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Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
It depends...: Work for what? If someone has B12 deficiency then B12 shots definitely "work" to treat the deficiency and resultant anemia/neurological symptoms. However, many who are not deficient get B12 shots for fatigue and other non-specific symptoms. While many people feel better after B12 shots, there has been little research to show if it actually helps. See http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/585589.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
either B12 deficiency or placebo effect. No other effect.
May 12, 2014

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A 43-year-old male asked:

What are vitamin b shots for?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Often Money&Placebo: Apologize for the negativity, but b vitamin is not 1 but a group of vitamins, b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, B9 & B12 (others turned to be variations of this list). Look up b vitamins on http://en.Wikipedia.Org for overview. Like all vitamins, they are widely available in most foods; why we have not maintained typically just 1 gene needed for a single protein enzyme to make them out of whatever we eat.

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