Are you looking for a Vitamin B12 injection in Edinburgh?
Have you recently been diagnosed with a Vitamin B12 deficiency, and are unsure where to start? Newington Pharmacy is here to help. We are offering you the opportunity to boost your day-to-day energy with our quick, easy Vitamin B12 injection.
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 exists in order to help the body to produce red blood cells, as well as helping to release energy from food. Moreover, it also helps the body to utilise folate, as well as to maintain the health of your nervous system.
How much Vitamin B12 should I be getting?
According to the NHS, if you are an adult aged 19-64, you require 1.5 micrograms of vitamin B12 daily. Your daily recommended intake should be sufficiently met by your diet; your Vitamin B12 intake can be derived from the following foods:
– Certain fortified breakfast cereals
However, if you are someone who follows a vegan diet, you may not get enough vitamin B12. This is because it is not naturally found in foods such as vegetables, grains and fruit. You can find further advice with regards to maintaining a healthy vegan diet here.
In contrast, there is no evidence that shows the potential effects of taking high amounts of vitamin B12 daily. However, the Department of Health and Social Care recommends that you should not take an excessive amount, as this could be harmful. They suggest that taking 2mg or less per day is unlikely to cause any negative effects.
What is a vitamin B12 deficiency?
Essentially, a vitamin B12 deficiency is characterised by a lack of vitamin B12, or folate. As a result, the body produces unusually large red blood cells that are unable to function properly.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 manifests through a variety of symptoms. These include:
– Psychological and memory issues, as well as issues with judgement and comprehension
– A red, sore tongue
If you are experiencing these symptoms, and think that you may have a vitamin B12 deficiency, we recommend that you visit your GP. Usually, they will use a combination of a blood test and symptom analysis in order to diagnose your deficiency. It is essential that folate deficiency is diagnosed as soon as possible, so that it can be treated. This is to avoid any potential complications, such as heart conditions or temporary infertility.
Our Vitamin B12 Injection in Edinburgh
PRICE: Initial Consultation – £35
– First Vitamin B12 Injection – £35
– Follow up injections – £30
If you are looking for an energy boost, our safe, quick vitamin B12 injection can help you to stop relying on alternative supplements to manage your B12 deficiency. It can also help you to regulate your sleep and diet, as well as the natural internal rhythms of your body.
We will administer your injection via the muscle; this allows for quick absorption. However, the injections effects upon your energy levels will be long-lasting. Regulating your sleep and increasing your energy levels can in turn improve your immune system. A strengthened immune system can leave you feeling energised and ready to take on the day. We also offer vitamin B12 patches at competitive prices.
You can get your injection every 2-3 months if your deficiency is caused by anaemia. In the event that your deficiency is dietary, you can receive your injection every 6 months. Therefore, you can be sure that you are protected, without having to remember to take daily supplements.
Our professionally-qualified pharmacists will be able to recommend the right treatment plan for you. Simply book your appointment, and let us take care of the rest.