Sometimes low-calorie diets and exercise are not enough to burn stubborn fat. In fact, many people hit weight loss plateaus and find additional weight reduction goals to be difficult. Fortunately, healthcare professionals can administer weight loss injections to help with patient’s weight loss objective.
Weight loss injections, also known as lipotropic injections, consist of specific vitamins, nutrients, and other ingredients that promote weight loss. The most common ingredients in weight loss injections include:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B complex
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
- MIC (a combination of methionine, inositol, and choline)
Vitamin B12 is one of the most common ingredients in weight loss shots. This water-soluble vitamin is naturally present in a wide variety of food, such as meat, fish, and dairy products. Food and supplement manufacturers sometimes add vitamin B12 to their foods and dietary supplements. Doctors commonly prescribe vitamin B12 injections to help prevent or treat some types of anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 plays a critical part in keeping the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. Vitamin B12 also plays an important role in metabolism of fatty acids and protein. Deficiency of vitamin B12 results in inefficient use of energy in the body, which makes it more difficult for the individual to engage in the physical exercise they need to lose weight. B12 shots and other injections with metabolism-boosting ingredients can provide the energy people need to exercise.
Other ingredients in weight loss shots provide fat-burning benefits too. Vitamin B-6 plays an important role in the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates, for example, while BCAAs help build muscle, decrease muscle soreness after exercise, and reduce workout fatigue to help dieters get the most out of their weight loss workouts.
Weight Loss Injection Procedure
Depending on the patient’s individual needs, doctors may recommend weight loss shots up to two times per week to promote the energy and fat metabolism needed to lose weight. The exact dosage depends on the ingredients used and the frequency of shots. Patients may require treatment for weeks or months, depending on their weight loss goals.
Doctors and nurses administer weight loss shots into the patient’s arm or other areas containing more subcutaneous fatty tissues, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or thigh.
The ingredients used in weight loss shots are safe in small doses – the human body simply excretes excess ingredients through urine. As with all injections, it is essential to receive weight loss shots from trained nurses and be under the care of a doctor; side effects are uncommon but can occur. Side effects include (but not limited to) swelling, pain, itchiness, or redness at the injection site.
Anyone who struggles to lose weight, no matter how much they diet or exercise, may benefit from weight loss shots. For more information about weight loss injections, contact the healthcare professionals at Atlanta Mobile Aesthetics and IV Hydrotherapy. They specialize in providing private aesthetic and hydrotherapy services administered by trained healthcare professionals.