Updated: Feb 6
A common complaint from many of my patients seems to be tiredness which is why I offer them to my patients here at The Medished. If you are looking to improve your energy for a healthy and active lifestyle then you should consider a Vitamin B12 Shot. They can be used intermittently and are a popular rejuvenation therapy for exhaustion or if you are feeling run down.
What is Vitamin B12 and What Does It Do?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as cobalamin. It plays a vital role in brain function and the production of DNA and red blood cells. Chemically, vitamin B12 can exist in a number of different forms, but not all of them contain the mineral cobalt. This essential nutrient helps maintain the body’s nervous system and red blood cells. This vitamin metabolises every cell of the human body, including fatty and amino acids. Since B12 prevents anemia, a condition that can cause weakness and fatigue, someone who suffers from a deficiency often suffer from symptoms of anemia. B12 and Folic acid taken together work synergistically.
They can be beneficial for:
• A healthier brain
• Your cardiovascular system
• Your physical and psychological well-being
You may also notice an improvement in the following symptoms:
• Stress levels
• Brain Fog
• Physical Stamina
• Immune system
Vitamin B12 injection may help with increased production and an earlier release of melatonin which can aid the regulation of sleep...an extra bonus.
The human body doesn’t make B12 on its own. Everyone needs a little help from outside sources in order to generate this nutrient-rich substance. Some of the major sources of B12 come from liver, kidney and clams, not exactly items on everyone’s daily menu. Other types of meat, fish, dairy and eggs contain moderate amounts of B12. Vegetarians and vegans can especially be more deficient in B12.
Yet, some research has shown that the best way to treat a B12 deficiency is not by consuming items rich in it, but by infusing the vitamin. If you’re feeling tired or weak, an injection of vitamin B12 can give you a boost of energy and stimulate your metabolism.
If your interested in this treatment let me know when your in clinic. Its a small injection in your upper arm and available for £45. Patients can have one a month, depending on symptoms or once every 3 months for an energy boost.