Vitamin D

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in many foods.

It contains the mineral Cobalt. Compounds with Vitamin B12 activity are collectively called “Cobalamins”.

Vitamin B12 is important for: Cell growth, brain function, red blood cell formation in addition to DNA synthesis, nerve cell health and energy production. It is a micronutrient of which many people have a deficiency in. The main causes of Vitamin B12 deficiency include:

  • Inability to absorb B12 – (Malabsorption)
  • A diet deficient in B12 – Commonly those following a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Autoimmune disorders – (Pernicious anaemia)
  • Genetic defects
  • Medications which hinder the body’s ability to use B12

What happens if I don’t get enough B12?

Symptoms may include:

  • Lack of energy, Feeling tired, lethargic and fatigued
  • Soreness of the mouth or tongue including mouth ulcers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anaemia
  • Nerve problems, tingling in hands and feet
  • Poor memory

What are the possible benefits of B12 injections?

Due to our demanding lifestyles and environment, we may need extra support in creating harmony within the body. Vitamin B12 Injections could offer:

  • Improved energy and stamina
  • Improved sleep quality and duration
  • Higher metabolism
  • Improved mental clarity and cognitive focus
  • Balanced immune system
  • Less fatigue
  • Help in the prevention of Anaemia

How often can I have Vitamin B12 Injections?

Vitamin B12 injections are most effective when taken at regular intervals. We recommend once fortnightly or once a month. A regular injection schedule can be tailored to suit your specific individual needs.

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