Are Vitamin B12 Injections Right for Me?


Have you noticed that B12 keeps popping up in the magazines and on morning shows as a wonder-supplement for weight loss, lower stress, and better overall health? We’ve noticed, too. 

At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we understand the hype because we’ve seen firsthand how B12 injections work for increased metabolism, better mood, and improved sleep. Just ask our patients!

But you want to know if vitamin B12 injections are right for you, right? Ok, we’ll get to that, but before we do, we want to share some facts about vitamin B12 that you might find interesting:

  • Our bodies don’t make vitamin B12. We get it from animal-based food or supplements.
  • Vitamin B12 plays a big role in the health of our nervous system, the creation of our red blood cells, and DNA and fatty acid synthesis. 
  • Vitamin B12 is important for proper brain and spinal cord function. 
  • Vitamin B12 is vital in the metabolism of every cell and the body, and crucial to energy production. 

In other words, vitamin B12 is a major player in the health of the entire body, and a vitamin B12 deficiency is serious business indeed. Low levels of vitamin B12 can lead to: 

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Poor memory
  • Tingling sensation in the extremities
  • Mania and psychosis (at extreme levels of deficiency)
  • Permanent damage to the brain and nervous system (from long-term deficiency)

Common causes of vitamin B12 deficiency include poor absorption (due to age, pernicious anemia, atrophic gastritis, Crohn’s Disease, long-term use of acid-reducing drugs, etc.) and vegetarian/vegan diets that limit the consumption of meat, dairy, and seafood. 

Are Vitamin B12 Injections Right For You?

If you suffer from fatigue, depression, and a lack of motivation to get out and live the active lifestyle you dream of, then, yes, a vitamin B12 injection might be exactly what you need.  

For those with absorption issues, the B12 injection is a great fix because it bypasses the digestive system, which is likely where your absorption issues originate. Those with limited B12 in your diet will notice a natural surge of energy and an increase in stamina as your body finally gets the nutrients it needs to efficiently accomplish everything you do in a the day. 

Even if your levels aren’t dangerously low, you’ll still notice an immediate boost of energy that leaves you feeling healthy and strong. 

And there’s no need to worry about getting too much vitamin B12 because it’s water-soluble, so your body will eliminate what it doesn’t need. 

Common benefits for those who get regular vitamin B12 injections include:

  • Increased energy
  • Better mood
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced allergies
  • Less frequent or severe headaches
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
  • More concentration and focus
  • Increased metabolism

Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? 

Struggling to lose weight? Vitamin B12 injections might be the solution!

At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we have seen patients whose lifelong struggle with weight loss suddenly turned the corner after they began receiving regular vitamin B12 injections. This is not because the injections magically melted the fat away but because the nutrients provided the energy they needed to make the lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss.  

If you’re struggling to lose weight, we can help! We’ll sit down with you and customize a plan that may include vitamin B12 injections and other tools and support to help you reach your weight loss goals. 

Give us a call or drop by our office in Bankers Hill today.