Love this clinic
Had my first appointment this week for a vitamin shot. Had a great experience right from the beginning. The lady at the front desk is so nice and helpful. The waiting area is very comfortable and they have tea and water complimentary. The naturopath I saw was very helpful and sweet and they direct bill which is also a bonus! Can’t wait to go back and would highly recommend Essence Wellness.
Wonderful! Adrenal & B12 Shots
I got an Adrenal and B12 shot for the first time. It was a very quick process and the staff were friendly and professional. I also definitely noticed an increase in energy the day after the shots. I’ll be coming back!
B12 Injections Reviews
Vitamin B12 intramuscular injections provide 100% delivery and absorption compared to oral or sublingual B12 supplementation. Treat B12 deficiency with B12 Injections.
A Vegetarian or Vegan
A Celiac or sensitive to Gluten
Pregnant/trying to conceive
B12 injections are typically used as a treatment for pernicious anemia where people lack intrinsic factor in the stomach which is needed for the absorption of B12.
Vegetarians (especially vegans) are also given shots of B12 since their diet is low in animal products, the primary source of B12.
People with chronic fatigue or anemia require monthly injections of vitamin B12 usually because the oral form is not dependable.
Vitamin B12 shots are most effective when taken at regular intervals (usually monthly). A regular schedule to receive the injections can be customized to each individual.
The body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 is reduced with increasing age. Older people are often detected to have a more potent vitamin B12 deficiency, even in cases where they do not suffer from pernicious anaemia.
Methylcobalamin is a unique pharmaceutical grade form of vitamin B12 that we use in our injection, which is more readily converted into the biologically active form.
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms including ataxia (shaky movements and unsteady gait), muscle weakness, spasticity, incontinence, hypotension, vision problems, dementia, psychoses, and mood disturbances.
Possible Side Effects and Contraindications
A vitamin B12 shot is safe and generally has little to no side effects, even in higher doses.
Some bruising, redness and swelling at the injection site may occur in rare cases. This should start to get better within forty-eight (48) hours.
In rare cases, B12 can cause diarrhea, peripheral vascular thrombosis, itching, transitory exanthema, urticaria, feelings of swelling of the whole body. Acne may occur temporarily as B12 helps the liver clear toxins and the toxins may be expelled through the skin as acne.
Sensitivity to cobalt and/or cobalamin is a contraindication.
People with chronic liver and/or kidney dysfunction should not take frequent B12 injections.
B12 is contraindicated in Leber’s disease, a hereditary optic nerve atrophic condition where you cannot see.
Initial Nutrient Injections Visit
The Initial Nutrient Injection Visit is 15 minutes in duration ($40), during which your health history and vitals will be taken to determine the course of treatment. If indicated, a B12 injection will be performed after the initial visit assessment with subsequent visits to be determined by the treating Naturopathic Doctor. Other injections such as the Adrenal Injection or Lipotropic Injection may be prescribed at the time depending on the patient's needs and health goals.
Follow-up B12 Visit
All follow-up B12 visits are 5 minutes in duration ($40). The patient's energy level, stress level, and sleep health will be assessed. Future B12 injections will be determined by the treating Naturopathic Doctor.
How are B12 Treatments billed?
B12 Injections are administered by a Naturopathic Doctor and will be listed as a Naturopathic Visit. Please contact one of our knowledgeable front desk staff if you have any questions.
If you’ve checked off any of the above, then B12 injections might help improve your condition! Talk to one of our Naturopathic Doctors today.
Initial Nutrient Injection Visit
(15 mins) $40.00
*visit only, cost of injection extra
B12 Follow-up Injection (5 mins) $40.00
Adrenal Follow-up Injection (5 mins) $45.00
Lipotropic 1mL Follow-up (5 mins) $50.00
Lipotropic 2mL Follow-up (5 mins) $90.00