Are you feeling tired, lethargic or have a mental fog? These symptoms could be due to a deficiency of Vitamin B12. Our vitamin b12 injection service aims to provide a safe and effective method of boosting your vitamin b12 levels.
What is a vitamin B12 injection?
The vitamin b12 injection is a prescription-only medicine that is widely used by clinicians to treat or prevent vitamin b12 deficiency. It is an efficient method of boosting vitamin b12 levels.
The injection is given in the upper arm (deltoid muscle) as an intramuscular injection. The medicine used is Hydroxcobalamin 1000mcg/ml ampoule.
How does the B12 injection service work in Northampton?
The B12 injection service is designed to make the process of getting a B12 injection safe and simple.
1. Book your appointment online and complete a short medical questionnaire.
2. The medical questionnaire is reviewed by a UK prescriber and once approved, you will get an email confirmation.
3. Visit us at the pharmacy at the booked appointment time to get your vitamin b12 injection.
What are the main causes of vitamin B12 deficiency?
Vitamin B12 is not produced by our body, it is obtained from food in our diet. An individual becomes deficient when they are not consuming enough vitamin B12-rich foods or they are unable to absorb sufficient vitamin b12.
Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal-based foods, milk, eggs and dairy products. Those following a vegan or strict plant-based diet are more likely to suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency.
What is the role of vitamin b12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin required by our body for the formation of red blood cells and DNA. It is also important for the normal function and development of the brain and the nerve cells.
What are the symptoms of low vitamin b12?
The symptoms and the severity of the symptoms vary between individuals. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a range of symptoms, these include:
- extreme tiredness
- a lack of energy
- problems with memory and ability to focus
- a sore or red tongue
- a pale yellow tinge to your skin
- pins and needles vision disturbances
- changes in mood
- changes in the way you walk and move
How can I book a vitamin b12 injection in Northampton?
To book an online appointment, simply click here. Select an appointment time and complete a short medical questionnaire. Once your medical questionnaire is reviewed and approved by a prescriber, you will be notified and asked to attend your appointment to have the injection at the pharmacy.