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what are lipotropic injections

What Are Lipotropic Injections?

Lipotropic injections are a widely used option to help you overcome weight-loss plateaus and kickstart your weight loss journey.

The cornerstone of weight loss plans rests on a healthy diet and exercise. But when you feel stuck in your progress, or want an extra boost to start, how can you make that happen?

There are a variety of options out there to supplement your weight loss efforts. And if you’ve been searching for support in your weight loss journey, you have probably seen lipotropics come up in your search. We’re going to break down what those are and if they’re right for you.

What are lipotropic injections?

Lipotropic injections are a mixture of amino acids and vitamins designed to help you lose weight. They are 

These are often confused with B12 injections. The reason is that the base of lipotropic injections is vitamin B12. But the injections are used for different purposes.

The B12 shot typically only uses vitamin B12 for the purpose of increasing energy. B12 helps your body produce more red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout your body. With more oxygen flowing, increased energy is a result.

Lipotropics, on the other hand, do more than boost energy. They also improve metabolism, clear out toxins, and help you burn more fat. The concoction in lipotropics goes farther and does more to efficiently boost energy while burning fat.

How do Lipotropic injections kickstart weight loss?

All the different vitamins and amino acids in the lipotropic injections serve different goals. 

Improve metabolism and burn more fat

There are multiple amino acids that help increase your metabolism. L-carnitine is included in lipotropic injections because it helps convert fat into energy. The amino acid makes your body more efficient at not only breaking down these fat cells but also using them. In addition, it helps your body more efficiently break down food into energy so it does not get stored and turn into fat. 

L-carnitine isn’t the only amino acid putting in the work to improve your metabolism and shed fat. There’s also methionine, inositol, and choline.

Together, these three amino acids help your body release fat throughout your body. Inositol helps remove stubborn fatty build-up from your liver and makes it harder for fat to store there again. Choline prevents fat build-up in your arteries. And finally, methionine helps your body release the fat stored in your cells so it can be efficiently used by your body as energy.

Here’s a breakdown of the vitamins and amino acids included in lipotropics and how they help you lose weight:

  • Methionine which as we know helps break down fat in your body. But it also helps treat depression and inflammation. And through the conversion of L-cysteine, it helps neutralize toxins, making it a powerful antioxidant. 
  • Inositol reduces fat build-up which leads to weight loss. But in addition, due to the reduced fat in your arteries, can help improve your overall health. It’s also improves mood and helps control appetite.
  • Choline is essential for weight moderation, and a deficiency in it can increase weight gain. It helps your body break down energy and transport nutrients throughout your body. 
  • Vitamin B1 improves your heart and brain health while helping to manage stress
  • Vitamin B2 helps turn fat, protein, and carbs into energy. Plus, it helps keep hair and nails healthy.
  • Vitamin B3 can help improve digestion and lower blood pressure.
  • Vitamin B5 is an essential nutrient to help with energy and the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids.
  • L-Carnitine can reduce fatigue and suppress appetite, plus increase strength to build more muscle and a healthy metabolism.
  • Adenosine helps minimize inflammation, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and promote weight loss.

The key to getting the right lipotropic injection for you is to talk with your doctor about your goals and what your health history is so they know how to help you best.

How often do you get injections for the best results?

There isn’t a one size fits all way to approach lipotropic injections. The dosage and frequency of getting the injections depend on a few things. 

For one, earlier in your lipotropics regime, it’s common to get the first few treatments in the span of one week. Then, the longer you use lipotropics, the more spread out the injections become. So how frequently you get the lipotropic injections depends on where you’re at in your weight loss journey. A standard amount of time for patients who are past the first week is getting regular injections a couple of times a month.

Aside from timing, it will also depend on your own metabolism and body chemistry. Depending on your starting physical health, age, and activity level, you may require the injections more or less frequently than someone else.

The good news is that however frequently you end up getting the injections, most patients feel a noticeable difference in the days following the first shot. Our patients have cited feeling more energized—especially those who pair the injections with exercise.

While lipotropics are effective, they are not a rapid weight loss scheme. They’re beneficial in tandem with a calorie deficit and exercise. It will still take time to lose weight, but they can help you lose weight faster and without frequent fatigue that can come with a change in diet and exercise routines.

Are lipotropic injections right for you?

Lipotropics are just one piece of a weight loss strategy, but they can be helpful for anyone experiencing the following:

    • Having difficulty losing weight—either starting or if you’ve reached a plateau and have been stuck at the same weight for awhile
    • Feeling sluggish while on a weight loss plan
  • Experiencing extreme fatigue due to weight and possible vitamin or amino acid deficiency

But lipotropics should not be used in isolation. They’re a good option if you are ready to follow a diet and exercise regularly as well. 

To try lipotropic injections for weight loss, you first have to talk with a doctor about options. 

At Valley Medical Weight Loss, we provide a range of lipotropic options to suit your weight loss goals. To talk with one of our doctors and kickstart your weight loss journey, visit one of our weight loss centers in Phoenix today.

lose stubborn fat

Lose Stubborn Fat with Lipotropic Injections

This weight loss supplement gives you the health benefits of vitamin B and helps you lose weight

Lipotropics might sound like some strange kind of injection. If you read that word and wonder what the heck is that?—you aren’t alone! 

It’s easy to question the legitimacy of lipotropics when the name of it doesn’t sound like anything you’re familiar with. But when you break it down, the purpose is right there in the name: lipo means fat and tropics means related to, influencing, or changing a certain hormone or part of the body.

Lipotropics simply means a substance that changes fat content in the body. So these are nothing more than injections that help people lose the stubborn fat that’s been most difficult to lose.

But how do these injections help people lose weight? 

What Are Lipotropics Made Of?

Lipotropics are most often a mix of B vitamins, methionine, inositol, and choline. And these injections are proving to drastically improve weight management and overall quality of life. 

For starters, Vitamin B is an essential nutrient with a ton of health benefits. Vitamin B:

  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of eye disease like macular degeneration
  • Improves mood
  • Reduces depression symptoms
  • Improves brain health
  • Boosts energy
  • Promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails

And there’s more than just one type of vitamin B. What’s often called vitamin B complex is the whole group of B vitamins that we need to be in good health.

Vitamin B-12 specifically is one of the most important for healthy metabolism and weight loss. But the absorption of vitamin B-12 isn’t always complete through normal consumption. Which is why injections are often provided now for those who will benefit from it.

As for the other compounds in lipotropic injections—methionine, inositol, and choline—these are incredibly beneficial molecules that get to work improving your metabolism and preventing fat accumulation in your cells.

Methionine is an amino acid that must come from our diet. Although our bodies can’t produce it on their own, it’s important for proper cell function, relieving pain, liver function, and detoxing the body.

Inositol has varied health benefits, but significantly elevates mood and prevents fat build-up in your cells

And choline is another essential nutrient your body can’t produce on its own. But your body needs it for transporting nutrients and good metabolism.

But how do all these compounds mixed together lead to weight loss? 

Lipotropic injections reduce fat in your liver and improve metabolism

Your liver function is important for good, healthy metabolism. But that gets compromised by having too much fat in the body. Because as fat levels elevate in the body, fat also builds up in the liver. 

The way you can end up with too much fat in your liver is simply by eating too many calories. And when this fat build-up happens, your liver loses the ability to function at full capacity. This means it won’t be able to filter out toxins as efficiently and liver inflammation develops. And if your liver gets inflamed, you can end up with more serious and life-threatening complications beyond weight gain alone.

Lipotropics are actually able to prevent and reduce fat build-up in the liver. 

The compounds in the injection get delivered to the areas of your body that hold onto fat cells—including the liver. As the liver loses fat, it works more efficiently. Your metabolism improves and your body has an easier time breaking down carbohydrates and stored fats.

So how can you ensure you get all these essential nutrients to protect your liver and lose stubborn fat?

At Valley Medical Weight Loss we offer four affordably-priced high-end options that get you the results you’re looking for safely.

  • B12 Injection

You’ll typically find two types of B12 injections. Some use cyanocobalamin and others use methylcobalamin.

Our top-of-the-line B12 injections are made using methylcobalamin. This is the most natural option for B12 injections. While cyanocobalamin is purely synthetic (man-made), methylcobalamin is a compound that naturally occurs in foods like eggs, fish, meat, and dairy.

Our B12 supplements are designed to give you the many benefits of vitamin B12 including:

  • More energy
  • Fat metabolism
  • Better sleep
  • Healthy immune function
  • Improved vision
  • Lipo B Injection

With the Lipo B injections, you get a blend of B12 and B6 plus methionine, choline, and inositol.

All of these together prevent fat build-up and increases fat removal from your liver. 

This is one of our most popular entry-level injections that will help you feel energized, lose stubborn fat, and detox your liver. It’ll help you achieve the weight loss you’ve been working hard for.

  • Lipo Excel Injection

Our Lipo Excel injection is our most popular option for a reason: you get everything in Lipo B plus a B5 vitamin and L-carnitine. 

Why are B5 and L-carnitine so important?

B5 gives an extra boost to your energy levels and helps your body more efficiently break down fats.

L-carnitine does the important work of increasing your strength and lowering fatigue while suppressing your appetite. 

It’s common knowledge that you’ll lose weight by cutting calories. L-carnitine makes that easier to do. You can cut calories without feeling all the fatigue and frustration that often comes with eating less!

  • Lipo Blast Injection

When you get the Lipo Blast injections you get the very best of what lipotropics has to offer. 

This injection is a complete B-complex vitamin blend with the best lipotropic compounds that burn fat fast.

The Lipo Blast injection can help lower your cholesterol, boost metabolism, and improve your overall energy and mood. Plus you still get the L-carnitine for the added benefits of suppressed appetite and improved energy.

Ready to lose stubborn fat? Get the right lipotropic for your fat loss goals

Whatever your goals and current health concerns are, we have a safe and healthful lipotropic option for you. 

Learn more about our lipotropic injections for weight loss or reach out to one of our locations nearest you to talk to one of our specialists about your options.

Sources:

  1. Berkheiser, Kaitlyn. “9 Health Benefits of Vitamin B12, Based on Science.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-b12-benefits.
  2. Tinsley, Grant. “Methionine: Functions, Food Sources and Side Effects.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 13 Apr. 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/methionine.
  3. Meixner, Makayla. “Inositol: Benefits, Side Effects and Dosage.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/nutrition/inositol.
  4. Link, Rachael. “Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 12 May 2020, www.healthline.com/nutrition/methylcobalamin-vs-cyanocobalamin. 
hCG diet

The hCG diet: A Powerful Weight Loss Tool

The hCG diet is one of our most popular weight loss plans—and for good reason. On average, our clients lose 0.5 to 3 pounds per day* following the plan. And the best part? They don’t feel hungry.

That’s because hCG—a hormone that’s the foundation of the plan—helps control hunger while also making it easier for you to lose weight. You may have heard conflicting views and opinions about the hCG diet, so let’s dive in to what it’s all about to clear some of that up.

What is hCG?

hCG injections are a major component of the hCG diet, so it’s helpful to have an understanding of what hCG is and how it works.

hCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a hormone that rises significantly during pregnancy. While the main function of hCG is to help the body support a growing baby, in 1954, a British doctor named Albert Simeons found that hCG in supplemental form may help with weight loss, too.

That’s because hCG can help boost your metabolism and control your hunger while you’re following a low-calorie diet.

The hCG Diet Breakdown

A standard hCG diet plan is divided into three phases: a loading phase, a weight loss phase, and a maintenance phase.

 

The loading phase is designed to ease the body into calorie restriction. During the loading phase, which lasts two days, you follow a high-fat, high-calorie diet, similar to a keto-style plan. You’ll also start hCG injections during this time.

The next phase, the weight loss phase, is when you’ll do the bulk of the work. During this phase, you’ll stick to a 500 to 800 calorie diet. These calories are divided between two meals—lunch and dinner. This phase lasts up to six weeks, depending on how much weight you’d like to lose.

Once you’ve hit your weight loss goals, you move on to the last phase—the maintenance phase. During this phase, you’ll slowly increase the amount of calories you eat, while also scaling back on your hCG injections. The goal is to transition to a more sustainable lifetime diet, which will include around 1,200 to 1,500 daily calories.

HCG Diet versus Low-Calorie Diet

You can still lose weight following a low-calorie diet without hCG injections, but there’s benefits of adding the hormone to your plan.

hCG targets fat deposits directly, so instead of losing lean muscle and fat (like you do with low-calorie diets), you lose mostly fat. In other words, the hCG diet reshapes your body and helps you retain your muscle structure.

The hCG injections also help control hunger and fatigue, which makes it easier to stick to the plan so that you can reach your goals.

Why hCG Injections?

hCG is a protein, so when you take it by mouth, your digestive system immediately starts to break it down. This breakdown renders the hCG inactive by the time it reaches your bloodstream. That’s why the hCG that’s in capsules, tablets, or drops has a minimal effect on your body.

On the other hand, injections bypass the digestive system so that the hCG remains intact and can start its work on your fat almost immediately.

A Word of Caution

You should not take hCG if you’re pregnant or nursing. Even in healthy individuals, it’s possible that there may be some side effects. Possible side effects include

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry hair
  • Acne
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Rash

Some women have also experienced menstrual changes while taking HCG. In most cases, a normal menstrual cycle returns as soon as the program is over. Men most commonly develop an enlarged prostate and a more apparent outlining of the breasts.

Disclaimer: HCG is a drug which has not been approved by the food and drug administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets.

*As with any weight loss program, there are no guarantees for individual weight loss. Information provided herein is based on historical research, studies, and results from the many thousands of former HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) weight loss clients. Individual success is dependent upon a variety of factors.