Did you know that only 14% of Americans don’t take nutritional supplements? And did you know that taking nutritional supplements is not very effective due to low bioavailability? Since oral supplements have to pass through your gut, you only get five to 15% of the benefits you should get. At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD, we offer something better: vitamin B injections with lipotropic amino acid agents.
What Are the Benefits of Vitamin B?
Each B vitamin is important and provides many mental and physical health benefits. Vitamin B12 is arguably the most important B vitamin for weight loss. Some of the most incredible benefits you can expect from vitamin B12 are:
- Better brain health
- Better eye health
- Better mood
- Better heart health
- More energy
- Reduced risk of anemia
- Better bone health
- Better skin health
- Stronger nails
- Thicker hair
If you’re considering vitamin B injections because your goal is to accelerate your weight loss, it is vital that your B12 shots include lipotropics. Lipotropics help to facilitate weight loss because they support the health of your liver. This is important to your success because your liver plays a large role in fat metabolism.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose With Vitamin B12 and Lipotropics Injections?
You should expect to lose around a pound or two per week with vitamin B12 injections. At the end of the day, weight loss comes down to the number of calories you consume over a period of time. If you consume fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight, fat loss will occur. Where vitamin B12 and lipotropic injections come into play is that MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline) make the fat metabolism process more efficient.
These injections may also be the key to unlocking your weight loss success due to the mental and physical energy vitamin B12 will give you. If you suffer from depression, your symptoms will be relieved if your mental health condition is caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency. This can give you the motivation to exercise more and eat better. These injections will also give you more energy so exercising is easier for you.
What If I Want to Lose Weight Faster?
If you want to lose weight faster, the hCG protocol may be more appropriate for you. This protocol involves receiving hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injections. Human chorionic gonadotropin is commonly referred to as the pregnancy hormone because it is detectable in the urine when a woman is with child and used to detect pregnancy. However, it can be safe for both women and men.
The hCG protocol usually lasts between six and nine weeks and is broken down into three phases. The first phase, sometimes called the loading phase, involves eating as much as you want while trying to limit carbs and load up on protein and healthy fats. The second phase, aptly monikered the weight loss phase, involves eating 500 to 1,000 calories per day. This phase usually lasts between 21 and 40 days. The “final” phase lasts three weeks and involves 1,500 calories daily.
How Quickly Can I Lose Weight On the hCG Diet?
The hCG diet can easily result in two pounds of fat loss per week. Even better, you can expect to lose a lot of water weight when you start the protocol. Your body stores between three and four grams of water per gram of carbohydrate. When you limit your carbohydrate intake, your body first turns to glycogen (stored carbs and water) for fuel when it needs energy. Therefore, you can expect to see a much greater loss than one or two pounds per week at first.
Generally, it is recommended that you spend 21 days in the weight loss phase if you have no more than 20 to 25 pounds to lose. Otherwise, spending 40 days in the weight loss phase will probably be more appropriate.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
How many injections you will need depends on several factors, including how much weight you have to lose. We will create an ideal weight loss plan for you during your initial consultation once we verify these injections are appropriate for you. It should come as no surprise if you are advised to come in once per week until you have achieved your weight loss goals.
Note, since vitamin B12 is water soluble, you don’t have to worry about getting too much of this micronutrient. If you get more vitamin B12 than your body can use at once, it will be flushed out in your urine. Excess vitamin B12 is not stored in your fat cells.
Find Out Whether Vitamin B Injections Are Right for You
If you feel like you have trouble focusing or losing weight, it could be that you are suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency. If you’re in the DMV area, contact us today at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD to find out if vitamin B injections are right for you. We also have a convenient office in Tysons Corner, VA, just four miles away from Falls Church, VA via VA-7 W.