Lipotropic injections (also known as Lipo injections)
What are they?
You may have heard of the lipotropic injections that are super popular lately. These injections are comprised of powerful amino acids, and vitamins said to increase metabolism, boost energy, and enhance your body’s ability to burn fat cells. They are often labeled as “fat burners,” “Lipo-B,” “MIC-ultra burn,” “Lipo-vite,” “Lipo-Trim,” and many others. In short, these injections are offered in many integrative medicine and medical spa businesses and promise weight loss and energy benefits.
Lipo-B: What’s in them?
An essential amino acid that helps break down fats within the liver, lower cholesterol, helps prevent fatigue, and can even provide a slight histamine release! Methionine is needed for many bodily functions and needs to be consumed by either taking supplements or eating foods high in methionine. Those foods may include sesame seeds, eggs, cheese, meats, spinach, fish, and potatoes. Taking this as a supplement directly into the muscle results in rapid absorption. Other potential benefits discovered in various research studies include improved skin elasticity and tone, decreased depression, and improved symptoms of Parkinson's and pancreatitis.
Inositol has been removed from some Lipo-B blends/pharmacies, so this may not be included in your injection. Interestingly enough, inositol has been researched along with its effect on polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), given it has been named an “insulin sensitizer.” This ingredient has been shown to positively impact menstrual regularity and carbohydrate metabolism.
Choline is an essential nutrient that supports liver function and helps promote waste excretion through the liver. This nutrient is responsible for transporting and metabolizing cholesterol and fats. Evidence has shown choline to be beneficial for memory and nervous system support.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
Vitamin b-12 is an essential component of our Lipo-B injections. It has been shown to boost metabolism and energy, assist in fat storage burning, increase sleep, help regulate mood and appetite, and boost red blood cell production.
An additive in Lipo-Mino Injections: L-Carnitine
While L-Carnitine is not in our Lipo-B injections, they are included in another injection formulary, Lipo-Mino. As another essential amino acid, L-Carnitine is needed to break down fat, preserve muscle during exercise, and reduce muscular fatigue. When taken orally, only a tiny amount can be absorbed, whereas taken as an injection, 100% can be absorbed.
How long does it take to see results?
This can vary depending on the individual. Given we all have different degrees of metabolism, in addition to diet and exercise habits, these injections can differ in their overall effectiveness. Lipotropic injections are not intended to replace weight loss efforts, nor are they a “quick fix.” Individuals who want to try these injections should make necessary lifestyle changes, such as adopting a proper diet and beginning a workout.
How much weight can you lose?
The studies are limited regarding how much weight can be lost with these injections. Again, this can vary on a few factors. What are your nutritional and diet habits? Are you getting adequate sleep and hydration? All of these factors must go well together to see results.
These powerful amino acids, combined with vitamin B12, are said to stimulate liver metabolism, give you an energy boost, and accelerate the body’s ability to burn fat. When used in combination with diet and exercise, Lipo-B is said to help promote weight loss. Are you ready to schedule yours today?
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