We get the lowdown on vitamin B12 injections…
Have you ever read a book that inspired you so much you wanted to open a clinic to help other people reap the benefits too?
That’s what happened to Beverley Ward. A podiatrist based in Hexham, she’s run her business, Toetal Treatments for over 14 years, treating all sorts of foot problems. In 2019 she read the book, Could it be B12? By Sally M Pacholok and found it mind-blowing.
She did her training that year and started another business offering B12 injections from her clinic. She’s already seen amazing results and is able to offer the injection during lockdown.
So as we’re all in need of a boost right now, let’s find out more about whether this could be a treatment for us…
Can you tell us more about vitamin B12 – why do our bodies need it?
Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin. It’s a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body. Our body doesn’t make vitamin B12, it is absorbed from foods such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. The nutrient helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps to make DNA, the genetic material in our cells. It also helps to prevent a type of anaemia called megaloblastic which makes people feel tired and weak.
It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.
How do I know if it’s suitable for me?
Some people have conditions such as certain type of anaemia which stop them from getting as much vitamin B12 as they need, whilst other people, particularly those following a vegan diet, don’t get enough from their food. Symptoms of deficiency can vary but include extreme fatigue, lack of energy, muscle weakness, headaches, pale skin and often feeling faint.
A full consultation is done prior to the treatment to ensure that the injection is suitable for you.
Is it a fairly quick injection?
A B12 injection is a quick injection in the arm, the treatment is done by myself, wearing PPE in a sterile and covid-safe environment.
How long will the results last?
I have had some amazing results, especially last year when people needed a pick-me-up and a boost to their immune system. Results can last between one and three months.
How much does it cost?
It’s £35 for the consultation, prescription of B12 and the injection. The consultation must be carried out prior to the injection.
What do your clients who have had the injection say?
I consistently get feedback that they feel great, their mood and energy levels have improved, and they’ve seen definite benefits.
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