B complex vitamins consist of eight different water-soluble vitamins necessary for the development of healthy cells and tissues. These vitamins are vitamin B1, (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin)vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin)vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin).


B complex vitamins are vital for optimum health, and many people cannot get the minimum daily requirements of one or more B vitamins in their diet. A deficiency in one or more B vitamins can be dangerous, resulting in diseases of the nervous system, impaired growth in children, depression and memory loss.


Feeling good is one of the pathways to looking good, and we offer vitamin B supplement injections that can provide you with nutrients your body needs to look and feel refreshed.

We offer B complex (a combination of all B vitamins) and B 12 injections at  Windermere Pharmacy in addition to homoeopathic injections( T& C’s exist)


B 12 injections are important for many reasons. Cobalamin (another name for vitamin B 12) helps the human body to develop red blood cells and grow tissues.  An adequate level of B 12 improves cognitive function and forms Myelin, a fatty substance that protects nerve cells (call it the nerve insulation). B complex vitamins and B 12, in particular, are vital to everyone’s health, yet there’s an epidemic of B 12 deficiency in South Africa today.


There are a number of reasons for B 12 deficiency. Excessive alcohol consumption and certain prescription medications can cause a low level of B 12. The elderly and people with Crohn’s disease are also prone to a vitamin B 12 deficiency due to an inability to absorb the vitamin. Vegans and vegetarians need to supplement their diets with B 12 injections since vitamin B 12 is derived from meat, fish, poultry and animal-based products only. Regular B 12 or B complex injections will be needed to maintain a healthy level of B vitamins since B 12 is not found in any plant-based foods.

Here are some of the benefits of B 12 injections:

  1. If you’ve been diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, a weeklyB12injection will lessen fatigue, shortness of breath and depression caused by this condition
  2. For people who constantly feel run-down and depressed, but haven’t been diagnosed with either anaemia or clinical depression, a vitamin B 12 injection may increase energy levels, elevate your mood, and may help to prevent full-fledged anaemia or depression.
  3. B 12 injection will improve nervous system function and heart health. B 12helps clear out arteries, and it can help improve overall heart function when used in tandem with a healthy diet and exercise.

B complex  Vitamins boost energy, minimize migraine symptoms, improve nervous system function, and promote healthy pregnancies. Side effects are rare.  B complex injections are normally administered in 0.25 to 2 mL dosages, according to information on the National Library of Medicine website.

Here are some additional positive effects of B complex vitamins

  1. All B vitamins, especially B1, B2 and B3, aid the digestive system and help produce hydrochloric acid. HCL helps break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats, decreasing digestive problems.


  1. B Vitamins are essential for healthy, vibrant hair, nails and skin. They help prevent premature grey hair and wrinkles by ensuring proper cell reproduction and RNA (Ribonucleic acid) and DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) synthesis. If you suffer from fingernails that split and break easily, this may be due to aB complexB complex injection can also reduce the formation of acne, greasy skin, dandruff and other skin and hair problems.



  1. B Complex vitamins improve concentration and memory. They help break down Homocysteine, an amino acid that causes toxicity in nerve cells, and they also protect neurons in the brain. Vitamin B9 (folic acid) may help slow the effects of age on memory and lessen the chance of Alzheimer’s disease...

B 12 and B complex pills take a long time to absorb into your system. If you’re low on B complex or B 12 vitamins, an injection will produce quicker results. An intramuscular B Vitamin injection in the arm or the buttock enters the bloodstream directly, increasing your energy in a matter of hours or days instead of weeks. (The amount of time it takes to see an improvement varies from person to person.)

B complex and B 12 injections are quick, rather like getting a flu shot. The B 12 injection dosage varies from person to person, often beginning with a few thousand micrograms and tapering off as treatment continues and the body builds up its B and B 12 levels. Side effects are rare but may include nausea and headaches.

Contact us to learn more about how a B complex or B 12 injections can boost your energy and contribute to your overall health.


WINDERMERE PHARMACY AND HEALTH CENTRE, in conjunction with our Clinic, offers the Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B complex injections. Our Primary Care Practitioner will assess your requirements and advise on the doses required if necessary. Since all Vitamin B Injections require a prescription, we will advise you on the process.


Our in-house General Practitioner Dr VV Panday is on hand to Advise and prescribe as well.