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 naturally in certain types of food, it can prove difficult to increase levels sufficiently through diet and supplements alone – which is why people look for alternative methods.
Why Vitamin B12 Shots?
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, we aim 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 Doctors and Nurse Prescribers – allowing them to access 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 POM (Prescription Only Medicine) form of Vitamin B12 requires proper care in its use.
There is 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. Find out what makes us safe by clicking the button below.