You've heard it before: weight loss is achieved by eating less and moving more. Additionally, the things that you do eat should be nutritious and good for you. It sounds simple enough. But putting those “simple” sentences into practice can be anything but!
Because of this, many people find themselves frustrated and stuck in their weight loss efforts, no matter how hard they try to meet their goals. Why does this happen? Every case is different - but sometimes, this lack of weight loss occurs when we are in need of important minerals and vitamins.
At the Right Weight Center, we understand that nutrition has a major impact on weight loss. We also understand that sometimes people struggle to get their most important nutrients through diet alone. That’s why we offer services specifically designed to help patients tackle their nutritional needs in a weight-loss centric manner. Not only do we provide diet and exercise planning - but we provide lipotropic injections designed specifically to address the nutritional needs that food alone may not always meet!
What does that mean for you? We explain below by answering some of the common questions about our nutrition and injection services:
Why Do You Offer Lipotropic Injections In Addition To Diet Planning?
Lipotropic injections are supplements that, when combined with appropriate healthy living habits and meal planning goals, are useful in helping patients lose weight - particularly fat. These injections contain a range of compounds that can (when combined with proper diet and exercise) enhance weight loss efforts while increasing vitamin and mineral intake.
One such compound in these injections is vitamin B12, which is considered safe in large quantities and is very important to good health.
What Is B12? What Does It Do?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that’s naturally found in animal foods and products - particularly shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. (Vegetarian-friendly foods with B12 include fortified milk products and fortified cereals.) It plays a major role in a number of the body’s essential functions. Specifically, this nutrient:
- helps to keep our brain cells, nerves, and blood cells functioning properly.
- plays a role in the development of red blood cells.
- helps our body break down the carbohydrates that we consume.
- helps the body convert fats and proteins into energy.
Because it is involved in so many bodily functions that correlate to healthy energy levels, B12 is sometimes known as 'the energy vitamin.'
What Happens When We Don’t Get Enough B12?
When people don't get enough B12 through diet alone, they are likely to suffer from ailments such as megaloblastic anemia. Megaloblastic anemia is marked specifically by an insufficient amount of red blood cells - a health issue which is known for making patients feel tired and weak.
Over time, low levels of the vitamin may also raise your risk of experiencing mental health problems such as depression. In the worst long-term cases of B12 deficiency, people also experience neurological problems.
Should I Consider Injections That Contain B12?
When addressing your health and weight loss needs, it’s always worth considering whether or not a particular nutrient deficiency is playing a role in your current health situation. Of course, doctors and specialized clinic managers can both help you evaluate your health needs and determine what action you want to take to address them.
In our experience, B12 injections (which offer faster and stronger benefits than a pill alone) can be a wonderful resource for people - particularly for:
- People who are prone to megaloblastic anemia
- People with certain digestive disorders, specifically Crohn’s disease and celiac disease
- Older individuals (as the digestive system’s ability to naturally absorb B12 decreases over time)
What Else Is In A Lipotropic Injection?
B12 isn’t the only ingredient in lipotropic injections! These injections contain a range of compounds that can - when combined with proper diet and exercise - enhance weight loss efforts while increasing vitamin and mineral intake. They work by helping to catalyze the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body.
All of the ingredients in our injections specifically can be found on our website.
This Was Interesting. What Are My Next Steps?
We’re happy to discuss our injection services and to answer any additional questions you may have directly. Please contact our team if this is a discussion you want to have! We will gladly help you determine whether you are a good candidate for lipotropic injections, or if another weight loss solution is a better fit for you. With our board-certified staff, custom plans and FDA approved tools, our team can provide the advice and tools you need to achieve your weight loss goals.
Ready to get started? Just call us at 301-345-7885, or walk in during our office hours!