B Vitamin injections are intramuscular or subcutaneous injection of B vitamins for the treatment of a variety of health concerns. These injections can be single or combined doses of B12, B6, Folic Acid and B-Complex.
B complex vitamins are an effective way to increase B vitamin levels rapidly. They can be valuable when we want to achieve a therapeutic effect that requires getting higher amounts of the vitamin into the circulation than what is achievable through oral supplementation. Injections are often useful when a digestive concern, like Crohn’s disease or Celiac disease, prevents adequate absorption from dietary or supplemental sources.
Our Naturopathic Physicians routinely give B vitamin shots to our clients as needed. They are extremely safe and cause only temporary local, and typically mild, discomfort.
Common indications for these injections are as follows, please note this is not an exhaustive list.
Beneficial effects of B vitamin supplementation are exemplified in recent research: