What is vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 plays a huge role in some of your body’s most important processes, including nerve function and cellular metabolism. Without it, your body could not form new red blood cells or DNA.
Because the body cannot produce vitamin B12 by itself, it must absorb it from food—specifically animal products such as meat, fish, milk, eggs, and cheese. Some other foods such as cereals and bread products may also be fortified with vitamin B12.
What is vitamin B12 deficiency?
Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when the body does not have enough vitamin B12 to function correctly. There are many reasons this might happen: if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet and do not take a vitamin B12 supplement, you might eventually become deficient. You may also become B12 deficient if you are having trouble absorbing the nutrient. A condition known as pernicious anaemia can cause this, as can certain diseases of the digestive tract. Additionally, some medications may interfere with your body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 from the food you eat.
Because your liver can store several years’ worth of vitamin B12, you may not realize you have a problem absorbing vitamin B12 until your stores run out and symptoms present. The National Institutes of Health reports that between 1.5% and 15% of the public has a deficiency.
However, since many of these symptoms can be attributed to other conditions, it’s important to see a physician who can test your B vitamin levels and properly diagnose the deficiency.
Should I get vitamin B12 injections?
If tests show you are vitamin B12 deficient, your physician will likely recommend a course of injections to help boost your levels. This is especially true if your deficiency is caused by an inability to absorb the vitamin from food—since the vitamin is injected straight into your bloodstream, it’s easier for your body to start using it right away.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B12?
Vitamin B12 enhances the metabolic function of the cells helping to boost energy release and support overall wellbeing.
There are multiple benefits of B12 on physical & mental health as well as emotional wellbeing:
BOOSTS ENERGY reducing tiredness & fatigue
BOOSTS IMMUNITY to support optimum physical health
BOOSTS METABOLISM helping to support fat burning & weight loss
BOOSTS MENTAL WELLBEING reducing stress & emotional instability
The frequency of B12 therapy depends on the patient & individual health concerns. For optimum results, our B12 shots are recommended to be given initially 3 times per week for 1st 2 weeks. following this, it isrecommend a maintenance B12 Shot every 3-4 weeks to maintain B12 levels & support optimal wellness.
Initial 2 weeks = 6 shots £85.00
Monthly maintenance £25.00