B12 Shots Specialist

ForeViva Medical Clinique

Joelle Osias, MD

Gynecologist & Aesthetics located in Menlo Park, CA

Vitamins are essential for proper bodily functioning, including the B Complex vitamins, such as B12. Dr. Joelle Osias of ForeViva Medical Clinique knows the importance of sufficient vitamin levels for optimal wellness and provides vitamin B12 and B Complex injections for patients in Menlo Park, California. The B Complex vitamins even keep your nervous system healthy and help you to metabolize food. This is one of ForeViva’s most popular services, and Dr. Osias is happy to help you find out if you are vitamin-deficient. Click on our online booking agent, or call to make your appointment.

B12 Shots Q & A

What is the B Complex?

Most people are aware of the importance of vitamins for your body and your daily functioning. Many health complications are often related to a lack of certain essential nutrients and vitamins.

B Complex is the term for supplementation of all eight of the B vitamins:

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B9 (folate)
  • B12

Though these vitamins are found naturally in many foods, such as B12 found in eggs and wild-caught salmon, many people are deficient and benefit from supplementation to restore levels and help their bodies recover from the deficiency.

Why are B vitamins important for health?

B vitamins play an integral role in health and help your body with a number of functions, including:

  • Forming red blood cells
  • Producing energy
  • Producing DNA
  • Keeping nerve and blood cells healthy

Standard B-12 Injection 

Our standard B-12 injection includes B-complex which helps the body break down the different types of foods we eat. It helps with energy levels and overall feeling better. 

Methylcobalamin (B-12) 

This is the most active form in the human body. It converts homocysteine into methionine, which helps protect the cardiovascular system. Methylcobalamin also offers overall protection to the nervous system. This B-12 form can also cross the blood-brain barrier-without 
assistance – to protect brain cells. It contributes essential methyl groups needed for detoxification and to start the body’s biochemical reactions. Vitamin B-12 is the “energy vitamin” as it often increases the energy level helping to prevent fatigue. It also helps to suppress the appetite in weight loss programs as well as having a mild diuretic effect. It stimulates the utilization of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the body. 

B-Complex 

All B vitamins help the body to convert carbohydrates into glucose, which is “burned” to produce energy. These B vitamins are essential in the breakdown of fats and protein. B-Complex vitamins also play an important role in maintaining the muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and promoting the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth and liver. B-Complex vitamins are a popular choice of athletes. 

MIC Fat-Burner Injection 

This vitamin cocktail included in the B12 + MIC Fat-Burner shots are compounds that enhance liver function and increase the flow of fats and bile from the liver and gallbladder. By definition, MIC shots contain lipotropic substances that decrease the deposit, or speed up the removal of fat within the liver. 
The key amino acids used to make these shots are: Vitamin B12, Choline, Methione and Inositol. We also add Chromium. 

Methione 

This is one of the sulfur-containing amino acids (cysteine & cystine are others) and is important for many bodily functions. It acts as a lipotropic agent to prevent excess fat build up in the liver and body, is helpful in relieving and preventing fatigue and may be useful in some cases of allergy because it reduces histamine release. Patients with a sulfa allergy should not take this injection. 

Inositol 

This is a nutrient belonging to the B-Vitamin complex, is closely associated with choline. It aids in the metabolisms of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite. 

Choline 

This is used to support the health of the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products within the body. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol within the body, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular and hepatic systems. 

Chromium 

This will help your body metabolize food containing fats and amino acids. It also can help promote good health related to normal blood sugar. Your body needs chromium to heal and for normal growth. 

Perfect 10 

This is a combination of all of the vitamins listed in our standard B-12, MIC fat burner with chromium 
and L-Carnitine. Most patients who really need an energy boost love the Perfect 10. 

L-Carnitine 

This helps the body convert fatty acids into energy that is necessary for muscular and all other activities throughout the body. It can increase your endurance during exercise and improve your body’s ability to use more of your fats-stores for energy. 

What is our Super 8 service? 

THIAMINE: A vitamin C 12 H 17 N 4 OSCl of the vitamin B complex that is essential to normal  metabolism and nerve function and is widespread in plants and animals —called also vitamin B 1 

RIBOFLAVIN: A yellow crystalline compound C 17 H 20 N 4 O 6  of the vitamin B complex that 
occurs both free (as in milk) and combined (as in liver) as a component of coenzymes (as FMN) which are essential to normal metabolism —called also vitamin B 2 

NIACINAMIDE: A compound C 6 H 6 N 2 O of the vitamin B complex found especially as a constituent of coenzymes and used similarly to niacin —called also nicotinamide 

Pyridoxine B 6: A crystalline phenolic alcohol C 8 H 11 NO 3  of the vitamin B 6  group found especially in cereals and convertible in the organism into pyridoxal and  pyridoxamine 

HYDROXOCOBALAMIN B 12: A member C 62 H 89 CoN 13 O 15 P of the vitamin B 12  group used in treating and preventing vitamin B 12  deficiency 

INOSITOL 30MG: Any of several crystalline stereoisomeric cyclic alcohols C 6 H 12 O 6 ; especially :   MYOINOSITOL 

CHOLINE 30MG: A basic compound C 5 H 15 NO 2  that is found in various foods (as egg yolks and legumes) or is synthesized in the liver and that is a component of lecithin, is a precursor of acetylcholine, and is essential to liver function 

L-CARNITINE 200MG: Helps the body convert fatty acids into energy that is necessary for muscular and all other activities throughout the body. It can increase your endurance during exercise and improve your body’s ability to use more of your fat-stores for energy. 

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What other IV Therapies for ForeViva offer? 

ForeViva is now offering the following IV Therapies, these can be added on your next B12 shot appointment! 

  • Mini Myers: energy boost/anti-fatigue with vitamin C, B-vitamins, and minerals 
  • Vida Myers IV infusion - Increased energy boost with super antioxidant support and liver detoxification 
  • Super-Immune - Boost your immune system with extra vitamin C and antioxidants, flu season is around the corner! 
  • NAD - Boost brain wellness and energy support

What are the benefits of vitamin B12 and B Complex injections?

Vitamin B12 and B Complex intramuscular injections are an efficient, safe, and convenient way to restore your B vitamin levels with the help of a trained medical professional like Dr. Osias who can monitor your progress and levels over time. It takes time for vitamin levels to fully restore, so it’s helpful to find a provider like Dr. Osias to obtain a customized treatment plan.

Dr. Osias also educates you about B vitamins and offers genetic and food allergy testing to determine if other factors are contributing to any of your symptoms, such as a gluten intolerance that’s contributing to your stomach pain and fatigue or a B12 deficiency that’s causing you to feel lethargic.

When properly administered by Dr. Osias in-office, B12 and B Complex injections are effective in:

  • Boosting your metabolism and immune system
  • Increasing fat burning
  • Improving skin texture and tone
  • Improving mental cognition
  • Improving nervous system health
  • Enhancing detoxification pathways
  • Regulating mood
  • Reducing stress
  • Supporting adrenal functions

The benefits of optimal vitamin levels are countless, and a surprising and increasing number of Americans are vitamin-deficient. The treatment is quick, safe, and there’s no downtime.

Discover the benefits of B vitamins, and call or click to book here on the web.