B12 Vitamin Shot
Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin found naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, fish and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse—and it helps make you feel like a powerhouse, too. This vitamin is essential for several body processes that are necessary for daily life. That includes one of the most important: the immune system. You need a healthy immune system to fight off diseases and maintain a vibrant state of wellness. However, you may need to support your vitamin B12 intake, and that’s when a B12 shot can help you.
Here are some of the main roles vitamin B12 plays in health maintenance:
- Assists with central nervous system function
- Helps form red blood cells
- Encourages DNA production
- Maintains sharp cognitive function and elevated mood
- Heightens energy levels by assisting in metabolic function that converts food into energy
- Guards against anemia
- Converts the homocysteine protein, which may help with cardiovascular and neurological health
You may be susceptible to a range of symptoms if you’re vitamin B12 deficient. These may include:
- Impaired brain function
- Feeling weak or faint
- Numbness or a prickly feeling in your extremities
- Mood changes
- Anxiety and Depression
- Heart palpitations
- Lower visual acuity
A vitamin B12 deficiency can also lead to pernicious anemia. This is when the body can’t make red blood cells due to an inadequate supply of B12.
Shots and drip IVs are innovative delivery methods for vitamin B12 that provide positive results. That’s because B12 shots and IVs deliver B12 straight to the bloodstream and bypass the digestive tract entirely. This allows for maximum absorption and fast-acting relief for any symptoms you may be feeling.
Vegans and vegetarians who don’t eat animal products may include a B12 supplement in their diet. However, they need to make sure the supplement provides acceptable amounts of vitamin B12 made from high-quality ingredients. Alternatively, many people find vitamin B12 shots and IV infusions incredibly effective.
We highly recommend that if you have a B12 deficiency to have a injectable once every week for 3 weeks. Then every month for three months and then one single jab every three months.
|Single B12 Shot||£35.00|
|Three B12 Shots||£100.00|
|Six B12 Shots||£180.00|
|Fourteen B12 Shots (1 YEAR COURSE)||£350.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I overdose with B12 injections?
No, your body will only store what it needs and the excess is be excreted out of the body naturally.
Is the injection painful?
It can be a little unpleasant, but it is over within less than a minute.
What do I do if after the consultation/ medical, if you are unsure that your symptoms are serious, should you still administer the B12 injection?
No you would give them the advice to go see their GP as we cannot replace the role of a doctor as they may need some investigations.
Do I need to have a blood test prior to prove about to prove B12 deficiency?
No not at all, as you cannot overdose them there is no reason that they should.
When will my client feel the effects of the B12 injection?
It can take up to a week, but normally they feel the benefits after a couple of days.
Do I need to get the B12 on prescription?
Although B12 is not solely a Prescription Only Medicine (POM). It can be given via the NHS or privately.
What is a single dose of B12 injection?
The ampules you require are 1ml/mg.
Does B12 injections work for everyone?
If your client does not feel the effects after 2 – 3 injections, then it is more than likely that they are not B12 deficient.
How often can i have a B12 injection?
GPs will normally give their patients B12 injections every 12 weeks, but normally the effects will wear off before this time. As a result the patient is left feeling sluggish and run down. There is no reason to have them more regularly if your client requires it, as normally the average time between a client needing another is after 6 weeks but some people even less, after 4 weeks.
Can I have loading doses?
Yes you can, a client can come to you for an injection every week, until they start to feel the benefits. Although after 4 to 6 injections if they do not feel any benefits then there is a possibility that the B12 is more than likely not going to be effective.
Can I have a double dose in one injection?
No as the body needs to absorb the single dose of B12 first.
Is there any side effects from B12?
Normally no, apart from an achy muscle at the injection site, which normally does not last for more than an hour or so. If any other adverse side effects are experienced; such as dizziness, sickness or diarrhoea, then it is more than likely that B12 is unsuitable for your client, although this is extremely rare. If the symptoms persist, sign post them to their GP.
I’m pregnant can I have a B12 injection?
Although it is completely safe for pregnant woman to have a B12 injections, we do need written consent by a General Practitioner GP.
What is the cost of a B12 injection?
The cost is £35 for a single shot. Or bought in a bundle of 14 shots then works out to be £25 each shot.
How long do B12 injections last?
The effects of our shots vary between individuals. Most people feel the effects for about one week.
Can B12 shots help you lose weight?
Some weight-loss clinics offer vitamin B12 injections as part of their weight-loss program. Proponents of vitamin B12 injections say the shots give you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds. Predominantly this is a wellbeing treatment.