Yesterday I tried something new and got my first B12 shot. I’ve heard about these on the radio and my mom suggested I might benefit from one, so I took the chance!
Why I Decided On A B12 Shot
The last few days I’ve had majorly low energy and felt like I’m in a mild depression state. I’m not quite sure why because I’ve focused on getting enough sleep and most things in life are going very well. Bank accounts are full, my house is comfy, and love is abundant.
Why was I feel so low? Why did I have no energy? Why did I want to sleep an extra 6 hours per day?
In the past I’ve been tested as anemic. Anemia is a huge cause of low energy because basically your body isn’t able to do the job due to lack of red blood cells. You feel weak, tired, and have memory problems. How I’ve been feeling felt similar to that previous experience.
Anemia can be cause by B12 deficiency so I decided an easy test would be to get a B12 shot. It was recommended by a couple people since they take B12 shots for energy and find it does wonders for them.
I didn’t know if that would help me but it sounds like something I’d like to try. I’m a huge fan of vitamins and supplements after all!
Vitamin B12 Shot 101
The Vitamin B12 shot is used to treat and prevent Vitamin B12 deficiency. The shot delivers a high dose of B12 in your body.
I took my shot at The Shot Nurse where they offer twice monthly Vitamin B12 shots. One their website they list recipients reporting:
- Improved energy and stamina
- Improved sleep quality and duration
- Less frequent headaches and allergy attacks
Yes, please sign me up! I struggle with everything on that list so their website sold me on the idea. If I could improve even one of these things with B12 shots then it would be worth it.
The B12 shot is used to treat deficiency but its also used to boost energy levels and treat depression and drive cognitive function. There are other studies going on as well for other therapies using B12.
Getting The B12 Shot
Getting the shot itself was super easy. I went in, gave them my info, paid for my shot, and they administered it a few feet away from the front desk. The shot was given into my upper arm for easy absorption into the bloodstream. I’m not a huge fan of shots but it was quick and relatively painless.
So far I haven’t experiences any adverse side effects. Some side effects they said to look out for included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and flushing. Also there are chances for soreness and swelling at the shot injection site. Other serious side effects may occur, as they always say. So far I haven’t seen any side effects at all.
I also haven’t seen any benefits. The rest of the day after the shot I still felt super tired and lacking in energy. The next day I’ve seen an improvement but wonder if it;s due to long sleep and lots of sunshine today.
The results of the B12 shot remain to be seen but I’m excited to be testing this out. Anything that can improve my well being overall is welcome and I love sharing my findings with blog readers. I’ll let you know if I see major improvements in coming days and weeks!
Have you taken a B12 shot before? What was your experience?