B12 Update

Booking Your B12 Appointment

Effective February 1st, 2024, we have made changes to our B12 booking process.
There is no longer a need to purchase B12 in advance through our online shop.
However, we kindly request that you complete a B12 Consultation and Consent
Form, which can be found in your appointment confirmation email. This form only
needs to be completed once. If you have already purchased B12 through our online
shop, you can disregard this requirement.
We are delighted to announce that we have secured a new supplier for B12, allowing
us to purchase in bulk. As a result, we will always have stock available, and you can
conveniently book your Vitamin B12 Booster appointment online, over the phone, or
in person.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

A B12 injection appointment is a quick procedure that involves administering the
injection into your arm or hip using a fine needle. While relatively painless, you may
experience a brief sting that dissipates within a couple of minutes. We kindly ask that
you have a seat in our Waiting Room for 5 minutes after your injection to ensure you
do not experience any negative reactions. This is a rare occurrence and we only ask
you do this as your safety is our primary concern.

Recommended Frequency of Injections
The number and frequency of B12 injections will depend on multiple factors,
including your lab results, health history, and symptoms. Our team will provide
personalized advice based on your specific circumstances.

Risk Factors for Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Recent studies suggest that up to 40% of adults may be deficient in Vitamin B12.
This essential vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy nerves and blood
cells, supporting DNA and red blood cell production, and preserving normal brain
Vitamin B12 is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin. While it occurs
naturally in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, and fortified cereals, various lifestyle
factors and age can contribute to B12 deficiency, despite consuming a well-balanced

Risk Factors for B12 Deficiency include:

 Vegan or vegetarian diet
 Low consumption of red meat and organ meats
 Age 60 or over
 H. Pylori infection (ulcers)
 Stress and anxiety
 Poor diet

 Anaemia and Pernicious Anaemia
 Eating disorders
 Chronic digestive disorders (Crohn's disease, IBS, Celiac disease,
Diverticulitis, SIBO, Leaky Gut)
 Use of PPIs (Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Pepcid, Zantac, and Ranitidine) for
 Type II Diabetes medication Metformin
 Anti-seizure medication
 Contraceptive pill
 Chemotherapy
 Radiotherapy
 Autoimmune disorders
 Gastric surgery
 Obesity
 Low folate levels
 Dementia
 Alzheimer’s

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
While individuals may experience varying symptoms, common signs of B12
deficiency include:
 Lack of energy and stamina
 Difficulty concentrating
 Extreme fatigue/tiredness
 Irregular heartbeats
 Unsteady movements
 Depression
 Weight gain
 Muscle weakness
 Poor memory/judgement
 Personality changes
 Gastric issues such as constipation or diarrhoea
 Mouth ulcers
 Shortness of breath and dizziness
 Pale or slightly yellow-toned skin
 Yellow eyes
 Pins and needles sensation (paraesthesia)
 Sore and red tongue
 Disturbed vision
 Changes in mobility
 Psychological problems
 Anaemia​