Constantly feeling run down, tired & lacking energy? would you like to feel better & Improve sleep quality? Or aid weight loss?
Give your body a natural energy boost with a Vitamin B12 injection, here at Greywell clinic we offer Vitamin B12 booster shots, our busy lifestyles mean that many of us are unknowingly deficient in key vitamins and minerals that are essential.
Effective way of reversing or preventing a deficiency
because it allows for 100% absorption
What is Vitamin B12??
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in many of the body’s functions and a deficiency, & perfect for those who are low in it or may problems absorbing vitamin B12, so if you are looking to enhance your athletic performance, supplement your diet or manage your B12 deficiency, these shots are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency.
In addition, it can also help to strengthen your immune system, & help in regulating your sleep, mood & appetite.
Can I get tested for B12 deficiency at Greywell Pharmacy?
Yes, you can! Through our Phlebotomy service you can book in a blood test where we can take a sample of your blood and send it to the lab, alternatively you can purchase a at home test kit, where a pre-paid postage for the home test is provided, if you think you may need one please talk to one of our staff members.
What are the signs of B12 deficiency?
There are several signs & symptoms for B12 deficiency which can include:
Fatigue such as weakness, tiredness & light-headedness.
Weight loss & Low appetite.
Mental health problems like depression, memory loss, or behavioural changes, such as way you think, feel & behave.
Heart palpitations & shortness of breath.
Numbness and tingling in the hands & feet.
A sore and red tongue (Glossitis)
Increase in mouth ulcers
Can I prevent B12 deficiency?
Vitamin B12 is naturally present in foods, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, & dairy products, however it may be harder to get your B12 from foods if you have a particular diet such as being vegetarian or vegan, nevertheless you can get B12 from some plant-based sources, including fortified foods with added nutrients, such as non-dairy milks, like soy or oat, fortified cereals & nutritional yeast.
Should i get B12 injections?
B12 injection are perfect for those who have a restricted diet and may not get B12 naturally or if you have other health conditions which mean you are unable to absorb it properly, such as pernicious anaemia, B12 tablets can be bought over the counter from pharmacies or health stores, but are not as effective as the injection.
If you do not already receive the B12 injection, you must be tested for a deficiency before we can treat you. This is to make sure that you are suitable for the injection.
What is vitamin B12 Injections?
This method is a very effective way of reversing or preventing a deficiency because it allows for 100% absorption directly into the tissues
The Vitamin B12 injection is an effective way to treat a deficiency. There is only one type of vitamin B12 injection available in the UK, known as hydroxocobalamin. Vitamin B12 tablets, also known as cyanocobalamin,
What to expect?
Our trained practitioner will be given into the muscle of the arm, and will work quickly.
How often will I need the injection?
The injection can be given every 6 months if due to a dietary deficiency, or 2-3 months if the cause of your low B12 levels is pernicious anaemia. There is no need to be re-tested.
Get in touch for information & to book your B12 injection appointment