Vitamin B12 provides energy, improves the function of the blood and nerve cells, and helps the body to create DNA. At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD, Falls Church, VA, and Tysons Corner, VA, we offer vitamin B12 injections combined with lipoplex and lipotropic compounds to people who want to lose weight. The shots are suitable for everyone, but they are particularly beneficial for DMV residents who are also anemic or vegan.
Who Should Consider Getting Vitamin B12 Injections?
Most minerals and vitamins can be derived from food, so patients don’t need to take supplements or have injections. However, certain groups of people find it hard to get enough vitamin B12. They include vegans, vegetarians, and those with pernicious anemia.
The B12 shot with lipoplex and lipotropic compounds is suitable for patients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area looking to lose weight because it provides them with much-needed energy. This makes the weight loss process easier and less disruptive.
Patients Looking to Lose Weight
Losing weight is extremely hard for several reasons. One of the biggest problems is that patients often don’t have enough energy to complete all their daily tasks while they’re following a low-calorie diet. This makes it challenging for them to stick to their weight loss plans because they’re struggling to balance their diets with work and their families’ needs.
Vitamin B12, lipoplex, and lipotropic shots can help because they provide the body with extra energy. They also support the function of the patient’s immune system and the production of DNA. At the clinic, we combine B12 with fat busters like Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Adenosine, and L-Carnitine. Together, these substances help to mobilize fat and speed up the patient’s metabolism, so weight loss becomes easier.
Patients with a Vitamin B12 Deficiency or Pernicious Anemia
The body stores approximately 1,000 to 2,000 as much vitamin B12 as it requires per day. That’s why a vitamin B12 deficiency can take several years to become apparent. Once it does, patients often suffer from excessive fatigue, so they find losing weight almost impossible without the B12 and lipotropic injection.
Although anyone can suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency, it is most common in people who have an autoimmune condition called pernicious anemia. This disease prevents patients from absorbing B12 from foods and dietary supplements. Because their bodies can’t absorb and store vitamin B12, people suffering from pernicious anemia almost always need vitamin shots.
Vegetarians and Vegans
Most healthy people get adequate amounts of B12 from their diets. Foods that contain this vitamin include fish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. Beef liver and clams are two of the best sources of vitamin B12. Although some fortified foods like cereals are available, this vitamin is almost exclusively available in foods derived from animals. That’s why vegetarians and vegans often experience insufficiencies and deficiencies.
What Happens If a Patient Gets Too Little Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is essential for the body’s function. If a person gets too little of this nutrient, they might develop megaloblastic anemia, a condition that makes them feel very tired and weak. Some other signs of a B12 deficiency are pale skin, loss of appetite, heart palpitations, and infertility. Many people also experience nerve problems and mental health issues like depression.
In the long run, B12 deficiencies can lead to major health issues. Patients who suffer from a chronic deficiency might develop dementia, memory loss, heart disease, strokes, and even certain kinds of cancer.
Why Use Vitamin B12 For Weight Loss?
Even if patients don’t yet have an acute B12 deficiency, they might struggle to lose weight if their bodies don’t get enough B12 on a daily basis. They might experience issues like constipation, a lack of energy, and shortness of breath when exercising. These symptoms can make it hard for people to lose weight and keep up with their regular lifestyle at the same time.
The vitamin B12 and lipotropic injection supports many of the body’s functions, so it helps patients to remain healthy while they follow a low-calorie diet. It speeds up people’s metabolisms and makes it easier for them to exercise regularly. Injections work faster than supplements because they deliver the nutrients directly to the patient’s bloodstream.
Who Can’t Have Vitamin Injections?
Vitamin B12 isn’t toxic, not even in large quantities. That’s why most people who would like to lose weight are good candidates for the B12 shot. However, we always ask our patients to provide us with a detailed medical history and information about the drugs they take because this vitamin can interact with certain medications.
Let us know if you’ve ever had problems with the function of your kidneys or liver or if you have eye issues because you might not be a good candidate for the B12 and lipotropic shot. You also can’t take part if you have an infection, or you are receiving treatment that affects your bone marrow.
Lose Weight and Regain Your Energy with Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 injections are great for DMV residents looking to lose weight because they provide patients with plenty of energy and strength. B12 and lipotropic injections are particularly beneficial for patients who are also vegans or vegetarians. Get in touch with us at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD
Falls Church, VA, and Tysons Corner, VA to find out more about our injections. We’ll be happy to put together a customized treatment plan for you.