What Are Lipotropic Injections?

Lipotropic injections are supplements that provide your body with an increase in lipotropics, specialized amino acids that are particularly useful for breaking down stubborn fats and preventing cholesterol from building up.  Lipotropics are also useful for anyone looking to lose weight.  They help remove toxins from the liver, and also prevent too much fat from accumulating in and around it.

Lipotropic injections provide your body with additional amino acids to help with losing weight and maintaining good health.  Lipotropic injections typically consist of choline, inotisol, methionine, and vitamins B12 and B6.

Why Are Lipotropic Injections Used?

The most common use for lipotropic injections is weight loss.  Lipotropic injections are so potent for this purpose because they are able to target specific areas of fat that are normally very difficult to deal with.  Stubborn stomach fat, thigh fat, and hip fat are typically difficult to target and lose, and are more easily lost when using lipotropic injections combined with regular diet and exercise.

The ingredients of these injections are all specifically chosen because they perform different tasks that greatly aid with weight loss.  Some of these specialized tasks include removing fat from the liver, preventing cholesterol build up, and lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.  Combined, these ingredients aid in burning fat while also reducing the risk of developing dangerous liver conditions.

There are other benefits of using lipotropic injections.  These may include:

  • Healthier skin and nails
  • Lowered excess water gains
  • Better estrogen balance
  • Relief from adrenal fatigue

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that has many uses for many different systems throughout your body.  Metabolism, brain health, the maintenance of your nervouse system, and energy levels are all influenced in some way by, or specifically require, vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is found naturally in animal products, including meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy.  It is also artificially added to some foods, mostly fortified breakfast cereals.

Vitamin B12 is water soluble, so it is easy for your body to remove it in the rare case that you find yourself with any excess B12 at any one time.  Your liver is also capable of storing vitamin B12 for long periods of time, making it unlikely for B12 supplements to be wasted..

Why Supplement With B12?

B12 supplements are used to improve B12 levels and to treat the symptoms of B12 deficiency.  Pernicious anemia is one of the more dangerous conditions that B12 supplements are used to treat, though the potential uses of B12 supplements are much wider reaching.

Your brain and nervous system require vitamin B12 to function properly, and increasing the levels of vitamin B12 in your body may improve your mental functions, such as memory and concentration.  It may also reduce the risk of brain damage.  With low levels of B12, your nervous system may not function properly, and the risk of brain shrinkage increases heavily.  Additionally, improved B12 levels may make it less likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, and may even offer some help with your sleep cycle.

However, B12 has many important uses for your physical health as well.  B12 is needed for metabolism and energy production, and is often used to aid with weight loss.  Having enough B12 is an important part of losing weight, as B12 is needed to provide you with the required energy and metabolism.  B12 may also improve the immune system and help you resist disease.

Types of B12

There are two common forms of B12: cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin.

Cyanocobalamin

Cyanocobalamin is a form of B12 that combines the cobalamin with a cyanide group.  While cyanide is most known for being a deadly poison, the amount used in supplements is so low that your body is easily able to pull it away from the cobalamin and remove it from your body.

Cyanocobalamin is useful for treating B12 deficiency and its symptoms, including pernicious anemia.  However, you should speak to your doctor before beginning use to go over any concerns related to allergies or complications related to interaction between cyanocobalamin and other medications.

Cyanocobalamin injections are the most common and effective way of receiving this supplement.  When taken regularly, they may be able to keep your B12 levels at a healthy range.

Methylcobalamin

This form of B12 is very similar to cyanocobalamin, but it uses a methyl group, one that contains carbon and hydrogen, instead of a cyanide one.  This form of B12 is typically more expensive and may be more difficult to find.  Methylcobalamin typically has a more potent and longer lasting effect.

Like cyanocobalamin, it is possible to be allergic to methylcobalamin, and it may have poor interactions with certain medications.  You should speak with your doctor before starting use of methylcobalamin.

Injections are  the most common and effective of this supplement, as well.  Despite the differences in composition, methylcobalamin is used in essentially the same way as cyanocobalamin.