Vitamin B12 injections are an extremely effective method of treating Vitamin B12 deficiencies and many people receive regular injections both through the NHS or privately. Over recent years Vitamin B12 injections have also become increasingly popular amongst healthy individuals as more and more people are becoming aware of the many benefits.
So, what is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as cobalamin. It plays a vital role in brain function, the production of DNA and, also, the production of red blood cells and nerve cells. A person with low levels of Vitamin B12 may feel tired, weak and they are often anaemic.
A healthy individual should be able to obtain all of their Vitamin B12 needs from eating a balanced and nutrient rich diet.
Vitamin B12 is present in many foods such as:
- Dairy Produce
- Nutritional Yeast
- Some fortified foods
Many people are Vitamin B12 deficient!
Vitamin B12 deficiency is extremely common. Often people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet are deficient because it is only found naturally in animal produce. However, many people who regularly eat animal produce are also deficient. Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin B12 absorption is dependent on a protein called intrinsic factor. This protein is produced in the stomach. It binds to B12 allowing it to be absorbed into the blood. People who don’t produce enough intrinsic factor can, therefore, become Vitamin B12 deficient. Often people with chronic diseases that affect the gut (such as Celiac disease or Crohn’s disease) become deficient too. Deficiency is also high in those who have had intestinal surgery including weight loss surgeries such as gastric sleeves/bands.
Vitamin B12 injections are extremely effective.
Vitamin B12 injections are the most effective way to treat/prevent a B12 deficiency. Injections are usually given in the form of Hydroxocobalamin, a synthetic version of B12. Injections are prescribed and administered intramuscularly (usually into the muscle at the top of your arm).
Another option to consider is Cyanocobalamin as an oral supplement. This can be taken as a liquid, tablet or capsule. Certain foods, such as cereals for example, are often fortified with the synthetic form of Vitamin B12 too.
What are the benefits of Vitamin B12 injections?
- Increased energy levels
- Improved brain health
- Metabolism boosting effect
- Mood enhancing effect
- Prevent or reverse anaemia
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Improve quality/healthiness of hair, nails and skin
- Reduce the risk of macular degeneration
How do I know if I am Vitamin B12 deficient?
If you believe that you could be B12 deficient then a simple blood test can identify this for you. Visit your GP to discuss this further. Vitamin B12 blood tests are also available privately at clinics such as ourselves, Aeternum Aesthetics in Ashby de la Zouch. If a deficiency is identified, then a course of Vitamin B12 injections will be recommended and prescribed. Following this, regular injections are recommended to maintain your B12 levels.
Many people consider trying B12 injections without blood testing first and this is also an option if you are looking to explore the benefits of B12 injections from a well-being perspective. Often, healthy individuals will try a Vitamin B12 injection to see if they feel any therapeutic benefit. In our experience, many of those healthy individuals do find benefit to the injections and repeat them again in the future.
1 – Vitamin B12 injections to treat a B12 deficiency – Vitamin B12 injections are the most effective way to treat and reverse a B12 deficiency
2 –Vitamin B12 injections to increase your energy levels – B12 injections will increase your energy levels and reduce fatigue
3 – Vitamin B12 injections to enhance your well being – healthy levels of B12 will improve your overall wellbeing by improving brain function, enhancing mood, increasing energy levels
4 – Vitamin B12 injections are a safe and effective treatment when delivered by experienced healthcare professionals.
Contact Aeternum Aesthetics in Ashby de la Zouch today to book a consultation for Vitamin B12 Injections.