Vitamin B12 injections

What are Vitamin B12 Injections?

Vitamin B12 is involved in energy production in your body and can improve your energy levels and decrease fatigue. It is also the essential vitamin which is needed for the production of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain. So, having the right balance may improve your mood, sleep, emotions and even help prevent depression.

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble based vitamin that is stored in the liver. A member of a larger group of B vitamins, it is the only vitamin that contains a metallic element called cobalt and for this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Cobalamin. As with the other B Vitamins, it acts within the body as a coenzyme.

Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency

The recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12 is 6 micrograms per day. Deficiency is common, especially in people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. In fact, it’s thought that up to 90% of people following these diets have a deficiency. This is because B12 is found naturally in animal foods. Unlike other vitamins, the absorption of vitamin B12 depends on a protein produced in your stomach, called intrinsic factor.
Anyone who has signs and symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency or pernicious anaemia should consult their doctor.

Signs and symptoms may include:

    • difficulty thinking and remembering
    • fatigue
    • heart palpitations
    • pale skin
    • weight loss
    • infertility
    • numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
    • dementia
    • mood changes
    • a sore tongue
    • low appetite
    • constipation

What is Vitamin B12?

Linked to numerous health claims and benefits, Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, protecting nerves, and good neurological or cognitive function. Where vitamin B12 is not easily absorbed and is only found in certain types of food, it can prove difficult to increase levels sufficiently through diet and supplements alone.

Why VitB12Shot?

VitB12Shot and the VitB12 Academy were formed in conjunction with UK medical professionals due to the growing issue of individuals providing Vitamin B12 injections with no control over practices or products being used. As a leading training provider, the VitB12 Academy aims to make people considering vitamin B12 injections aware of the importance of using properly trained technicians and approved products under the control of dedicated UK Doctor and Nurse Prescribers, allowing them access to healthcare professionals, where available, for an appropriate consultation and medical assessment.

What are the Risks?

Although Vitamin B12 has not been shown to cause harm, it is important to note that the Prescription Only Medicine (POM) form of Vitamin B12 requires proper care in its use. There is only a minimal risk of overdose where Vitamin B12 is water soluble – meaning that any excess B12 should pass easily through your system – and any side-effects of prescribed Vitamin B12 are very rare. That being said, there are certain groups, conditions and medications that would cause a Registered Doctor or Prescriber to either reject a prescription on assessment, or consider careful dosage control and monitoring.There are also different types of synthetic Vitamin B12 and unfortunately many are fake or illegal for use in the UK, so it is vital that the POM being used is legal, genuine and safe to be administered by a properly trained and insured professional.

You must therefore first make an appointment (online or by phone) for a free consultation where you will be required to fill in a medical consultation form. This form will be sent to a doctor for approval in order for them to issue a prescription, which will enable us to proceed with the treatment injection. The turnaround time for this normally takes 48 hours. We will not under any circumstances be able to perform any Vitamin B12 injection treatment until we receive the prescription approval from the doctor.

Please download  Vitamin B12 Prescription Request Form, fill it in and return by email to

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