older, your body’s ability to absorb B12 through digestion continually decreases. In fact, many adults are unable to absorb B12 into their body at all. Injections provide a direct method of supplying your body with this nutrient
Our bodies require a daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals in order to properly function. If one of these vitamins is deficient, it can result in serious health problems. Most of our B12 comes from meat in our diet. Those who are unable to absorb an adequate amount of B12 due to dietary restrictions or health problems may need to get a natural supplement through a B12 shot. The shot is a quick way to get your B12 levels back to where they should be. An injection of B12 can bring on immediate health benefits.
WHO’S AT RISK OF BEING B12 DEFICIENT AND NEEDS B12 INJECTIONS?
Vegetarians or vegans
If your diet doesn’t consist of the proper amounts of meat, fish and eggs
Over age 50
Pregnant or breastfeeding
If you take medications for heartburn or take potassium supplements
If you’ve had part of your stomach surgically removed or banded
/ VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Why is a lack of B12 of such concern? In the short term, insufficient B12 levels can lead to deep fatigue, mood changes, and dementia-like qualities, preventing you from feeling your best and performing at your highest energy level. In the long term, an unchecked Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage, which is why it’s important to catch it early.
Most people in the U.S. get enough of this nutrient. If you’re not sure, you can ask your doctor if you should get a blood test to check your Vitamin B12 level.
With age, it can become harder to absorb this vitamin. It can also happen if you have had weight loss surgery or another operation that removed part of your stomach, or if you drink heavily.
/ SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY
If you are suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency, you could become anemic. A mild deficiency may not cause symptoms. But if untreated, it may lead to symptoms such as:
Fatigue, weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
Constipation, gas, and diarrhea
Loss of appetite
Nerve issues such as numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking
Blurred or loss of vision
Mental problems (depression, memory loss, or behavioral changes)
/ THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B12 INJECTIONS AT COMPLEXION MED SPA
INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS AND CONCENTRATION
If you are constantly lethargic even after a full night of sleep, you may have need B12 shots. This vitamin is required in the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen around your body, providing the fuel your cells need to produce energy. A loss of red blood cell production will create symptoms of low energy and inability to concentrate.
SPEEDS UP METABOLISM AND HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
A deficiency of Vitamin B12 causes anemia. An anemic individual cannot efficiently convert fats and proteins into energy. This leads to the frustrating situation of difficulty losing weight despite regular exercise and a good diet.
Vitamin B12 plays an important part in your metabolism. Metabolism is the group of chemical reactions in your cells that sustain life. You may notice your metabolism by how quickly you burn what you eat. When these reactions occur at a slower rate, your body functions are slower. This can cause weight gain and fatigue. With a balanced B12 level, you can boost your metabolism and help it to function better.
A higher, more balanced metabolism will make your body burn calories faster, creating potential weight loss benefits and allowing more food to be converted to energy. While all B vitamins are important for energy production, Vitamin B12 is especially important. One of the first symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a lack of energy and fatigue. Boosting your Vitamin B12 with an injection will boost your energy if you are significantly deficient. A balanced metabolism may also help other gastrointestinal problems or appetite loss.
BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
A lack of B12 interferes with your body’s ability to produce white blood cells. These cells are essential in fighting off infections and keeping your immune system in good working order. If you find yourself getting sick more often than usual or having allergies where you previously had none, you may need a B12 shot.
HELPS IMPROVE SLEEP PATTERNS
Tryptophan is the amino acid found in foods like turkey that makes you drowsy. Our body manufactures tryptophan naturally, and it’s a big part of what helps you fall asleep at night. Vitamin B12 is a major factor in the tryptophan production process. B12 injections can help you go from restless nights to getting a good night sleep.
HELPS WITH REDUCE HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is so common in men, that a B12 deficiency as the cause of it is often missed. Because cells are not being metabolized efficiently, it is difficult for hair growth to occur normally. Regular B12 shots restore your body’s ability to metabolize, and cause your hair to begin growing as usual.
PREVENTS ANEMIA BY INCREASING RED BLOOD CELLS
Vitamin B12 is also a key vitamin for your body to create new red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen and other nutrients around to all of your other cells. With a low red blood cell count, you can experience anemia, a condition that causes your body to feel fatigued. It may also cause lightheadedness and dizziness. Vitamin B12 can prevent anemia by helping your body produce enough red blood cells, thus boosting your energy.
Increasing your Vitamin B12 will also help your red blood cells to develop properly. In cases of Vitamin B12 deficiency, the blood cells become deformed and do not properly move into the bloodstream from your bone marrow. A Vitamin B12 injection prevents you from becoming deficient or boosts deficient levels back to normal. Healthy, properly formed red blood cells mean your body is getting the proper oxygen and nutrients.
KEEPS YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY
Your brain needs a lot of different vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for brain health because of its function in cell metabolism and formation. Vitamin B12 helps your neurons to create and regenerate the nerve fiber sheaths that protect the neuron and speed up brain processes.
The stronger your myelin sheaths are, the faster your neurons fire, meaning you think, remember and recall faster. Because of this, Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to memory loss in older adults.
There is evidence that boosting your Vitamin B12 will improve your memory. It may even slow the decline for people with early-stage dementia. Giving your body the Vitamin B12 it needs will make sure your neurons can regenerate their sheaths properly and create new ones as they grow.
BENEFITS YOUR MOOD
As we mentioned above, Vitamin B12 is vital for your brain function. Your brain is also in control of your mood. Emotions are controlled via chemicals released in your brain that trigger neurons to send messages that communicate how you are feeling. Making sure your neurons are firing properly will improve your emotional balance.
Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the creation of serotonin. While this relationship is not fully understood, researchers agree that the two are undoubtedly linked. This means that if you are experiencing a Vitamin B12 deficiency, you may be producing low doses of serotonin, a chemical vital in boosting your mood. Decreased serotonin can lead to feelings of depression.
One study suggests that Vitamin B12 deficiency is related to a higher risk for a person becoming depressed. Getting the proper amount of Vitamin B12 into your body will help lift your mood and may lessen feelings of depression. Some research suggests that antidepressants work better when a patient also receives added Vitamin B12.
BENEFITS YOUR UNBORN BABY
If you are pregnant, Vitamin B12 could help your growing baby. As discussed, Vitamin B12 is vital to the formation of a new cell, including neurons and red blood cells. A growing fetus needs the proper amount of Vitamin B12 to make sure it is developing properly. In pregnant women with significant Vitamin B12 deficiencies, the risk of birth defects and miscarriages rises significantly. The worse the deficiency, the higher the risk.
Making sure your Vitamin B12 levels are normal and that your baby is getting enough vitamins will benefit your baby in the long run. You will be giving them the best chance to develop a healthy brain and body as well as making sure you have enough Vitamin B12 for you too. Pregnant moms need enough Vitamin B12 as well to protect against anemia and fight the drain of energy that comes with pregnancy.
SUPPORTS HEALTHY BONES AND PREVENTS OSTEOPOROSIS
Women and men with Vitamin B12 deficiency tend to have significantly lower bone density. This is especially true for women. Lower bone density can lead to weaker bones and even osteoporosis, a condition most people are unaware they have until they break a bone. Osteoporosis can make bone breakage difficult to heal. Researchers don’t understand how Vitamin B12 interacts with bone tissue to strengthen it, but studies have shown a clear link between the two.
While they don’t reveal the details of how Vitamin B12 improves bone health, they do show that boosting your Vitamin B12 will prevent your bones from losing density and weakening. If your family has a history of osteoporosis, you may consider getting a Vitamin B12 injection to help keep your bones strong.
PROMOTES HEALTHY HAIR, NAILS, AND SKIN
New cells need Vitamin B12 to form properly. Without enough of the vitamin, the cell may become deformed and unstable. Skin, hair, and nails are all places where cell production happens rapidly. Not having normal Vitamin B12 levels makes a visible impact. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause different dermatologic symptoms. These may range from hyperpigmentation to nail discoloration to inflamed and cracked corners of your mouth.
Making sure your body has the proper levels of Vitamin B12 will keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy. If you are already experiencing any of the dermatologic symptoms, boosting your Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve and ease those symptoms. Improving any visible symptoms will also improve your self-esteem and mood.
/ VITAMIN C
While there are many negatives associated with the Covid pandemic we have recently experienced, one big benefit is how more and more people are learning about the importance of a healthy immune system. The micronutrient known as Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid, and it helps the growth and repair of all your body’s tissues. Unless we are malnourished, we aren’t truly deficient in this substance, but there are many benefits to increasing our intake of the nutrient.
Not only does it enhance your immune system and prevent you from contracting some of society’s most common conditions, but it can also prevent you from becoming deficient in other substances like iron. Vitamin C can effectively reduce your blood pressure and fight aging, as it is involved in many of the body’s most important processes. There is very little risk associated with taking large doses of Vitamin C, as the body can easily flush it out.
/ VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY IN AMERICANS
With so many easy fast-food options out there, it’s not surprising that only 10-20% of people regularly eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. According to a recent study, 500mg of Vitamin C per day is a good amount, but that would require you to eat a lot of citrus fruits on a daily basis. Because that’s not very practical, supplements are important when it comes to regularly getting enough of this important vitamin.
Despite this, it’s important to remember that a routinely vitamin shot or IV therapy is best used in combination with a healthy lifestyle. Smoking, obesity, and alcoholism can deplete this nutrient, which would counteract the benefits of the therapy. By avoiding harmful substances and consuming plenty of fruit and vegetables, you won’t only boost your Vitamin C intake, but you’ll also nourish your body with a range of other micronutrients that are just as essential.
Even if you’re not deficient yet, you could benefit if you want a boost to your immune system. This could be a great idea for people who feel that they get sick very quickly or those who are planning to take a trip or attend a crowded event. Women who are currently pregnant or looking to have a baby in the future are also great candidates.
/ THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C INJECTIONS AT COMPLEXION MED SPA
ENHANCES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
One of the primary benefits of taking this nutrient is that it can help to boost your immune system, which is always very important. The reason the vitamin works so well is that it encourages the production of white blood cells and, once produced, protects them from harm. It also strengthens your skin’s barriers and thereby reduces the time it takes for a wound to heal.
It’s better to take Vitamin C before you feel a cold coming on, but you should give yourself an extra dose if you’re feeling unwell. This is because, while the nutrient can’t stop or reverse your symptoms, it can prevent further complications, including pneumonia or lung infections. Because Vitamin C can’t cause any harm or damage, it’s a safe and effective way to make sure your illness doesn’t get worse.
HELPS TO PREVENT OTHER CONDITIONS
You may have heard of antioxidants before, but have you ever researched exactly what they are? In essence, they are the micronutrients Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and beta-carotene, found in many fruits and vegetables. When you ingest these substances, they can protect you from many of the toxic pollutants we all have to live with in the modern world.
When your body comes into contact with harmful substances like nicotine, this isn’t immediately damaging. But over time, these toxic chemicals can build up and cause a variety of serious conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and even arthritis. By supplying your body with antioxidants, you can prevent this from happening and ensure that you stay healthy for the long term.
HELPS PREVENT DEFICIENCIES
Taking plenty of Vitamin C can help you to fight other types of deficiencies, in particular those related to iron. Iron is vital for transporting oxygen around your body and creating red blood cells, but a great number of people suffer from a lack of this mineral, particularly vegetarians and vegans. If you have low blood iron levels or even anemia, getting a Vitamin C injection could allow you to absorb this important substance more easily.
This is one of the reasons why you may be told to take extra Vitamin C during pregnancy. When your baby is growing, you will need to produce more red blood cells than usual, and it’s important that you can absorb iron optimally. In extreme cases, your child could be born prematurely or at a low weight, so it’s better to act before there is any risk.
HELPS FIGHT AGING
Because one of the functions of Vitamin C is to form collagen, it can effectively help you to maintain smooth and youthful-looking skin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps to maintain the structure of many of your tissues. You can imagine it like the glue that holds your skin and other organs in place so that they don’t wrinkle or sag.
Unfortunately, the body produces less and less of this vital component as we age. Starting in our twenties, we can expect a decrease of 1% every year, and even more in women who go through menopause. By eating plenty of Vitamin C, you can encourage your body to keep producing this essential protein, so your skin stays wrinkle- and blemish-free for as long as possible.
REDUCES YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Several studies have found that taking plenty of Vitamin C Injections can help to relax the blood vessels which transport your blood away from your heart. In this way, the nutrient can help to lower your blood pressure. Because around one-third of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, this is an exciting finding. By taking plenty of this nutrient, you could reduce your risk of a range of chronic and even deadly diseases.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE NUTRIENT
One of the greatest Vitamin C benefits is that, unlike some other nutrients that can be harmful in great quantities, you don’t have to worry about taking too much. So, if you’ve already had an orange or broccoli before arriving at our clinic, don’t worry. Your body will just flush out the excess vitamin without any problem.
Despite this, it’s better to cap Vitamin C intake at 2000mg per day to avoid any stomach upset or diarrhea. While this isn’t dangerous, it’s not necessary as lower amounts of the vitamin should be plenty, even for a booster. We always make sure to administer all of our nutrients in a safe dose that’s effective, but won’t cause you any side effects.
/ COMPLIMENTARY VITAMIN INJECTION SHOT CONSULTATION
If you’re interested in learning more about our Vitamin B12/Vitamin C injection shots, we are inviting you to schedule a free consultation with us. Call 248.737.6912 or stop by our facility. We look forward to servicing you and remember, it’s all about your Complexion!