B-12 Injections vs Pills

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Vitamin B-12 pills and shots are both effective forms of supplementation used to fortify levels of B-12, which aids in numerous essential bodily functions. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can be highly detrimental to your health, so supplementation is an important route to take if you start to run low on B-12. Knowing which is better for you, vitamin B-12 injections or pills, depends on many factors, including individual makeup and circumstances. Keep reading to see which would work better for your body, B-12 injections or pills, which are both available at the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana!

There are different forms of B-12 – the most common and the cheapest being Cyanocobalamin, which is most commonly found in supplements. The best form of B-12 if Methylcobalamin, which is what is found in our injections. 

B-12 Injections

Vitamin B-12 injections are generally prescribed when B-12 deficiency has become so severe that a quick restoration is necessary. B-12 injections can help improve:

  • Metabolism
  • Energy Levels
  • Sleep
  • Heart Health
  • Detox Speed

B-12 Pills

Pills are the most common form of B-12 treatment because you can take them without needing to arrange a trip to a medical office or facility, which is necessary for B-12 shots. B-12 supplements can fortify vitamin B-12 intake when diet is not sufficient. B-12 pills are not to be confused with multivitamins. While multivitamins are a helpful supplementary source of B-12, B-12 pills are used to treat a deficiency as opposed to being preventive.

Aspen Clinic’s B-Complete formula is abundant in selenium, iron, zinc, and yeast glucan which are all known to fortify the immune system; combined with the nutritional value of protein from essential amino acids, B vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, B-Complete is a natural source of daily energy.

What’s Better?

Both vitamin B-12 pills and injections are effective ways to boost and consolidate the amount of B-12 in the body. Neither is more effective than the other, and both demonstrate similar results when tested.

The only difference appears to be how rapidly restoration of B-12 levels takes place — so when it comes to which is better, it all depends on the severity and context of the deficiency and the patient’s circumstances.

Visit the Aspen Clinic’s store to purchase our B-Complete supplement, or schedule an appointment with the Aspen Clinic today for a B-12 injection! 

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Looking for more support or supplement recommendations? Join us at the Aspen Clinic! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!