Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Many food sources contain vitamin B12 such as, fish, meat, poultry and some diary products but unfortunately not enough for it to be fully absorbed into the blood stream. If you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet you could be at risk of a B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 injections are traditionally popular for its energy boosting effects, improvement in metabolism as well as being able to aid with an earlier release of melatonin meaning it can aid the regulation of sleep.
Vitamin B12 converts carbohydrates into glucose, leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue.
May cause slight Bruising and redness
We appreciate that you may have some questions about our treatments or Vitamin B12 in general. Below you can find a list of our most commonly asked questions to try and assist you in finding an answer. Don’t worry if your question isn’t there, simply get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We may also add your questions to the list below in order to help others who might be seeking treatment.
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yes. B12 is a water-soluble vitamin – which means that surplus is not retained in the tissues, it is passed out of the body via the kidneys and therefore will not reach toxic levels.
The upper arm (deltoid muscle). A brief sting is possible but will not be long lasting. Reactions at the site of the injection are possible (redness, swelling) but are rare and short lived.
This will vary amongst people of different ages and circumstances. It may be a couple of days before you notice, or it could be sooner. Sometimes people don’t notice an immediate benefit, but rather realise a few weeks later that they are starting to feel as they were before the injection.
If you’re considering a Vitamin B12 Injection you will receive full individual advice on this type of treatment during a consultation with one of our fully trained and qualified Aesthetic practitioners.