What are Vitamin B12 Injections?
Vitamin B12 is an essential, water-soluble nutrient for vitality and wellbeing. It aids your digestion, helps you to regulate mood, and assists in maintaining a healthy immune system. If you have low Vitamin B12 levels, you may find you have symptoms such as:
loss of appetite
When suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency, injections are the most effective solution for delivering the nutrient to your body. The full dose is delivered straight into your system, enabling you to feel happier, vibrant and more energised. As with all vitamins, Vitamin B12 is a vital component to any healthy and active lifestyle.
How do Vitamin B12 Injections work?
According to the UK government, our bodies require 1.5 micrograms (mcg) a day of Vitamin B12, although other governments advise that we actually need more.
Vitamin B12 is predominately only acquired naturally from animal-based produce such as meat, dairy, eggs, as well as fish, especially trout, salmon and cod. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are therefore quite common among vegetarians and vegans. However, many people who are deficient are simply this way because their bodies are unable to absorb Vitamin B12 efficiently.
Supplementary tablets can be taken to account for a lack of Vitamin B12 in the diet. However, injections are a more effective method because the Vitamin B12 is delivered straight into your system without being digested first, allowing for maximum results. Any Vitamin B12 that is not required by the body is excreted in the urine.
How long do Vitamin B12 Injections take to work?
Most people have a sense of improved general wellbeing almost immediately after their first Vitamin B12 injection. Nearly all patients report a larger rise in energy levels after their second or third shot. Patients generally have a Vitamin B12 injection every week for the duration of their recommended course.
How many Vitamin B12 treatments are needed?
Our medical suggestion is to have one Vitamin B12 injection at weekly intervals, up to five shots (so five shots over five weeks). And then repeat the same cycle every six to 12 months.