Tracey Witty of Loughborough in the UK is Petitioning CEO MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) Ian Hudson to “Please make our life saving injectable vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) available over the counter.” Her petition has over 6000 signatures already and could use your help!
Hundreds of thousands of UK citizens are B12 deficient, there are many symptoms, many causes and it is commonly misdiagnosed. Vitamin B12 has no known toxicity, in fact it is used in huge quantities as a treatment for cyanide poisoning. You cannot overdose on B12 injections.
This deficiency can occur for many reasons, these include – inborn errors, parasites, and the use of many common drugs including, metformin and Omeprazole.
B12 deficiency affects all body systems, from our brains to the tips of our toes. The protective coating for our nerves is stripped away and our brains start to shrink from a lack and a restriction of a 55 pence B12 injection. Many patients are misdiagnosed with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Bipolar, Multiple sclerosis, Chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, ADHD, fibromyalgia to name a few. Countless sufferers remain undiagnosed due to flawed diagnostic tests, a lack of screening and health professionals lack of knowledge of the condition.
Removing the classification of POM (Prescription Only Medicine) from our injectable B12 would have a profoundly positive affect on sufferers, their families and society as a whole.
Many countries all over the world including EU nations – France, Germany and Spain allow their citizens to buy this essential vitamin over the counter. Please give us the chance for optimum healing by allowing us unrestricted access to the amount of B12 our individual bodies need. We are all at different levels of damage and numerous symptoms are reversible with the right level of treatment if diagnosis is early enough. Each patient is only too aware of when they need another injection but these pleas for help fall on deaf ears.