B-12 Injections Specialist

Westwood Laser

Elias Paikal, MD

Medical Spa located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Despite maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, your body doesn’t always get all the nutrients it needs. If you find yourself feeling tired and weak, even after multiple cups of coffee, it might be a signal that you aren’t getting key vitamins and minerals. At Westwood Laser in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Elias Paikal, MD, and his team offer vitamin B12 injections that can help boost your immune system and energy levels. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for a booster shot.

B-12 Injections Q & A

What is vitamin B12 and why is it so important?

Vitamin B12 is a kind of B vitamin found in a variety of foods such as fish, meat, and dairy products. While most people get enough B12 from their diet, certain health conditions can prevent your body from absorbing this vitamin properly.

This is important because B12 plays a very important role in over 100 essential body functions, including helping your body produce energy and in the formation of new red blood cells.

What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Low levels of vitamin B12 can lead to B12 deficiency, which is a condition where the levels in your blood are too low. The issues caused by low levels of vitamin B12 are slow to develop and intensify over time. Symptoms can include:

  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
  • Difficulty walking
  • Issues with memory
  • Anemia (lack of red blood cells)
  • Weakness and tiredness
  • Heart palpitations

If left untreated, vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious problems, so schedule a visit with Dr. Paikal and his team to see about having your B12 levels checked.

What are the advantages of injections over supplements?

Injecting vitamin B12 straight into your vein is the only delivery method that ensures 100% of the vitamin goes directly into your bloodstream. This means that you’ll feel its effects almost immediately after the injection.

While you can use oral supplements, you need to wait at least two to three days for the benefits to take effect as the supplement first works its way through your digestive system and is then absorbed into your blood.

A B12 booster injection takes only seconds to administer and you can expect an almost instant increase in energy. In the following days, you should also notice an improved mood, lower levels of fatigue, and a general feeling of wellness.

When should I get a vitamin B12 injection?

At Westwood Laser, Dr. Paikal and his team use B12 injections as a tool to help men and women achieve higher energy levels, elevate their moods, and have healthier brain function.

If you feel it’s impossible to get through your to-do list or schoolwork, or you simply need an extra boost to help get through your day, the team can help with a regimen of vitamin shots that are an effective way to increase your energy and strengthen your immune system.

To find out if vitamin B12 injections can help you, call Westwood Laser or schedule a consultation online today.