7 Benefits of Lipotropic B12 Injections – Weight Loss + Energy & More
Lipotropic B12 shots can help you lose weight, improve your metabolism, grow your hair back and improve your mood.
To be honest, these aren't even all of the potential benefits that you might experience while using B12 shots.
In this post I will walk you through the reason that I use a B12 + MIC injection EACH and EVERY week, what kind of benefits you might experience while using them and how to properly use them.
Let's jump in:
Why Consider Lipotropic B12 Injections
Lipotropic B12 injections might be one of of the best shots you'll ever receive.
Because certain vitamins and nutrients have been scientifically proven to help you in various ways (more on that below).
Enter lipotropic B12 injections.
These shots are formulated to contain a combination of the following vitamins:
- Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)
- Methionine (Essential amino acid)
- Inositol (Critical vitamin)
This combination of vitamins and nutrients has some very interesting properties that make them very attractive if you are trying to lose weight.
This is one of the main reasons that these B12 shots are used in weight loss offices around the United States.
But what might be more shocking to you is exactly HOW they work to help with weight loss and what other benefits you might get by using them.
Let's jump into the more obvious benefits, like weight loss, and move toward the less obvious benefits.
#1. More Weight Loss
Lipotropic B12 injections help you lose weight but probably not how you think.
We are conditioned to believe that there is some magical pill to help us lose weight, and that just isn't the case.
Knowing that gaining weight is more complex than simply eating more food, it's easy to understand that losing weight may require more than just 1 therapy.
So how does B12 + MIC fit into the equation?
Well through several mechanisms:
First the B12 helps increase energy levels and boost your metabolism which both indirectly lead to weight loss.
Secondly the MIC portion (standing for methionine, inositol and choline) help to actually BURN more fat while exercising.
So the combination of the two can really improve your overall weight, but for best results they should ALWAYS be used as part of a complete treatment plan.
That means the combination of exercise, stress reduction, diet, and specialized hormones.
#2. Increased Metabolism
Another very important benefit of using B12 + MIC is that it directly impacts your metabolism.
Because B12 and Inositol are involved in the mitochondrial production of energy.
This may not sound important until you realize that your metabolism DEPENDS upon your mitochondria.
Let me explain:
Your mitochondria produce most of the energy in your body. This energy is then released as heat through daily living such as breathing, eating, sleeping and moving.
The more energy you burn at rest the higher your metabolism will be and the more calories you will burn.
Vitamin B deficiencies are quite common and they can lead to a lower than normal metabolism resulting in weight gain over time.
So that means that if you have low vitamin B12 (there's a high chance you do) taking B12 injections will BOOST your metabolism back to normal and help with weight loss.
Don't forget that when it comes to weight loss one of the most important factors for determining if you will keep your weight off is your metabolism.
#3. Improved Liver Detoxification
This one may not sound very interesting until you realize that your liver is required to get rid of pretty much everything you come into contact with on a daily basis.
And nowadays, that is quite a lot.
Even your own hormones must be metabolized through the liver for proper elimination!
Certain nutrient deficiencies, like choline, are required for optimal phase I and phase II elimination pathways in the liver.
These are the same pathways that help you metabolize certain medications, nutrients and hormones.
A reduction in the efficiency of these pathways means you will have a build up of endocrine disruptors and other chemicals that act on hormonal receptors in your body.
These endocrine disruptors can lead to hormone imbalances like hypothyroidism and weight gain, so it is critical that you take care of them ASAP.
The C part of MIC stands for Choline which is involved in these pathways!
That means that taking choline can help boost your detox and help you get rid of these endocrine disruptors.
#4. Better sleep
Are you having difficulty with sleeping?
You probably didn't realize but lack of sleep is well known, and proven, to cause weight gain and blood sugar issues.
You probably also didn't know that Vitamin B12 actually improves your circadian rhythm and helps the depth and quality of your sleep.
It's worth pointing out that the study above showed that methylcobalamin and NOT cyanocobalamin helped improve the quality of sleep.
This is important because cyanocobalamin is a cheap form of Vitamin B12 that is used in certain supplements and its the type of B12 that you DON'T want to use.
Stick to high quality vitamin B12 in the methylcobalamin form.
#5. Better and Stronger Hair
Are you having issues with the texture or quality of your hair?
Have you noticed that your hair is not quite what it used to be?
Or even that your hair might be falling out more in the shower?
If you've noticed that ANY of the following situations may be true in your life you should consider using B12.
Because it turns out that studies have shown that in order to have optimal hair growth you NEED to have the following nutrients optimized:
- Vitamin B12: Serum levels must be greater than 600
- Ferritin: Serum levels be higher than 50
- Hemoglobin: Serum levels must be higher than 13
It's important that you evaluate your hair loss and get these nutrients checked if you are experiencing hair loss.
Because of this connection it's not uncommon that women notice an improvement in both the texture and the quality of their hair after using B12 + MIC injections.
Because they are probably deficient in B12 without even realizing it until they replete the B12 in their body.
#6. More Energy
You probably already know that Vitamin B12 is considered the energy Vitamin.
That's why it's in almost every energy drink known to man.
For the reasons we discussed previously (its involvement in the mitochondria) B12 can actually boost your energy.
But what you may not know is that oral B12 supplements may not be properly absorbed into your body.
Because absorption of B12 requires proper amounts of stomach acid and hormones to be functioning properly to be absorbed.
Because of this many people are taking B12 but still remain deficient and no amount of oral B12 is enough to fix the problem because they don't absorb it.
That's where B12 shots come in:
B12 shots are ALWAYS absorbed because they bypass the GI tract and go directly into your subcutaneous tissues and muscles.
This is why so many people notice an increase in energy while using B12 shots!
#7. Better Mood
Another huge benefit to using MIC + B12 shots is that they can improve your mood AND concentration.
Nowadays so many people suffer from the symptoms of depression or just feeling "down" that it's almost considered normal.
It is NOT normal to feel depressed and it is NOT normal to feel down.
These feelings are almost always an early indicator of something wrong inside of your body, usually nutrient deficiencies or hormone imbalances.
B12 shots have been shown to IMPROVE mood if used by themselves or in combination with other medications.
Back to you
B12 injections when combined with MIC have the potential to do so much more than help you lose weight.
In order to get these benefits you have to make sure you are using them correctly.
That means the right type of Vitamin B12 at the right dosage.
Make sure if you use B12 you get methylcobalamin and that you take at least 5,000mcg of B12 each week along with the MIC component.
If you have any questions about how to use this combination please leave your comments below!