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Vitamin shots are a great way to give yourself a much-needed metabolism and energy boost when you are feeling fatigued and rundown. It a practice that is popular with busy celebrities and entertainers who often cannot afford to miss an appearance because they feel tired.

It is a quick procedure that can give you healthier looking skin, improve your metabolism (making it easier to lose weight) and boost your energy levels.

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How vitamin shots improve your health

Most people are aware of the important role vitamins play when it comes to their health. The problem has always been finding ways to ensure they are getting all the essential nutrients they need in the foods and drinks they consume. Thanks to vitamin shots, people who do not always have the opportunity to eat well-balanced meals can safeguard their health and prevent vitamin deficiencies.

Being vitamin deficient is an issue that is more prevalent than some people realize. Studies have shown that most people in the U.S. are deficient in at least one nutrient. The most common deficiencies people have are potassium, calcium, fiber, iron and vitamins A, B-12, C, E and D.

Prior to the popularization of vitamin shots, most people took oral vitamins to make up for any deficiencies. While oral vitamins remain a great way to supplement a person's diet, the body does a better job of absorbing liquids that are injected into the bloodstream than it does absorbing vitamins from the stomach.

By bypassing the stomach, a patient's immune system gets a much better boost when vitamins are injected directly to the bloodstream. The patient also gets an energy boost and increased metabolism, making it easier for them to reach other health goals, like weight loss.

The B-12 shot

The most common type of vitamin shot is the B-12 injection. It is a vitamin most people are familiar with since doctors tend to prescribe it for illnesses like a cold or flu. The common forms of this injection are:

  • Methylcobalamin
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Hydroxocobalamin
  • Adenosylcobalamin
  • The shots are normally injected into the upper arm, and the effects can be immediately felt. The effects of a vitamin shot can last as long as three weeks. The benefits of the shot include:

  • It helps keep the heart and blood vessels healthy: When combined with folate and vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 has been shown to help control levels of homocysteine in a person's blood; elevated levels of homocysteine have been shown to increase a person's risk of heart disease
  • There are some indicators that link Vitamin B-12 deficiencies to disorders like dementia and low cognition
  • Patients get an energy boost
  • The person's immune system is strengthened, making them less likely to succumb to colds and other similar illnesses
  • The patient's skin looks healthier

  • Give your immune system a much-needed boost

    If you are worried about not always getting all the nutrients you need, a vitamin shot is a great way to rectify that problem. At Mirror Mirror Med Spa, we can help you make up for any vitamin deficiencies and strengthen your immune system. Visit us at our Tucson office today for a consultation.