One of the problems with weight loss is that everyone responds differently. While the fundamental equation for losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume, it can be much easier to say it than do it.
This is because below the surface, your body adjusts to changing conditions. If you cut back on calories too much, you may inadvertently trigger an energy-conservation response. Unfortunately, your deliberate efforts to lose weight won’t change your body’s chemical response. The intensity of this response can vary widely depending on the person.
Lipo-B12 injections may add the boost you need to jump-start your weight loss efforts. In this blog, Timothy Beck, MD, of Life Point Medical, LLC, in Clayton, Georgia, explains what these injections do and how they may be able to help you.
The role of vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a common building-block nutrient that’s typically easy to get through a balanced diet. In your body, it’s used to support blood and nerve cells, and it’s also part of the DNA renewal process, the genetic blueprint found in every cell.
B12 is also crucial in the prevention of a type of anemia that can leave you feeling tired and out of energy.
Reasons for vitamin B12 deficiency
Though it may be easy to consume enough B12 in your diet, many people have trouble accessing the vitamin from food. To be metabolized, B12 is combined with a particular protein made in your stomach, without which the vitamin won’t be absorbed into your body. Among the reasons B12 may not get absorbed into the body are the following:
Some people don’t absorb B12 because their stomachs don’t make the needed protein. You may consume adequate amounts of B12, but if you don’t have the needed protein, the B12 will pass through without absorption.
Insufficient stomach acid
In older people, there may not be sufficient stomach acid to start the breakdown process.
Drug side effects
Diabetics who take metformin may have low B12 levels as a side effect of the drug.
Lack of meat consumption
B12 is naturally available only in animal proteins, so people who eat vegetarian or vegan diets may not consume enough B12.
One solution in these cases is getting B12 way of an injection. This way it bypasses the digestive system and is fully absorbed.
Weight loss and vitamin B12
When taken in conjunction with a weight management plan, vitamin B12 can help jump-start the fat-burning process. Lipo-B12 injections are designed to target deposits of fat so your body can release the fat. Besides B12, these injections include methionine, an amino acid that helps the body process fat through the liver.
Furthermore, Lipo-B12 injections include inositol and choline. Inositol is a type of sugar found in the human body, and it helps reduce blood cholesterol and helps support the metabolic process. Choline is a nutrient that helps the liver process out waste and helps prevent cholesterol from being deposited into one focused location.
These injections may also help boost energy and mood. Some people report better sleep patterns and sharper mental acuity. Furthermore, delivering B12 directly into your bloodstream may also help your body absorb other nutrients and also assist with detoxifying your liver.
To learn more about Lipo-B12 injections and to see if they may be able to help you lose weight, book an appointment online or over the phone with Life Point Medical, LLC today.