An all-natural energy and metabolism booster, Vitamin B12 shots have been scientifically proven to decrease daily fatigue, increase mood and lower stress levels.
Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse. It helps make DNA, nerve and blood cells and is crucial for a healthy brain and immune system. Your metabolism wouldn't run smoothly without it. But B12 isn't like other vitamins, it is an essential vitamin that your body needs but cannot produce. It's only found in animal products like eggs, meat, shellfish, and dairy. Up to 15% of people don't get enough B12, and they're more likely to be vegetarians, have celiac disease or other digestion problems, or be an adult over 50. The signs of vitamin B12 deficiency include exhaustion, rapid heartbeat, brain fog, and other symptoms.
Vitamin B12 also helps to regulate the production of pigment in the skin, helping to prevent dark spots and pigmentation and also assists the body with the metabolism of protein which, in turn, promotes the growth of healthy skin cells and helps to repair damaged skin. Helping the skin from the inside to out.
One of the greatest health benefits of Vitamin B12 is that it regulates and even helps your metabolism. This can be hugely influential for long term weight control.
£35.00 per shot
£180.00 for a course of 6
VITAMIN B12 INJECTIONS
Are you B12 Deficient?
The traditional way of diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency has been with a serum B12 blood test to determine the B12 levels as well as the presence of any signs or symptoms of pernicious anemia. The problem with this is that many sufferers of a B12 deficiency may not have anemia or have a serum B12 blood level within an abnormally low range in accordance with the ‘normal’ ranges set. There are no national or international agreements of what a normal range is. The tests can also give false readings where they do not assess the bioavailability of the B12 or whether it is functional of not.
It is, therefore, better practice to look for trigger symptoms and undertake a one-minute health check to see if a client will benefit from B12 injections.
Key triggers or symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are:
Pins & needles
Numbness in the hands or feet
Tremors or palsies
Take the 1 Minute Test?
Please score the severity from 0-10 (where 0 = no symptoms, 5 = symptom affects daily life to a moderate extent or 10, where the symptom is present all the time, severe and debilitating).
Scoring 5-10 in 1-3 Body systems – Clinically significant
Scoring 5-10 in 4-6 Body systems – Severe B12 deficiency
Are Vitamin B12 Shots Safe?
Experience has shown that vitamin B12 is completely safe, at any concentration in the diet and in the blood.
The non-toxicity of Vitamin B12 is confirmed by the US National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements which states that the US Institute of Medicine (IoM) has not established any upper limit for B12 ‘because of its low toxicity’. The IoM states that ‘no adverse effects have been associated with excess vitamin B12 intake from food and supplements in healthy individuals’.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) states that the European Committee on Food (SCF) has concluded that ‘it is not possible to derive an upper intake level, mainly because no clearly identified adverse effect could be identified’.
We use Hydroxocobalamin a stable form of commercially manufactured cobalamin which converts easily in the human body into methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. An artificial form of vitamin B12 it is rapidly converted to both of the biologically active forms. Hydroxocobalamin is the form of B12 used in injections in the UK and the most usual form or B12 recommended by the B12d.org charity. Hydroxocobalamin has a hydroxy- (OH-) group attached to the cobalt atom. The hydroxy- group is extremely soluble and releases the B12 rapidly which frees B12 to interact with other biochemicals.
This is prescribed for us by our doctor and only administered by a Vicki Hexter a level 6 aesthetician, fully trained and insured for advanced procedures and injectables.
Why is a B12 shot different to supplements ?
More than 1 in 3 people take daily supplements and while we know they are beneficial, few people realise that the body's natural absorption process can render up to 85% of a vitamin tablet useless - so only 15% of the active nutrients may actually find their way into the bloodstream. Through administering vitamin supplements via the intramuscular route, a much higher concentrations of nutrients are delivered directly to the body's cells, allowing the body to better absorb and utilise these nutrients.
Who cannot have a Vitamin B12 Shot?
Those who have allergies or medical conditions should always inform their doctor before receiving a B12 injection.
Examples of allergies or conditions that may interact with B-12 shots include:
Allergy to hydroxocobalamin acetat
Low potassium levels
Liver or kidney disease
Polycythemia vera (a rare blood disorder)
Leber's disease (an eye disease)
deficiencies in other nutrients, particularly folic acid and iron
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
When under close medical supervision at hospital
Active cancer/undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
Prone to keloid scarring
Are there any Side Effects?
Side effects are generally non-existent or mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, redness, itching, inflammation, or tenderness at or around the site of injection that could last from a few minutes to several days. Less frequent side effects may include lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, warmth or flushing. A true allergic reaction is extremely rare. However, if you experience throat swelling, a pruritic (itchy) body rash, dangerously low blood pressure (that may result in lightheadedness, fainting or feeling weak), or symptoms associated with anaphylaxis (throat swelling, trouble breathing) following administration of an injection, please visit your nearest emergency department without hesitation or call 999.
If you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the vitamin B12 injection — please avoid it!