Vitamin B12 Booster Shot

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Vitamin B12 Energy

Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

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Vitamin B12

Contributes to:

  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal homocysteine metabolism
  • Normal psychological function
  • Normal red blood cell formation
  • Normal function of the immune system
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Process of cell division

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Frequently Asked Question

What does Vitamin B do?

There are 7 different B Vitamins that we offer here at Get A Drip: B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), and B12 (Cobalamin- we offer three different forms). We do not currently offer Folate (Vitamin B9).

Each of these B Vitamins are essential micronutrients that play a vital role in helping you maintain good health and wellbeing. They are essential for your overall bodily function, helping support areas such as: energy levels, normal nerve function, eyesight, muscle health, brain function, digestion, immunity, cardiovascular health, cell health and division, hormonal balance, red blood cell formation, skin, and much more.

The richest sources of B Vitamins are animal-based: meat (especially organ meats), fish, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy products. This is why people who eat a primarily plant-based diet are more susceptible to Vitamin B deficiencies. Other risk factors include the use of certain medications, and pre-existing health conditions such as digestive issues or excessive alcohol use.

Signs you may not be getting enough B Vitamins include: fatigue, low energy, getting ill often, cracks on and around the lips, anaemia, irritability or depression, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, and poor skin health. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your GP and have some diagnostic blood tests done.

How can I support my immune system?

Your immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, organs, and the substances they make that helps the body fight infections and other diseases. It is your body’s defence system against against viruses, bacteria, parasites and other pathogens that can cause you harm. Here are some ways to support your immune health:

– Eat a healthy and balanced diet to help prevent vitamin deficiencies, which can negatively impact normal immune function. Many micronutrients contribute to your immune health, including Vitamin C, Selenium, Amino Acids, Zinc, Vitamin D, and B Vitamins: which is why it is important to eat a varied diet and take supplements if needed, in order to maintain optimal levels of these vitamins and minerals.

– Take care of your gut health

– Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and smoke inhalation

– Practice good hygiene habits, such as proper hand washing

– Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight

– Get enough good quality sleep

– Minimise stress in your daily life

– Make sure to go to your GP for regular check-ups, and to seek their attention if you don’t feel like your usual self

Look after your immune system and it will look after you!

What is Vitamin B12 used for?

Vitamin B12 supplements are very popular. This is due to the fact that B12 cannot be produced by your body and only a small amount can be stored in your liver. Therefore, it must be obtained and healthy levels of it sustained via daily diet and supplementation through oral, intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) means, and for many people it can be difficult to get enough B12 via food only.

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs, so vegans and vegetarians are at higher risk of low intakes and therefore Vitamin B12 deficiency. Older people, people with malabsorption or digestive issues, and those who take certain medications (e.g. metformin) are also at increased risk of deficiency.

Signs that you may be deficient in B12 may include (but are not limited to): weakness, tiredness, or light headedness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath, nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness and loss of appetite/weight loss. Whilst most of these symptoms are reversible by replenishing your B12 levels through diet or supplementation, some can be permanent – particularly when it comes to neurological damage. Vitamin B12 supplements are useful for preventing B12 deficiency and its related symptoms.

Is Vitamin B12 good for you?

Definitely. Vitamin B12 is an essential Vitamin that is responsible for many bodily functions and provides numerous health benefits, so you should try to maintain a healthy amount of B12 in your body via diet and supplementation. A deficiency in B12 can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia and range of negative health effects.

How much Vitamin B12 should I take?

We recommend having a B12 Booster Shot Injection no more than once a month. Our doses and frequency of administration are meticulously set by our CMO so that Get A Drip can help you supplement your diet in a safe way, free from risk of overdosing/having too much B12 in your system. If you have B12 Booster Shots with us, you will not need to supplement via other means in between doses. This applies to our Hydroxycobalamin, Methylcobalamin and Triple B12 services.

How much Vitamin B12 an individual requires really varies from person to person, depending on factors such as age, diet, digestive health, genetics, use of medication, alcohol consumption, health conditions, and more. However, the NHS provides a general recommendation of about 1.5μg per day of B12 for adults. In regards to supplementation, the NHS advises that taking 2mg or less a day of Vitamin B12 in supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

What is Vitamin B good for?

There are 7 different B Vitamins that we offer here at Get A Drip: B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), and B12 (Cobalamin- we offer three different forms). We do not currently offer Folate (Vitamin B9).

Each of these B Vitamins are essential micronutrients that play a vital role in helping you maintain good health and wellbeing. They are essential for your overall bodily function, helping support areas such as: energy levels, normal nerve function, eyesight, muscle health, brain function, digestion, immunity, cardiovascular health, cell health and division, hormonal balance, red blood cell formation, skin, and much more.

Signs you may not be getting enough B Vitamins include: fatigue, low energy, getting ill often, cracks on and around the lips, anaemia, irritability or depression, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, and poor skin health. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your GP and have some diagnostic blood tests done.

How can I increase my energy levels?

There are several Vitamins and minerals that are essential for contributing to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, as well as normal energy-yielding metabolism. These include: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), Folate (B9) and B12 (Cobalamin, as well as Vitamin D, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin C. A deficiency in any of these micronutrients can cause you to feel low in energy, so it’s important to maintain a balanced diet and take supplements as needed in order to keep your blood nutrient levels in range and your energy levels healthy.

More generally, making small changes to your daily routine has the ability to significantly affect how energetic you feel. An obvious one is to ensure you are getting enough sleep, and that your sleep is of good quality. Although the amount of sleep each individual needs can vary, a rough recommendation is to aim for at around 7-9 hours of sleep each night to maintain healthy energy levels and support overall health. Research also suggests that adding more exercise to your daily routine and staying active could also reduce fatigue and increase your energy levels.

It is also important to drink enough water to ensure you are fully hydrated, as dehydration can have a huge effect on your brain function, mood and energy levels – as well as your health in general. If you drink a lot of caffeine, make sure you are having hydrating drinks also, as caffeine itself is a mild diuretic.

What does Vitamin B12 do?

Vitamin B12 is responsible for many bodily functions and provides numerous health benefits. It plays particularly major roles in your energy levels, immunity and stress, since it contributes to normal red blood cell production and energy-yielding metabolism, as well as normal functioning of the nervous and immune systems. Vitamin B12 also helps your body absorb other macronutrients and micronutrients, such as iron and folic acid – further contributing to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Symptoms of a B12 deficiency include extreme fatigue, feeling weak and depression.

What is Vitamin B?

B Vitamins are a class of water-soluble Vitamins. There are 7 different B Vitamins that all play essential roles within your body, particularly relating to healthy red blood cell production and energy-yielding metabolism: B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), Folate (B9) and B12 (Cobalamin).

It is important to maintain healthy levels of all these B Vitamins to keep your cells healthy and your general wellbeing robust.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 – along with B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), and Folate (Vitamin B9) – is a water-soluble B Vitamin that is crucial for maintaining healthy energy levels. B12 helps the body convert the food you eat into glucose, which gives you energy. It also aids in normal cell division, red blood cell production, nervous function, immune system health, reducing tiredness and fatigue, and more.

B12, also known as Cobalamin cannot be produced by your body. Therefore, it must be obtained and healthy levels of it sustained via daily diet and supplementation. Your body can only store a small amount of B12 in the liver. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs, so vegans and vegetarians are at risk of low intakes and therefore Vitamin B12 deficiency. Older people, people with malabsorption or digestive issues, and those who take certain medications (e.g. metformin) are also at increased risk of deficiency.

The richest sources of Vitamin B12 include: meat (particularly organ meats such as liver), fish, milk, dairy, and eggs. Many breakfast cereals and nutritional yeasts are also fortified with this important micronutrient. Signs that you may be deficient in B12 may include (but are not limited to): weakness, tiredness, or light headedness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath, nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness and loss of appetite/weight loss. Whilst most of these symptoms are reversible by replenishing your B12 levels through diet or supplementation, some can be permanent – particularly when it comes to neurological damage.

Are Vitamin B12 injections safe?

Yes, Vitamin B12 injections and infusions are safe. Our doses and frequency of administration are meticulously set by our CMO so that Get A Drip can help you supplement your diet in a safe way, free from risk of overdosing/having too much B12 in your system.

Our IV Drips and Booster Shot Injections are administered by our team of medical professionals, comprised of NMC Registered Nurses and GMC Registered Doctors. Our team has over 100 years combined medical experience in the NHS. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for treatment and diagnosis.

Can B12 deficiency cause weight loss?

A deficiency in Vitamin B12 may cause loss of appetite, potentially leading to weight loss if left untreated. Conversely, while a deficiency in Vitamin B12 may not cause weight gain, it can decrease energy levels and contribute to fatigue, making it harder to stay active and manage/maintain your weight properly.

Are B12 injections painful?

Everyone has their own pain threshold and we do our absolute best to make each Booster Shot Injection experience as comfortable as possible. We always offer application a topical cold numbing spray for added comfort.

What is Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) good for?

Vitamin B2, otherwise known as Riboflavin, contributes to normal: energy-yielding metabolism, nervous system function, normal skin and mucous membrane maintenance, red blood cell maintenance, skin health, vision, metabolism of iron, protection of cells from oxidative stress, and reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Can you take too much Vitamin B12?

Yes, it is possible to have too much Vitamin B12 in your system. Your body is generally very efficient at excreting excess B12 through your urine. However, taking more than the recommended amount of B12 can cause unwanted side effects.

Our doses and frequency of administration are meticulously set by our CMO so that Get A Drip can help you supplement your diet in a safe way, free from risk of overdosing/having too much B12 in your system. If you have B12 Booster Shots with us, you will not need to supplement via other means in between doses. This applies to our Hydroxycobalamin Methylcobalamin and Triple B12 services.

Where can I buy Vitamin B12?

You can purchase Vitamin B12 supplements from pharmacies, supermarkets and health food shops. These come as tablets, capsules, mouth sprays and drops. They come in different strengths from 10 to 1,000 micrograms (μg). However, the bioavailability of these oral supplements tend to be poor, particularly if you are older in age, experience malabsorption or digestive issues, or take certain medications (e.g. metformin).

Intramuscular (IM) injections of Vitamin B12 are much more effective because they are 100% bioavailable: since IM injections bypass the entire digestive tract, it makes 100% of the micronutrient available for your body to use. You can book a Vitamin B12 Booster Shot Injection at Get A Drip.

What is the best Vitamin B12 supplement?

Vitamin B12 Booster Shot Injections or IV Drips are a particularly effective way to supplement this essential micronutrient.

Unlike oral supplements such as tablets, capsules, sprays and tinctures, intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration of nutrients bypass the gastrointestinal tract entirely, facilitating the direct delivery of Vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream. This means that the bioavailability of nutrients is not hindered by the digestive system, allowing optimum absorption of micronutrients by the body. Receiving supplements via IV Drip or IM Booster Shot allows for 100% bioavailability, also circumventing any digestive issues and related malabsorption one might face due to poor gut health, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This makes IV and IM supplementation the most effective ways of receiving essential nutrients such as Vitamin B12.

In contrast, a Vitamin that is taken orally is subject to being processed and broken down during its journey through the digestive system: significantly limiting how much of the Vitamins and minerals can actually be absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body (a maximum of around 50%).

We offer three different B12 products at Get A Drip: B12 Hydroxycobalamin, B12 Methylcobalamin and Triple B12 – a combination of Hydroxy, Methyl, and Adenosylcobalamin.

How is Vitamin B12 made?

Vitamin B12 is made by microorganisms living in soil and water. Animals then absorb these microbes into their systems via the food they eat. Neither plants nor animals can produce their own supply of Vitamin B12. Humans can only obtain Vitamin B12 via diet and supplementation.

B12 is synthesised in laboratories by allowing bacterial cultures to ferment and naturally produce the Vitamin. This is then harvested and sent off to be used as a key ingredient in dietary supplements.

How do I overcome tiredness?

There are numerous reasons you might be feeling tired. These include causes that are: psychological, e.g. stress, anxiety, depression; physical, e.g. hypothyroidism, anaemia, sleep apnoea; and lifestyle-related, e.g. night shifts, alcohol consumption, and getting too little or too much exercise.

Many vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause tiredness and fatigue. If you are feeling tired all the time (TATT), it is well worth speaking to your GP and having a set of blood tests done. Get A Drip also offers a range of Blood Testing Profiles for diagnostic purposes. Low levels of Vitamin B12, other B Vitamins, Vitamin D, Iron and overall hydration can especially wreak havoc on your energy levels.

What is Cobalamin?

Cobalamin is another word for Vitamin B12. It exists in various different forms, including: cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) cannot be produced by your body, so it must be obtained via diet and supplementation.

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