- Why have vitamin B12 injections?
- Benefits of B12
- Are vitamin B12 injections safe?
- What happens during my appointment?
- How often should I have B12?
Why have vitamin B12 injections?
Vitamin B12 is vital for the adequate functioning of our digestive system and defends us against harmful bacteria and viruses. Vitamin B12 affects the way in which our bodies use valuable energy. Stress, fatigue and ‘brain fog’ as well as reduced physical stamina are common side effects of Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is found only in animal foods such as red meat, liver, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy products hence the increasing popularity of veganism has made B12 shots more popular than ever.
Those of us who eat animal products believe we are getting enough B12 from our food however this depends on the absorption of B12 from the digestive tract.
Benefits of B12
- Fights fatigue
- Aids insomnia and mental well being
- Intensifies focus
- Can aid weight loss
- Maintain healthy nails, skin and hair
Are vitamin B12 injections safe?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, so it is passed through the urine. Excess amounts have not been shown to cause any harm. The most common side effect after the injection is irritation at the site of the injection which could last up to 5-10 minutes.
What happens during my appointment?
The vitamin B12 is injected into the muscle in your buttock or upper arm. It is quick and painless.
How often should I have B12?
Most people choose to have injections weekly for the first six weeks and every 3-4 weeks thereafter.