VITAMIN B12 SHOTS

An all-natural energy and metabolism booster, Vitamin B12 shots have been scientifically proven to decrease daily fatigue, increase mood and lower stress levels.

 

Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse. It helps make DNA, nerve and blood cells and is crucial for a healthy brain and immune system. Your metabolism wouldn't run smoothly without it. But B12 isn't like other vitamins, it is an essential vitamin that your body needs but cannot produce. It's only found in animal products like eggs, meat, shellfish, and dairy. Up to 15% of people don't get enough B12, and they're more likely to be vegetarians, have celiac disease or other digestion problems, or be an adult over 50. The signs of vitamin B12 deficiency include exhaustion, rapid heartbeat, brain fog, and other symptoms.

 

Vitamin B12 also helps to regulate the production of pigment in the skin, helping to prevent dark spots and pigmentation and also assists the body with the metabolism of protein which, in turn, promotes the growth of healthy skin cells and helps to repair damaged skin. Helping the skin from the inside to out.

One of the greatest health benefits of Vitamin B12 is that it regulates and even helps your metabolism. This can be hugely influential for long term weight control. 

Ingredients 

Man Made

Duration of results

Need Monthly

Number of treatments

2x a week 3 weeks

Cost 

From £45

Down Time 

None

Frequently asked questions

What can Vitamin B12 do for you?


Vitamin B12 is vital for health, required for proper red blood cell (RBC) formation + provides the body with energy. It's involved in approximately 100 vital bodily functions including DNA synthesis, protein conversion, neurological function + fatty acid production. Because it’s so important for health, it’s the foundation of all our formulas. Benefits include improved energy, better sleep, elevated mood (it raises serotonin), increased focus, hormone regulation + so much more! B12 has been used to treat conditions including bursitis, hepatitis, Bell’s palsy, vitiligo, herpes zoster, hyperhomocysteinemia, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, depression, dementia, chronic fatigue, neurodermatitis, diabetic neuropathy, hyperthyroidism, asthma, infertility, tobacco amblyopia + cyanide poisoning.




How is a B12 Injection different than taking an oral supplement?


More than 1 in 3 people take daily supplements and while we know they are beneficial, few people realise that the body's natural absorption process can render up to 85% of a vitamin tablet useless - so only 15% of the active nutrients may actually find their way into the bloodstream. Through administering vitamin supplements via the intramuscular route, a much higher concentrations of nutrients are delivered directly to the body's cells, allowing the body to better absorb and utilise these nutrients.




Health Beneifits of Vitamin B12 Injections


Vitamin B12 is said to help with a host of health concerns. For instance, research suggests that vitamin B12 may preserve your eyesight as you get older, fight heart disease, aid stroke recovery, and even rev up your defence against some forms of cancer. Other purported health benefits of using Vit B12 include to enhance moods, increase energy, improve memory, stimulate the immune system, promote healthy sleep, and slow the ageing process.




Energy Benefits of Vitaming B12 Injections


Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse. It helps make DNA, nerve and blood cells, and is crucial for a healthy brain and immune system. Your metabolism wouldn't run smoothly without it. But B12 isn't like other vitamins. It's only found in animal products like eggs, meat, shellfish, and dairy. Up to 15% of people don't get enough B12, and they're more likely to be vegetarians, have celiac disease or other digestion problems, or be an adult over 50. The signs of vitamin B12 deficiency include exhaustion, rapid heartbeat, brain fog, and other symptoms.




Adavantages to Vitamin B12 to Body Builders


While bodybuilders are not likely deficient in B12, making sure you meet your needs is essential for muscle building, exercise performance and overall health Vitamin B12 assists in metabolizing protein and fat. As a bodybuilder, you need the amino acids from the protein metabolism to repair and build your muscles and the fat as a source of energy. B12 is also essential for the production of red blood cells, which are necessary for delivering oxygen to those muscles. This nutrient also supports healthy neurological function, which is needed for muscle control.




Adavantages of Vitamin B12 for Runners


If you are a runner who is beginning to feel lethargic and run-down or would like to enhance your performance, consider your intake of vitamin B12. Its primary role is to aid other nutrients. It assists in fat, cholesterol and protein metabolism by breaking them down into usable energy, ensures dietary folate becomes functional and is released into the body; maintains your neurological health and development; and helps form DNA, which is needed for constant cell formation. As a runner, your cell turnover and nutrient metabolism is greater than the average individual, so avoid becoming deficient.




Adavantages of Vitamin B12 for Fertility


Doctors have reported successful pregnancies in once-infertile women following therapy for B12 deficiency, yet often, sadly, this deficiency is overlooked even by infertility specialists until women have undergone months or even years of unsuccessful treatment. As a result, many couples spend thousands and suffer disappointment after disappointment, when treatment with B12 injections might have solved their problem.

How vitamin B12 affects fertility

Researchers don’t know exactly why a vitamin B12 deficiency makes it difficult to get pregnant and carry the baby to term. The deficiency could interfere with ovulation or normal cell division – and even affect how the fertilised ovum is implanted in the uterine lining. Whatever the exact link is between vitamin B12 deficiency and female or male infertility, a course of B12 shots may improve the chances of getting pregnant naturally.

Male Fertility & B12

Since the 1970s scientists have been investigating the effects of B12 supplementation on sperm count. It’s believed that deficiencies in this vitamin lead to genetic damage of the sperm cells, causing infertility. Modern diets are typically saturated with highly processed foods and consequently B12 deficiencies are not uncommon.

Most studies show that men with B12 deficiencies and low sperm counts can significantly benefit from large-dose supplementation. Men not deficient in B12 have also been reported to benefit from additional B12. One theory is that with higher levels of B12 the body is able to increase metabolism and provide more resources to manufacture sperm. Another theory is that increased red blood cell production may improve oxygenation and overall reproductive health. Although more research is necessary, mega-dosing vitamin B12 is considered relatively safe.




Adavantages of Vitamin B12 for over 50s


It's estimate that up to 20% of people aged 50 and over may be low in vitamin B12, with this deficiency becoming more common as people get older. It’s common, serious, and worst of all, commonly overlooked until it causes significant health problems.

As you age, the stomach produces less acid, and stomach acid is key for B12 absorption.. About one in 31 adults over 50 are deficient, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Older individuals also often have poorer appetites and food intakes, and they may be on medications (such as heartburn meds) that can further reduce stomach acid levels," she says. In fact, some seniors actually lose the ability to absorb vitamin B12 from food at all, and must get it via supplements or, if the deficiency is severe, injections

Common risk factors for low vitamin B12 levels in older adults include:

Low levels of stomach acid, which can be due to weakening of the stomach lining, or to medications that reduce stomach acid

Medications such as metformin (used for diabetes), which interferes with vitamin B12 absorption

Alcoholism, which irritates the stomach and sometimes is linked to a poor diet

Surgeries that remove parts (or all) of the stomach or small intestine

Any problem that causes poor absorption in the stomach or small intestine, such as Crohn’s disease




How Vitamin B12 deficiency is diagnosed?


The traditional way of diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency has been with a serum B12 blood test to determine the B12 levels as well as the presence of any signs or symptoms of pernicious anaemia. The problem with this is that many sufferers of a B12 deficiency may not have anaemia or have a serum B12 blood level within an abnormally low range in accordance to the ‘normal’ ranges set. There are no national or international agreements of what a normal range is. The tests can also give false readings where they do not assess the bioavailability of the B12 or whether it is functional of not.

It is therefore better practice to look for trigger symptoms and undertake a one-minute health check to see if a client will benefit from B12 injections.

Key triggers or symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are:

  • Tiredness
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Pins & needles
  • Numbness in the hands or feet
  • Tremors or palsies
  • Palpitations
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Dizziness

Anyone over 40 is entitled to a free blood test via your GP to check your vitamin B12, iron and folic acid levels, if you want to have a medical check before having a vitamin B12 injection please see your GP. For clients who do not wish for a medical check you can contact our registered nurse to assess if its needed. Contact Hally on hallyaesthetics@yahoo.com




Are Vitamin B12 Injections Safe?


Experience has shown that vitamin B12 is completely safe, at any concentration in the diet and in the blood.

The non-toxicity of Vitamin B12 is confirmed by the US National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements which states that the US Institute of Medicine (IoM) has not established any upper limit for B12 ‘because of its low toxicity’. The IoM states that ‘no adverse effects have been associated with excess vitamin B12 intake from food and supplements in healthy individuals’.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) states that the European Committee on Food (SCF) has concluded that ‘it is not possible to derive an upper intake level, mainly because no clearly identified adverse effect could be identified’.

We use Hydroxocobalamin a stable form of commercially manufactured cobalamin which converts easily in the human body into methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. An artificial form of vitamin B12 it is rapidly converted to both of the biologically active forms. Hydroxocobalamin is the form of B12 used in injections in the UK and the most usual form or B12 recommended by the B12d.org charity. Hydroxocobalamin has a hydroxy- (OH-) group attached to the cobalt atom. The hydroxy- group is extremely soluble and releases the B12 rapidly which frees B12 to interact with other biochemicals.

This is prescribed and administered by Hally Sadiq our registered nurse.




How will I feel post injection?


  • Within hours
    • Enjoyment of friends
    • Sociability
    • Mood improvements
  • Within a day
    • Fatigue lessens (although this can sometimes take some weeks)
    • Become more sociable
  • Within a week
    • Brain fog lifts
    • Numbness and pins and needles start to remit
  • Within 2 weeks
    • Strength may return to muscles and joints
  • Within a month
    • Pains in hands and feet remit
    • Strength and grip improve
    • Cyclical hormones such as fertility cycles normalise
    • Thyroid and cortisol hormones normalise




Are there any Side Effects?


Side effects are generally non-existent or mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, redness, itching, inflammation, or tenderness at or around the site of injection that could last from a few minutes to several days. Less frequent side effects may include lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, warmth or flushing. True allergic reaction is extremely rare. However, if you experience throat swelling, a pruritic (itchy) body rash, dangerously low blood pressure (that may result in lightheadedness, fainting or feeling weak), or symptoms associated with anaphylaxis (throat swelling, trouble breathing) following administration of an injection, please visit your nearest emergency department without hesitation or call 999.

If you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the vitamin B12 injection — please avoid it!




Can everyone have Vitamin B12 Injections?


Those who have allergies or medical conditions should always inform their doctor before receiving a B12 injection. Examples of allergies or conditions that may interact with B-12 shots include: Allergy to hydroxocobalamin acetat Low potassium levels Liver or kidney disease Polycythemia vera (a rare blood disorder) Leber's disease (an eye disease) deficiencies in other nutrients, particularly folic acid and iron Pregnancy or breastfeeding When under close medical supervision at hospital Active cancer/undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy Prone to keloid scarring




Benefits for Vegans & Vegetarians


Vitamin B12, like all vitamins and minerals is essential but is unique in that it’s not always easy to find in food sources for Vegans. That’s because it’s found primarily in animal-based foods found mainly in fish, meat, eggs, and dairy, people who do not consume these foods are at risk of B-12 deficiency and may benefit from regular B12 injections or other supplements. Research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that vegans and some strict vegetarians have low levels of vitamin B12. Of 232 vegans studied, over half were classed as being deficient in vitamin B12. The deficiency was observed in just 7 percent of the vegetarians studied, and in only one of the omnivores.




How much does it cost?


£35.00 per injection £180.00 for a course of 6




Which therapists at Beauty Holistic Avenue provide this treatment?


Visit Profile: Hally Sadiq - Registered Nurse





867a Forest Road, London E17 4AT

020 8527 9595

Tuesday 10am - 8pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 8pm

Thursday 9.30am - 8pm

Friday 9.30am - 8pm

Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Earlier and later appointment can be arranged with individual therapists.

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