There are times when even diet and exercise are not enough to get rid of those stubborn pounds of body fat. At Optimal Weight Loss, we can help you get you the extra help you desire with the use of something known as lipotropic injections. If you are tired of endless dieting and exercise and still ending up with a flabby stomach, inner thighs and buttocks, then these lipotropic injections might be just the right option for you!
The word “lipotropic” means “increasing the utilization of fat”, or in other words, help burn your body’s fat. The substances that stimulate this process in the human body are called amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Three amino acids known to be lipotropic are methionine, inositol and choline. When these amino acids are combined with B12, these substances may produce a faster fat-burning reaction in the human body than diet and exercise alone.
Methionine is the biggest lipotropic in humans. Its job is to help our body eliminate toxins by clearing the flow of bile into the liver. This organ is our natural detoxification mechanism. Whenever estrogen levels reduce the flow of bile in the liver, methionine kicks in to prevent this. That way, the liver can continue to do its job properly. Methionine is also an excellent antioxidant.
Inositol helps break the fats and the bile that may remain stagnant in the liver. It may also modulate serotonin levels and assist in proper insulin function. This means that your mood may become more stable and feelings of hunger will be less noticeable. Better mood is also stimulated by the vitamin B12 that is combined with the lipotropic agents and you may even notice more energy due to B12’s effects too.
Choline is also responsible for reducing fat in the liver and gallbladder. It metabolizes the fats and sends them to the bloodstream where they are used up by the body. This means fat deposits in your body will decrease and their metabolism will be sped up. Like Inositol, it may also improve mood and may help you feel more calm and relaxed.
Vitamin B12 and the other B vitamins are responsible for turning carbohydrates into the glucose that our body uses for energy. These vitamins also help with the flow of bile into the liver and aid in the breakdown of the proteins and fats that we consume. Combining B12 or B-complex vitamins with the lipotropic amino acids may help speed up the process of burning fat and carbohydrates. The result is weight loss that is faster and safer than taking over-the-counter stimulants.
When given by injection, lipotropic amino acids enter your bloodstream quickly and go to work immediately. They can attach themselves to fat cells and metabolize them, preventing the fat from building up in the liver, and allowing your body to absorb nutrients better. Pills and liquid drops must first be digested by the stomach before the formula can get into the bloodstream. Therefore, injections produce faster results than pills and drops.
This treatment plan can augment your current weight loss strategy and even may help you from regaining your previously lost weight; it also helps your liver and the gallbladder function more properly and with more ease. A clean, detoxified body is a healthy body that can absorb food nutrients more effectively. Lipotropic injections can help you lose weight in your stubborn areas, like your belly, thighs and buttocks so you will not only look great, but you will also feel great.
Lipotropic injections are typically very safe. However, they do contain sulfur (not sulfa) and cannot be given to anyone with a sulfite allergy. Red wine contains sulfites too so if you can drink red wine, you can receive lipotropic injections. At Weight Loss MD, our physician is certified in obesity medicine and will supervise your care to make sure this option is right for you.
The most common side effect is injection site tenderness that usually goes away shortly after the shot. Infection at the injection site is uncommon but also possible. Allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, wheezing, hives, rash or swelling of the tongue, mouth or lips are possible as they are with any drug agent. Lipotropic injections have also been reported to cause stomach upset, nausea, mild diarrhea, short lasting fatigue or cloudy thinking, urinary problems and joint pains.
At Optimal Weight Loss, we can help determine if Lipotropic injections are right for you and create your individualized treatment plan. We can also provide guidance on how to incorporate these injections into a comprehensive weight loss strategy that includes healthy eating and exercise plans.
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