B12 Vitamin Therapy

What is B12

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin.

       Most people get vitamin B-12 through their food.

       The vitamin is naturally present in certain animal protein-based foods, such as:

       Shellfish

       meat and poultry

       eggs

       milk and other dairy products

       Vegetarian sources of B-12 include: 

       certain plant milks that are fortified with B-12

       nutritional yeast (seasoning)

       fortified cereals

 

                                                                     Benefits of Vitamin B12 shots and injection

 

     Increased energy levels (more consistent and sustained energy throughout the day  with fewer crashes during the day

      Improved sleep at night

      Improved hair growth or decreased hair loss (hair loss is multifactorial but almost always iron and B12 levels play

a large role )

        Improved immune system

       Improved weight loss (not a direct benefit -but having more energy allows for more exercise)

Improved mood, decreased depressive symptoms and more emotional stability

        Improved concentration and decreased brain fog

    More consistent cortisol levels

      Who should consider taking B12?

      Hypothyroidism: Thyroid hormone is involved in stomach acid production which is involved in B12 absorption. 

      Depression or other mood disorders

      Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia or Chronic fatigue syndrome

      History of Documented vitamin B deficiency

      Gastrointestinal issues including yeast overgrowth, reflux, Gastritis, IBS or IBD                                   

      Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage

      Chronic constipation

      Acid reflux/use of Antacids

      Irritable bowel syndrome 

      Diarrhoea or loose stools       

      Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

      Small intestinal fungal overgrowth

      Inflammatory bowel disease

      History of using acid blockers like proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers

      Poor Diet and digestion   

Can you get too much B12 ?

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble Vitamin. 

That means it can safely be eliminated in your bloodstream and filtered through your kidneys ( the kidneys must be functioning normally). 

High toxicity and hypervitaminosis comes from high doses of fat-soluble vitamins because these vitamins can be deposited into fat cells and stay in the body longer.

Any excess vitamin B12 is simply urinated out of your body.

It's almost impossible to become toxic on vitamin B12 unless you have kidney issues. ​

Are B12 injections safe?

Yes, vitamin B12 shots are safe to use.

The biggest risk comes from the injection. (such as bleeding and infection)

​B12 shots are generally safe as long a precautions are taken to the injections.

How long do I need to be on B12?

This depends on your personal situation, how low your vitamin B12 levels are, what kind of medical conditions you have and how much improvement you get from the B12. Generally an initial treatment is given with a dose every 12 weeks (although some will need more). Vitamin B12 is a nutritional supplement and not a medicine.

Most patients who experience significant relief will notice it almost immediately.

Many patients experience significant improvement in symptoms within days of the first shot.

How you react largely depends on your specific health.

How do I get B12 treatments ?

You will need to book a consultation for a health screening.

Consultation £35.00 which includes 1st B12 injection.

Follow up injections £25.00.

Loading dose of 2 per week for 2 weeks £90.00 (recommended initial treatment).