Vitamin B12 is a popular supplement for people who want to help improve their energy levels, brain function, and mood.
Deficiency is very common in particular for vegans and vegetarians, but also in meat-eaters or those who take long-term medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’ such as omeprazole or lansoprazole. This is because the absorption of this vitamin may be compromised.
You will be asked at this initial appointment, for your medical history and invited to discuss your lifestyle, diet and sleeping habits.
The VitB12 shot is given directly into a muscle, most comfortably the upper, outer buttock; but you may request the shot in the top of your arm if you prefer.
We generally recommend that you have one shot a week for six weeks, but your appointments are completely flexible. Many people feel the benefits within 2-3 shots and decide to space their shots out with greater intervals.