Vitamin B12 Wellness
Do you regularly feel tired for what seems like no specific reason?
If you’re suffering from fatigue and a lack of energy, your body may benefit from a Vitamin B12 treatment.
Vitamin B12 is involved in energy production in your body and may improve your energy levels and decrease fatigue. It is also the essential vitamin which is needed for the production of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain. Having the right balance in your body can improve your mood, sleep, emotions and even help prevent depression.
It can also help maintain healthy skin, nails and hair.
Benefits of Vitamin B12 may include but are not limited to:
- Decreasing fatigue and increasing energy levels
- Feeling refreshed and motivated
- Prevent low mood and symptoms of depression
- Healthy hair, nails and skin
Other health benefits may include:
- bone health and heart benefits
- Help with weight loss
- Speeds up metabolism
Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble based vitamin that is stored in the liver. A member of a larger group of B vitamins, it is the only vitamin that contains a metallic element called cobalt and for this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Cobalamin. As with the other B Vitamins, it acts within the body as a coenzyme.
B12 is usually obtained through nutrition. The highest concentrations are found in animal sources, such as meat, dairy, fish and eggs. Vitamin B12 can also be supplemented with pills and sprays, as an alternative to injections.
Vitamin B12 Injections are given intramuscular (IM) - into the upper arm (deltoid muscle).
Common Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
tingling in hands and feet
a pale-yellow tinge to the skin
depression and mood changes
depleting mental ability
sense of balance
Contraindications to a treatment
- sensitivity/allergy to vitamin B12 or benzoyl alcohol
- Leber’s disease, which affects the optic nerve
- kidney problems
- hypokalemia, or low potassium levels
- deficiencies in other nutrients, particularly folic acid and iron
- patients who are taking certain medication - H2 receptor antagonists, metformin, proton pump inhibitors
Side Effects of B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 injections may have some side effects.
Mild side effects and potential risks that are on-going, should be referred to your GP.
These side effects of B12 injections could include:
Pain, redness, itching on the site of the injection
Swelling sensation in the body
More serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention include,
Unusual weakness or tiredness
Swelling of the ankles or feet
Severe reactions are very rare but require emergency intervention. These include:
Itching and swelling of the face, throat or tongue
Sudden vision changes
**These are WELLNESS BOOSTERS, if you suspect that you are suffering from illness or extreme lack of vitamins, please consult your GP.