What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including red blood cell production, DNA synthesis, nerve function, and energy metabolism.
It is essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system and is primarily found in animal-based foods such as meat, fish, dairy products, and eggs. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to various health issues, including anemia and neurological problems.
How do I know if I am deficient in B12?
The only way to definitively determine if you are deficient in vitamin B12 is through a blood test. However, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can vary and may develop gradually over time. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Fatigue and weakness: Feeling tired and weak even with sufficient rest.
- Pale or jaundiced skin: A pale complexion or a yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes.
- Shortness of breath and dizziness: Difficulty catching your breath and feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
- Tingling and numbness: Sensations of tingling, prickling, or numbness in the hands and feet.
- Difficulty walking and balance problems: An unsteady gait and problems with balance and coordination.
- Sore or swollen tongue: Red, swollen, or painful tongue.
- Mouth ulcers: Painful sores in the mouth.
- Cognitive changes: Memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and mental fogginess.
- Mood changes: Depression, irritability, and changes in mood.
How often do I need the injection?
We recommend having the injection at a minimum of 12 week intervals.
How much are B12 Injections?
We currently have an offer on for £15 for a B12 injection.