The Truth About B12 Shots!

Our Clinical Team have been giving patients B12 injections for years as a means of increasing energy levels and promoting general health. B12 is important for red blood cell formation, central nervous system function and DNA synthesis.

Firstly, we recommend getting your vitamin B12 levels checked to ensure that your levels are normal, otherwise there is little evidence to suggest that the benefits occur. It’s important for your vitamin B12 levels to be within their normal range.

Some symptoms of low B12:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Generalised weakness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Memory troubles

Vitamin B12 levels can sometimes be low for people who:

  • Are over 65
  • Has gastrointestinal problems
  • Keep a strict vegetarian diet
  • Have had bariatric surgery

We recommend that individuals with low B12 levels take vitamin supplements to combat this and get your levels back to normal, which will help to improve your symptoms. If you’re B12 level is normal, taking additional B12 has not been found to be of benefit.

The best sources of Vitamin B12:

  • Fortified cereals
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Organ meat
  • Red meat
  • Clams

Some of the benefits our patients have from Vitamin B12:

  • Increased energy levels and concentration
  • Improved metabolism and promotion of weight loss
  • Immune system boosting
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Helped with some hair loss

At The Whitehall Clinic, we can provide a healthcare practitioner administered B12 Injection at the cost of £65. Please give us a call to get booked in on 0113 833 4900.