Vitamin B12 Injections
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.
Food sources of vitamin B-12 include poultry, meat, fish and dairy products. Vitamin B-12 is also added to some foods and is available as an oral supplement.
If you follow a selective, vegetarian or vegan diet, you might be prone to deficiency because plant foods don't contain vitamin B-12. Older adults and people with digestive tract conditions that affect absorption of nutrients also are susceptible to vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Left untreated, a vitamin B-12 deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue, muscle weakness, intestinal problems, nerve damage and mood disturbances.
Why do I need B12 Jabs ?
Vitamin B12 helps in the healthy regulation of the nervous system which reduces symptoms of depression, stress & anxiety. It’s also helps to improve a persons general mood and symptoms associated with confusion and poor concentration levels.
Vitamin B12 helps the body convert carbohydrates into glucose which significantly increases energy levels and reduces fatigue & lethargy in the body.
Vitamin B12 helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and helps to control appetite, aid weight loss and regulate intestinal disturbances.
Vitamin B12 also helps prevent heart disease by curbing & improving cholesterol levels which in turn also helps prevent heart attacks, strokes & high blood pressure. B12 can help to protect the body from certain cancers such as Breast, Colon, Bowel, Prostate.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in certain dietary groups such as Vegans, Vegetarians, medical diets etc... but not exclusive. Anyone can have a B12 deficiency even if you have a healthy varied diet as many of us suffer with B12 malabsorption and don’t realise it.
B12 deficiency affects an astonishing 1 in 10 of us in the UK and is especially prevalent in those aged 65 & over. Vitamin B12 jabs are suitable for the majority of us and do not require a blood test before treatment. Even if you are not deficient the B12 Jab will give you a fantastic boost in general.
Vitamin B12 jabs are usually given every 4/6 weeks to maintain good levels in the body. Or just have a shot whenever you need a boost