Boost your energy levels and support your immune system with an intramuscular vitamin B12 injection. Vitamin B12 injections can be used to enhance athletic performance, improve metabolism and facilitate weight loss as well as manage vitamin B12 deficiency. Other benefits of vitamin B12 supplementation include sleep and mood regulation and sharpened mental focus. By administering B12 directly into the muscle (bypassing the digestive system) absorption of this vitamin powerhouse occurs more quickly, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised within days of treatment.
Vitamin B12 injections may be administered weekly for 4 weeks, monthly or as needed.
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep your body’s blood and nerve cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all of your cells. It is essential to our well-being. Vitamin B12 stimulates the production of serotonin – the ‘feel-good hormone’ – which, in turn, can help boost our mood. It is found naturally in animal products such as meat, oily fish, eggs and dairy products. Vegetarians and vegans can sometimes find they are deficient in certain types of Vitamin B12 if they do not balance or supplement their diet. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent megaloblastic anaemia, a blood condition that can cause people to feel tired and weak.
What are the benefits of vitamin B12?
Healthier Skin: B12 is critical in cell production. Having sufficient B12 is vital for healthy hair, skin, and nails. B12 deficiency can cause certain dermatologic issues, including hyperpigmentation and nail discolouration, cracked lips as well as hair changes.
More energy: Vitamin B12 helps turn the food you eat into glucose. Without enough glucose, you can feel lethargic. B12 is also essential for your body to make the red blood cells that carry oxygen to your organs. Lack of oxygen in your cells can lead to weakness and fatigue.
Regulating your metabolism and weight loss: Vitamin B12 helps you metabolise fat and protein. When your metabolism is working efficiently, your body will burn fat for fuel, helping you lose weight. Having sufficient Vitamin B12 can impact your energy levels, making you feel less lethargic, which may leave you feeling more inclined to exercise, in turn helping with weight management.
Improved mood: B12 helps the synthesis of chemicals in your brain including serotonin and dopamine, both of which play a significant role in regulating your mood. B12 can reduce anxiety and stress by regulating the proper function of your nervous system. Vitamin B12 can also improve your ability to focus.
Better sleep: Vitamin B12 increases the production of melatonin and encourages your body to release it earlier, helping you fall asleep.
Feel stronger: B12 aids oxygen delivery helping you train harder. It is also critical in communication between the brain and muscles. This impacts overall coordination.
Improved immunity: Vitamin B12 is essential to a healthy immune system helping you fight off germs such as the common cold and flu viruses.
What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?
Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when there are low levels of Vitamin B12 in your blood. Some of the symptoms may include fatigue, nerve pain, sleep disturbances, moodiness, cognitive decline, and tremors. Vitamin B12 deficiency affects many of your body’s vital systems including neurological, hematologic, immunologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and genitourinary.
How often should I have a vitamin B12 injection?
Dr. Alexis will discuss your needs and advise on a frequency of B12 injections that works for you. She may recommend Vitamin B12 injections be administered weekly for 4 weeks, monthly or as needed.