B-12 Therapy Specialist

Reno Men’s Health

Mark Hahn, MD

Men’s Health Clinic & Low Testosterone Specialist located in Reno, NV

Anyone can suffer from B-12 deficiency. For men, a lack of B-12 can have the same side effects as low testosterone. Dr. Mark Hahn does comprehensive testing and bloodwork to determine if you have a low T-score or if all you need is a B-12 booster to get back on track. This is why Reno Men’s Health in Reno, Nevada, offers B-12 boosters as part of its overall dedication to men’s health and wellness. If you live in the Reno area, call or book your appointment with Dr. Hahn for a B-12 supplement.

B-12 Therapy Q & A

What is B-12?

B-12 is a vitamin that’s essential for your body’s vital functions, including cognition and the production of new red blood cells and DNA creation. As if its hand in creating DNA isn’t enough, the B-12 vitamin is particularly important in the creation of myelin, the molecule that insulates your nerve fibers and speeds the neuron firings in your brain.

As you age, your mental clarity can sometimes feel foggy or slow. You may attribute this to fatigue -- another symptom of low B-12 -- but it can actually be a slowdown caused by low B-12 reserves in the brain. Normally, B-12 comes from the food you eat, but as you get older and your metabolism changes, your body’s demand for B-12 can change with it.

B-12 supplement shots are also popular amongst vegetarians and vegans, as most B-12 occurs in meats.  

What are the effects of low B-12?

Low B-12 can mimic the symptoms you’d suffer from low testosterone levels. Oftentimes, men assume they have a low T-score when in all truth, they aren’t getting enough B-12, and they have no idea how simple the fix actually is. The symptoms of low B-12 can include the following:

  • Confusion
  • Exhaustion
  • Memory loss
  • Balance issues
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Digestive issues
  • Tingling sensations

Once Dr. Hahn determines your symptoms are the result of low B-12 and not low T, the process to correct the problem is quick and easy. The entire process typically takes around 30 minutes, and the benefits can be felt within moments.  

What are the benefits of a B-12 booster?

A B-12 booster shot is a great way to catch up to low levels of B-12 in your body. Because the vitamin is injected in a higher concentration and because it’s delivered into your system in a matter of moments, you can see and feel the changes right away. Pepped-up energy and improved cognitive function happen in hours, rather than the days it would take to restore your B-12 by eating enough to revitalize your reserves.    

If you’re feeling sluggish, foggy, and a little off, call or book an appointment for a blood work consultation with Dr. Hahn at Reno Men’s Health to see if a B-12 booster can help you turn things around.