WHAT IS THE B12 INJECTION?
Vitamin B12 is derived from meat and fish. It can also be obtained by the consumption of cheese, milk and eggs.
Cyanocobalamin is a synthetically made version of B12. Once injected, it will start to support many different systems within the body by replenishing DNA which is present in every cell.
To help you to determine if booking a B12 injection would benefit your overall health and wellbeing, it may be useful to learn how it could improve some of the health issues you may be experiencing.
Vitamin B12 is vital to many fundamental processes and helps the body in the following ways:
• Red blood cell production
• Improves cognitive impairment
• Fights anxiety and mood swings
• Promotes sleep
• Replenishing of hair, nail, and skin
• Increases energy levels
• Protects against Pernicious Anaemia
• Prevents neurological problems if left untreated
How do B12 injections work?
Vitamin B12 is absorbed into our tissues through the digestive tract, however the process can be disrupted from poor digestion, intestinal disease, or the use of some medications.
Detected by a routine blood test, a course of tablets is often prescribed to treat a B12 deficiency. Whilst effective the time taken to start to increase B12 levels can be slow, often 6-12 months, and additionally oral tablets can be missed or even cause digestive issues.
Opting for a simple regular injection is the perfect way to prevent many minor health issues becoming more serious whilst also removing the inconvenience of taking tablets daily.
NU-Lux is a registered clinic with the highest standards of hygiene, professionalism, and knowledge but we would always advise speaking with your doctor in the first instance to check if your symptoms are indicative of a more serious medical issue.
Who would benefit from a B12 Injection?
• Menopausal woman
• Anyone suffering continuous depression or low mood
• Girls and women with heavy periods causing iron deficiency
• Those undertaking regular strenuous sporting or physical activities
• Vegans and vegetarians as B12 is primarily derived from animal products
• Mature people over 55
• Those suffering from Crohn’s or Coeliac disease
Typically, every few months or you can opt for a short course to boost levels more quickly. Nu Lux offers short courses of treatment which consist of an injection every second day for the first two weeks, a single injection after a further two weeks and then continuing with one injection a month.
Post injection there is no need for any recovery time
Try to improve your diet generally
Make a plan to increase the amount of rest you get
Improve your bedtime routine to help increase sleeping potential
It is important that you feel confident in your choice of treatment. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation, prior to booking, to help identify which service best suits your specific requirements.
You will be asked some medical questions to determine if there are any contra-indicators that may prevent you from proceeding. Additionally, I will explain the procedure in detail including all COVID precautions.
THE LATEST FROM NU-LUX.
Can teenagers receive B12 injections at the Nu-Lux Clinic?
A minimum age of 18 is required to be considered for this treatment.
Do I need a consultation in the clinic prior to booking a B12 injection?
Nu-lux Clinic is a professional aesthetic clinic with high levels of hygiene and client care. It is always advisable that you check with your doctor to ensure that your symptoms are not indicative of something more serious prior to undertaking treatment.
What are the side effects of B12 injections?
Any side effects are usually minimal but could include pain and redness on the injection site, a rash, itching or nausea. If you have any concerns, we are available by phone or email for advice.
Is it possible to overdose on B12?
Taking any vitamin supplements, whether tablet or injection, should always be done in a controlled manner. B12 is water soluble and any excess is simply excreted out in the urine.