A SERVICE FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE FOLLOWING A PLANT BASED DIET
We want to ensure that those following a plant based diet aren’t missing out on vital Vitamin B12 that’s found in animal based foods. It’s a dietary recommendation to those following a plant based diet to maintain a sufficient intake of vitamin B12. By providing people with a highly reliable and assured dose of B12 we can help to safeguard and maintain their long term health and promote wellness & Vitality.
We’ve partnered with Green Lane Pharmacy who are experts in delivering all kinds of injections whilst meeting the highest standards. If you’d like to use our B12 service, click on the purchase voucher link to create an account and complete the medical screen. One of our prescribers will authorise your prescription, issue your voucher code and then you can simply book in to visit us at Green Lane Pharmacy.
WHAT IS VITAMIN B12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential compound that we get from animal based food sources. It’s essential to maintain the normal functioning of the brain, nervous system and the processes involved in producing red blood cells. Sub-optimal levels of B12 can lead the body to express symptoms of tiredness, fatigue, malaise, poor memory and reduced mental function, also referred to as ‘mental fog’. Check out the NHS website for more information.
Found naturally in meat, poultry, eggs and milk, Vitamin B12 is also a key component of many oral vitamin supplements, aimed at increasing energy levels. As the vitamin is water-soluble it quickly leaves the body in our urine via our kidneys, meaning that we need regular amounts.
It’s not harmful in high doses and plays a vital role alongside other vitamins and minerals in optimising the various processes within the body.
A regular, reliable and assured source of vitamin B12 is essential for those following a plant based diet.
WHY AN INJECTION?
Vitamin B12 can be found in animal based foods, fortified foods such as cereals and through oral vitamin supplements. However, the digestive system isn’t always efficient in absorbing the compound, meaning a large amount can simply pass straight through unabsorbed. Taking certain medicines regularly can cause this, just as having certain bowel complaints can too.
If we deliver the medicine directly into the deltoid muscle at the top of the arm we dramatically increase the usable amount available to the cells in our body; this is the benefit of the intramuscular injection route. One injection may provide several weeks and months worth of benefit without the need to take a daily vitamin B12 tablet, however this varies amongst people in different circumstances.