Loosing fat without doing any excercise? Whattttt? Yep, Liprotropic injections help your body boost it's metabolism along with a whole bunch of other benefits. In this blog post, we will go through what Lipotropic and B12 injections are, what's in them, and what they do for the body.
B12 Injections: What Are They?
The Vitamin B12 is only found in animal foods and is needed by your body to form red blood cells and DNA, and plays an extensive role in the development in brain and nerve cells. It is estimated that up to 15% of the population(1), and 90% of of vegetarians and vegans (2) are deficient in this vitamin. An untreated Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems and/or pernicious anemia, which is when your body doesn't have enough of the vitamin to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs. Symptoms of deficiency include(1):
Megaloblastic anemia—a condition of larger than normal sized red blood cells and a smaller than normal amount; this occurs because there is not enough vitamin B12 in the diet or poor absorption;
fatigue and weakness;
nerve damage with numbness, tingling in the hands and legs
Memory loss, confusion;
B12 injections are the most common way way to treat and prevent this deficiency. Potential health benefits include:
Brain Function: Low levels of B12 have been linked to a decline in brain function, and may be linked to the development of dementia. (3) However, studies have found that B12 injections do not increase the brain function of those with normal brain function.
Depression: It's been suggested that low levels of B12 may be linked with depression and that taking the vitamin long-term may help prevent a relapse in depression. (2)
Osteoporosis: Low levels of B12 have been linked with osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone mass resulting in weaker bones and an increased risk of bone fractures. It's been suggested that taking vitamin B12 may lower your risk of osteoporosis. (2)
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Or the condition that gradually causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes. In people aged 50 and over, taking adequate amounts of B12 is though to be important to eye health. (2)
Lipotropic Injections: What Are They?
Lipo BC is a dietary supplement injection that assists in increasing energy and supporting liver function. Along with improving energy, the supplement contains nutritional elements that help with the proper use of dietary fats. These nutrients help keep your liver healthy and enhance the body’s metabolism, which then gradually reduces body fat. The injection contains the following fat burning compounds:
Choline: an essential nutrient needed for proper liver function. Choline plays an important role in many processes in your body, including: exports fat and bile from the liver and helps burn the fat into energy; DNA synthesis; liver detox; cell structure; and is involved in the production of neurotransmitters that are responsible for muscle movement, memory, regulating heartbeat, and other functions. (7), (8) AKA very important!
Inositol: Often referred to as vitamin B8, inositol is not a vitamin but rather a sugar and plays a structural role in your body as a major component of cell membranes. It also influences insulin and may help balance important chemicals in your brain like dopamine and serotonin. (6)
Methionine: is an essential amino acid, meaning it cannot be made in the body and must be obtained from your diet. Benefits of this supplement include: Nourishing the hair, skin, and nails; protecting the cells from pollutants; facilitating the detoxifying process; slowing down the aging process; helping with the absorption of other nutrients (such as selenium and zinc); aiding in the excretion of heavy metals (such as lead and mercury) helping the body’s excretion process; preventing excess fat buildup in the liver (by acting as a lipotropic agent—one that facilitates the breakdown of fats); lowering cholesterol levels by increasing lecithin production in the liver. (5) Also very important!
Vitamin B12: Serves many biological purposes including normal blood, brain, heart, and nervous system functions; most importantly, it’s essential for fat metabolism. (4)
B Complex Vitamins: Helps you feel more energetic and also promote the metabolism of fats. When these compounds are put together into the form of a solution to be injected into the bloodstream, they’re entering the body without any possibility of facing dilution or being inefficiently absorbed by the gut. (4)
Each of these components play a key role in utilizing and burning fat, distributing energy, and removing toxins from the body. The overall effect of lipotropic injections is enhanced weight loss, particularly when they are combined with a healthy diet and exercise program.
Side Effects of Lipo Injections
There is no procedure (aesthetic or wellness) that is without risks and potential side effects. Because everyone is different, it’s advised that you seek the advice of your physician before introducing any tool to aid in weight loss. Although side effects of of Lipotropic injections are relatively rare occurrences, anyone taking vitamin injections should be aware of the possibility of side effects. Potential side effects include:
redness, swelling, and infection at the injection site;
rapid heartbeat and/or chest pain;
muscle cramps and weakness;
allergic reactions including: difficulty breathing and swallowing, hives and/or skin rashes, shortness of breath or usual wheezing, and coughing**;
dizziness and confusion;
tight feelings in the chest;
**It is highly unusual to experience an allergic reaction from vitamins and minerals. The onset of allergy symptoms may reveal an underlying issue and you should seek immediate medical attention.
Even if you aren't trying to lose weight or treat a vitamin deficiency, Vitamin B12 and Lipotropic Injections can be incredibly beneficial to your mental and physical health. When coupled with a healthy eating and exercise program, these injections can boost energy levels, your metabolism, and the best benefit: aid in weight loss.
The Lotus is now accepting walk-ins for B12 and Lipotropic Injections, we just ask that you call ahead and let us know when you'd like to come in. The cost of these injections is $20, and we recommend receiving them once a week.
(1) “Vitamin B12.” The Nutrition Source, 4 June 2019, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-b12/.
(2) West, Helen. “Vitamin B12 Injections: Good or Bad?” Healthline, Healthline Media, 23 Apr. 2016, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-b12-injections#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5.
(3) Moore E;Mander A;Ames D;Carne R;Sanders K;Watters D; “Cognitive Impairment and Vitamin B12: A Review.” International Psychogeriatrics, U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22221769/.
(4) “Lipotropic Injections.” Millennium Physicians, 13 May 2021, https://millenniumphysicians.com/lipotropic-injections/.
(5) Christiansen, Sherry. “What Is Methionine?” Verywell Health, Verywell Health, 24 Aug. 2020, https://www.verywellhealth.com/methionine-4771763.
(6) MS, Makayla Meixner. “Inositol: Benefits, Side Effects and Dosage.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 15 Aug. 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/inositol#mental-health.
(7) Brown, Mary Jane. “What Is Choline? an Essential Nutrient with Many Benefits.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 7 Dec. 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-choline.
(8) “Choline Supplement: Overview & Benefits.” Cleveland Clinic, https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/22202-choline-supplement.
Cherney, Kristeen. “Lipotropic Injections Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Cost.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 14 Mar. 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/lipotropic-injections#frequency.