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Why do we need Vitamin B12?

If you think you may have a Vitamin B12 deficiency you can increase your levels by taking a supplement, choosing foods that are high in B12 or that have been fortified with B12, or by having a Vitamin B12 injection.

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in making red blood cells and is a vital component in keeping our nervous systems and brains healthy. Without enough Vitamin B12 in our systems we can suffer from some debilitating conditions, including:

  • Weak muscles
  • Numbness
  • Pins and needles
  • Trouble walking
  • Trouble speaking
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Increased heart rate
  • Lack of energy
  • Mouth ulcers

What causes Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by certain medications, a condition called pernicious anaemia which means your body can’t absorb B12, or potentially by deficiencies in your diet. 

A vegan diet can make it particularly difficult to get enough B12.

How can I raise my Vitamin B12 levels?

If you think you may have a Vitamin B12 deficiency you can increase your levels by taking a supplement, choosing foods that are high in B12 or that have been fortified with B12, or by having a Vitamin B12 injection.

Foods that are high in Vitamin B12 include eggs, meats, fish and dairy products. B12 levels are higher in animal food products and that is why it is often difficult for vegans to get enough B12 in their diets.

What are the benefits of B12 injections?

The body doesn’t store excess B12, so many people will opt for a B12 injection so that they can be sure they have enough of this vitamin in their system.

Vitamin B12 injections work quickly at alleviating the symptoms of B12 deficiency. There are numerous benefits to having B12 injections which include:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved brain function
  • Improved sleep
  • Supported heart health
  • Preventing osteoporosis
  • Increased immunity
  • Improved skin quality
  • Improved hair quality

Vitamin B12 injections in Swansea

At the Grove Skin & Laser clinic in Swansea, we provide Vitamin B12 injections in a clinical environment. Vitamin B12 is a prescription drug, so it is important that it is administered by a medically qualified professional.

At the Grove Skin and Laser Clinic we take patient safety seriously. We will take you through a full and thorough consultation process and we can take a blood test to confirm that you have a B12 deficiency prior to administering this treatment.

If you would like to book in to our Swansea clinic for a Vitamin B12 injection please follow this link.

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