A Better B-12 – What’s in Your Shot

People love getting B-12 shots because they notice a difference in how they feel – increased energy, decreased anxiety, better sleep, etc. If you experience these benefits, does it really matter what kind of B-12 shot you are getting? The answer is yes!

The Types of B-12

Did you know that there are 3 forms of Vitamin B-12? Cobalamin, or B-12, comes as cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, and methylcobalamin. Many places that offer B-12 shots only offer a low potency cyanocobalamin shot, the most common commercially available form of B-12. It is the least expensive form, which is why it is most commonly used. However, both cyanocobalamin and hydroxylcobalamin are “in-active” forms of B-12. Methylcobalamin is the active form of B-12 and therefore it is better absorbed and retained in higher amounts within your tissues. We use only methylcobalamin and patients report noticing more energy and a better response to methylcobalamin than the other forms of vitamin B-12. This is just one reason we have the best B-12 in Phoenix!

It’s B-12 and its Complex

Another reason our B-12 shots are the best is that we use a super-concentrated form of methylcobalamin. All three forms of B-12 come in different concentrations. In a 1cc injection of B-12, most places use 1mg of cyanocobalamin, whereas we use 10mg of methylcobalamin. This high potency B-12 shot gives a bigger boost that lasts longer. In addition our Basic B-12 shot includes B-complex, so you are getting a full spectrum of B vitamins in addition to the super-potent B-12. When you compare a shot that has 1mg cyanocobalamin to 10 mg of active methylcobalamin shot, plus B Complex there is no doubt why patients are noticing a difference with our B-12 shots.

No matter what form of B-12 you are getting in your shot, the best way to absorb it is directly into your blood stream. B-12 injections are much better than oral tablets as the tablets rely on your body to break down and process the b vitamins before they are absorbed into your body. Oral B-vitamins are inefficient, which is evident in the fact that many people who regularly supplement with B vitamins still notice the benefits of B-12 shots.

Our high-potency B-12 shots are the best, but you can make them better! We have a selection of nutrients that we can add to our B-12 shots to customize them to your needs such as MIC (methionine, inositol, choline), a lipotropic nutrient combination that promotes your liver in processing fats, and Glutathione, a potent detoxifier.

No matter what your nutrient needs, we can help you customize your shot to your goals. For more information, call 480-659-1390 or click here to schedule your appointment today!