You’re eating well and exercising, but still the pounds don’t seem to budge. You may wonder if your weight is just stuck where it is and if you need to learn to accept it. The answer is no!
Everything plays a complex role in regulating your weight, including your vitamin intake. Vitamins can have a powerful impact on your weight, but you may need more than just oral supplements.
One powerful vitamin is B12, which is much more effective when delivered by injection. Our providers at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss explain more about why B12 injections might be just what you need to jumpstart your weight loss.
What vitamin B12 does
Vitamin B12 is water-soluble, which means you can’t overdose on it. But it also means that your body doesn’t store much of it.
You may not notice when you’re running low on B12 because the effects of having too little are subtle. But you’ll definitely notice the effects when you get an injection because you suddenly feel fabulous.
The first thing B12 does is give you an instant boost of energy, which you certainly feel. B vitamins are key ingredients in energy drinks, along with caffeine and a bunch of other stuff that’s not always necessary.
When it comes to bang for your buck, you’ll definitely feel it a lot more from a B12 injection.
What else B12 can do
Vitamin B12 is about more than just energy. This vitamin also:
Aids in weight loss
B12 has many properties that are beneficial for your body. For example, it affects your metabolism and body fat.
One animal study showed that a lack of B12 causes an increase in obesity and cholesterol. Another study found that B vitamins can reduce weight gain and promote weight loss by boosting your metabolism.
The science is clear: Your body needs B12. While we can’t promise weight loss, it should certainly be part of your arsenal if you’re trying to lose weight, especially if you’re not seeing the results you think you should.
Women may be mildly anemic and might not know it. The monthly loss of blood through your menstrual cycle makes it easy to become depleted of healthy red blood cells.
Some women have a condition called pernicious anemia, which means that your body doesn’t have enough B12.
But even without pernicious anemia, being mildly anemic can make you feel run down and low on energy. Anemia includes symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and cold hands and feet.
Enhances your beauty
Vitamin B12 not only makes you feel better, it can help you look better, too. B12 increases the turnover of your skin cells, which can make your skin look healthier and more vibrant.
Many women also notice that their hair looks thicker and more lustrous after getting regular B12 injections.
B12 also strengthens your nails and repairs your skin. B12 has such a strong role in promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails that it’s sold over the counter in supplements designed specifically for that purpose. You’ll find that injections are a much more effective system of delivery.
Do you want to try it for yourself? Contact us today at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Ontario, California.