5 reasons to try Vitamin Injections
Faced with the pressure of increasingly busy lifestyles and demanding schedules, sometimes we all feel a little depleted and in need of a pick me up. Vitamin injections are a quick, easy and painless way to infuse the goodness of vital nutrients into the body, so they can directly attend to the areas they’re needed the most.
There are two types of vitamin injections available here at Elizabeth Tetlow Aesthetics:
B12 is necessary for many different processes in the body. It plays a vital role in the regulation of our metabolism, as well as ensuring healthy skin and hair, normal energy levels and balanced mood.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant that supports our immune health, cardiovascular system and promotes health hair, skin and nails.
Each one has different benefits – so it’s important to have a thorough consultation with us first so that we can make sure you’re getting what you need.
Are vitamin injections right for me?
More than 20% of people in the UK are deficient in essential vitamins, as it becomes increasingly difficult to get the nutrients we need from the food we eat. Hectic lifestyles can also result in vitamin deficiency, which can take some time to remedy through daily supplements alone.
Often your body will give you subtle signs and symptoms to indicate that you’re running low on essential vitamins. If you’ve noticed any of the following signs or symptoms resonate with you, vitamin injections could help.
- You have recently been poorly or have low energy levels
- You’ve been through a period of significant stress within the past few months
- You regularly forget to take your daily supplements
- Your skin and hair are lacklustre (including dry, brittle hair, hair loss, dry skin and more noticeable signs of ageing)
- You feel sluggish and fatigued (including being tired as soon as you wake up)
- You’re constantly picking up infections and viruses
Low soil quality has been linked to deficiencies in key vitamins including vitamin B12 and vitamin C – even for those with the healthiest diets. For this reason supplementation is often one of the only options available in order to ensure you’re getting what you need to stay fit and healthy.
5 reasons to try vitamin injections
There are so many advantages associated with vitamin injections – as they’re currently the most hassle-free and effective way to top up your vitamin levels. Some of the most common key benefits include:
1/ Healthier skin, hair and nails
Vitamin B12 is essential in order to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. This is because it protects against cell damage and inflammation, ensuring that healthy cells are constantly being renewed. Hyperpigmentation, dry cracked skin and dull, brittle hair and nails are all signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Meanwhile, vitamin C also has a role to play when it comes to looking our best – as adequate levels are necessary for the healthy growth, development and repair of all body tissues including collagen and skin cells. It is also a potent antioxidant, protecting skin against harmful toxins from pollution, foods and chemical exposure and reducing inflammation.
Regular vitamin B12 and vitamin C injections can help you to maintain a youthful, glowing appearance and protect against signs of ageing and hair loss.
2/ Improved metabolism
Many people suffer with symptoms of a slow, sluggish metabolism – lack of energy, persistent weight gain and stubborn fat to name a few. All B vitamins are important for energy production – but B12 in particular is especially important when it comes to how cells in the body access and use nutrients from the food we eat. If you’re trying to lose weight or want to boost your metabolism, addressing B12 deficiency with vitamin injections could be beneficial for you.
3/ Elevated mood
If you’ve been feeling listless, down or anxious recently but can’t put your finger on the reason why, it could be down to the vitamin levels in your body. A huge number of chemical reactions occur to keep us feeling our best both physically and emotionally – and without the right balance of vitamins and nutrients brain health and mental wellbeing can suffer. Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in the production of serotonin – the ‘happiness hormone’ which helps to elevate our mood. Preliminary research has shown that B12 deficiency can be linked to higher risk of depression – so ensuring levels are topped up via vitamin injections is an easy and simple way to protect against this.
Vitamin B12 also protects myelin in our nerve fibres to help support healthier brain function and protect against memory loss and ‘brain fog’.
4/ Enhanced energy levels
As vitamin B12 is closely linked with the function of our metabolism, it’s understandable that chronic fatigue can be a sign of deficiency. If your ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone, it may be time to consider vitamin injections.
Vitamin C also contributes to the sustainability of normal energy levels – as it also supports restful sleep.
5/ Immune system support
Vitamin C has an important role to play when it comes to supporting the immune system – protecting against the onset of illness as well as helping the body to fight complications should we come into contact with viruses and bugs. Vitamin C injections deliver directly into the bloodstream for fast-acting immune support.