If you’re one of the many looking for extra help during your weight loss journey, B12 shots could be the answer. You may be unfamiliar with the concept, but physicians have been using injections as treatment methods to reduce unwanted pounds for years. The procedure is minimally invasive and usually leads to fast results.

Continue reading to find out more about injections and B12 shots to see if this could be an option for you.

Understanding Injections

Weight lossPhysicians discovered that injecting medication into a patient’s body takes affect quickly and without requiring a long period of recovery. Even though full results are seen within a day or two, this minimally invasive procedure allows patients to return to their daily activities almost immediately.

About B12 Injections

B12 injections are administered in a manner similar to medical injections. Tests will be performed to determine if you’re in need of the B12 shots, and then the doctor will determine how often you’ll need to receive them based on those results.

B12 is a nutrient that helps keep nerve and blood cells healthy, and also helps with the production of DNA. According to the Framingham Offspring Study, almost 40 percent of Americans are B12 deficient. This condition can leave people feeling tired and sluggish. After the confirmation from a blood test, physicians sometimes suggest monthly B12 injections to rectify this condition.

While most people take in enough B12 from a normal diet that includes milk, eggs, fish, poultry, and fortified cereals, there are some people who still deal with low levels. Vegetarians, vegans, people with Crohn’s or celiac disease, those who use proton-pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, or people who abuse alcohol are susceptible to low levels of B12.

B12 ShotsAn emphasis on B12 is a fairly recent phenomenon. Even smoothie places have begun adding it to beverages and claiming it will increase energy. Be aware of this trend as vitamin B12 is water soluble. If you’re not B12 deficient, adding it to beverages will make no difference.

Always be sure to consult a physician rather than making a self-diagnosis. The doctor will be able to determine if you’re actually in need of B12 injections.

Aligned Medical Group administers lipo B12 injections that include B-complex vitamins and amino acids which enhance the body’s ability to burn fat and give you more energy. These injections are often used in our medical weight loss program and help accelerate metabolism and maintain energy.

If you think B12 injections could be right for you, click here to schedule an appointment with Aligned Medical Group.