If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, chances are you’ve also spent a lot of time blaming yourself when the pounds won’t melt away. You do your best at the gym, and when it doesn’t pay off, you berate yourself for not hitting the weights harder. Or you diet strictly and when the scale remains stuck at X, you consider not eating ever again. Sound familiar?
You may be surprised to learn that while it is certainly important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, the answer to significant weight loss isn’t always a matter of will power. Imbalances in your body may be working against you. A vitamin B12 deficiency in particular results in fatigue and a sluggish metabolism, making weight loss especially difficult. And believe it or not, nearly 40% of Americans are deficient in vitamin B12.
Metabolism is a key part of losing weight and looking and feeling your best. Metabolism is your body’s ability to convert what you eat and drink into energy, and the speed of your metabolism can dramatically affect your weight loss efforts.* A highly efficient metabolism burns more calories, which helps eliminate unwanted fat.* Certain vitamins, amino acids, and nutrients act as energy boosters. These energy boosters act to rev up the metabolism, allowing your body to do its job of burning fat and calories more efficiently.*
Vitamin B12 plays a number of important roles in your body. It supports the metabolic process by helping to break down the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates you consume and to turn them into energy that you can use. It aids in the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your organs.
And it’s involved in the synthesis of chemicals that help regulate your mood.Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency range from fatigue and anemia to depression to forgetfulness. People who receive vitamin B12 injections to address their deficiency experience a wide range of weight loss and health benefits, including:
- More energy to get to the gym and live an active lifestyle
- Increased metabolism so your workouts have more impact
- Improved concentration and mood so you feel better in general
- Lowered risk of heart disease and stroke so you can enjoy a longer life
- Boosted immune system so you stay healthy
- Better sleep so you can get up and do it all again tomorrow
Generally speaking, anyone is a good candidate for B12 injections. However, those who are 50 years or older, vegans, vegetarians and those with digestive issues are particularly good candidates.
At Prime Med Spa in San Diego, our Skinny Shot B12 injection may be just the thing your body needs to help you shed those unwanted pounds. By boosting your metabolism and providing you with that extra energy to give your workouts everything you’ve got, the Skinny Shot can help you burn fat and calories more efficiently.
Give us a call at (858) 272-2021 and schedule a consultation so we can help you achieve your weight loss goals today.
Why B12 injections instead of oral supplements?
Vitamin B12 can be found in animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy, and most people get enough through their diet alone. But not everyone does. Vegetarians who do not supplement their diet are often found deficient in vitamin B12. The elderly and people with intestinal disorders are also often deficient in vitamin B12 because their bodies do not sufficiently absorb the nutrients from their food. In many cases, B12 injections are a better option than oral supplements because they bypass the gastric system and ensure that the nutrients are absorbed into the body.
Vitamin B12 injections also ensure accurate dosing (because none of the nutrients are lost in the digestive process) and many people appreciate that they require less frequent administration than oral supplements.
WHY DO I NEED VITAMIN B12?
The body needs vitamin B12 to help red blood cells, nerves and DNA carry out essential functions. Most people ingest this vitamin through the foods they consume or supplements. The problem is, many individuals don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs, or the B12 they digest is not absorbed properly into the body.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF THE DIET SHOT?
Some benefits include increased energy and metabolism, an improved sense of well-being, minimized seasonal allergies, and decreased irritability.
WHAT ARE SOME SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY?
Most people who are lacking vitamin B12 experience leg aches, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbances and in severe cases- tremors.
WHAT FOODS ARE GOOD SOURCES OF B12?
Shellfish such as clams, oysters or mussels are a great source of B12.