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    A B12 injection can help treat B12 deficiency, which may improve energy levels, cognitive function, and red blood cell production.

Improving your overall health and feeling with Vitamin B12.

What is a Vitamin B12 Injection for?

Vitamin B12 injections are often used as a treatment for people with vitamin B12 deficiency, a condition that can lead to a range of health problems, including fatigue, weakness, numbness and tingling in the extremities, and difficulty concentrating. B12 injections can help to address the deficiency and alleviate these symptoms.

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that plays a critical role in many bodily functions, including the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and the functioning of the nervous system. However, some people may have difficulty absorbing B12 from their diet, particularly if they have gastrointestinal disorders or have had gastrointestinal surgery. In such cases, B12 injections can help ensure that the body is getting the necessary levels of this important vitamin.

In addition to treating deficiency, B12 injections have also been used to boost energy levels, enhance athletic performance, and improve cognitive function, although the evidence for these uses is mixed. It's important to note that while B12 injections are generally safe, they can cause side effects in some people, such as itching, swelling, and redness at the injection site, and in rare cases, more serious allergic reactions.

B12 Injection Benefits 
  Enhances skin health and appearance Aids in weight loss
 Boosts your energy Alleviates Anxiety
 Improves quality of sleepBoots immunity
 Prevents Anemia
Prevents hair loss
 Improves brain functionsSupports cardiovascular (heart) health
 Reduces risk of birth defectsEases morning sickness
Reduces risk of eye degenerationPrevents Osteoporosis

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B12 Questions & Answers

What are B12 injections for

Vitamin B12 injections are a form of treatment for people who have a deficiency in this important vitamin. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that is needed for the production of red blood cells, proper nerve function, and DNA synthesis.

Vitamin B12 injections are usually prescribed when a person is not able to absorb enough of the vitamin from their diet, or if they have a medical condition that makes it difficult for them to absorb B12 from food sources. Examples of such conditions include pernicious anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, and certain medications that interfere with B12 absorption.

B12 injections are administered by a healthcare professional or where appropriate by an appropriately trained individual and are usually given in the muscle tissue of the upper arm or thigh. The injections can help to boost B12 levels quickly, and are often used for people who are severely deficient in B12 or who have symptoms related to B12 deficiency, such as fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, difficulty walking, memory loss, and depression.

Why do I need B12 injections

 B12 injections are typically prescribed for individuals who have a deficiency in vitamin B12, which can lead to a range of symptoms and health issues. 

B12 deficiency can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Inadequate dietary intake: Vitamin B12 is found primarily in animal-based foods such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Individuals who follow a strict vegan or vegetarian diet may be at risk for B12 deficiency if they don't take supplements or consume fortified foods.

  2. Absorption issues: Some medical conditions such as pernicious anemia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and surgical removal of part of the stomach or intestines can impair the body's ability to absorb B12 from food.

  3. Medication use: Certain medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can interfere with B12 absorption.

  4. Aging: As we age, our body's ability to absorb B12 from food can decline.

If you have been diagnosed with a B12 deficiency or are experiencing symptoms related to B12 deficiency, your healthcare provider may recommend B12 injections as a treatment option. B12 injections can quickly restore B12 levels in the body, and are often used for people who are severely deficient or have absorption issues that make it difficult to get enough B12 from food or oral supplements.

How much are B12 injections

Our providers charge £35 per B12 injection, or £120 for 4 treatments providing a saving of £20.

Where can I get B12 injections

You can obtain an appointment through our salon in Copnor Road, if we don't have immediate appointment availability we may suggest one of our partners in the local area. Typically as the consultation and treatment only takes around 15 minutes, we should have no problem fitting you in.

Please check the available booking calendar at the top of this page for availability. To secure your slot please book online as the salon team may be too busy to take bookings over the phone.

What are the side effects of b12 injections

B12 injections are generally considered safe and well-tolerated, but like any medication or treatment, they can cause side effects in some people. 

Some of the possible side effects of B12 injections include:

  1. Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  2. Headache
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Diarrhea or constipation
  5. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  6. Itching or rash
  7. Feeling of pins and needles in the body
  8. Muscle cramps or weakness
  9. Anxiety or restlessness

Most of these side effects are mild and will usually go away on their own within a few days. However, if you experience any severe or persistent side effects, or have any concerns about the safety of B12 injections, it's important to speak with a healthcare provider for further evaluation and advice. In some cases, certain medical conditions or medications may increase the risk of side effects from B12 injections.

How often should you get a b12 injection

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How long will my B12 consultation and treatment take?

The consultation and treatment time is around 15 minutes to complete. 

How long will it take to feel the benefits of a B12 injection?

The time it takes to feel the benefits of a B12 injection can vary depending on the individual and the reason for the injection. In general, some people may start to feel the effects of a B12 injection within a few hours to a few days, while others may take longer to notice any improvement.

For example, if the injection is being used to treat a B12 deficiency, it may take several weeks of regular injections before a person starts to feel better. On the other hand, if the injection is being used for a temporary boost of energy or to help with symptoms of fatigue, the effects may be felt more quickly.

It's important to note that the benefits of B12 injections are not permanent, and regular injections may be necessary to maintain optimal B12 levels in the body. If you have questions or concerns about the timing or effectiveness of B12 injections, it's best to speak with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

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