Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Have you been struggling with weight loss? You're not alone! The New Mexico Department of Health estimates that 35% of our population is overweight or obese.
What are Lipotropic Injections?
Lipotropic injections contain amino acids methionine, inositol, choline, and are oftentimes given in combination with vitamin B12, or carnitine. The combination of medications is injected into the body stimulating the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism.
How do Lipotropic Injections Promote Weight loss?
Each of the nutrients contained in the lipotropic fat-burning injection work to enhance your body’s metabolism.
Methionine: Methionine is an amino acid that aids break down the fat that passes through your liver, which may also lower your cholesterol level.
Inositol: Inositol is a form of sugar that helps your body regulate insulin sensitivity, thus improving glucose uptake from cells.
Choline: Choline is an important factor in supporting and maintaining the structure of cells, plays a role in cellular signaling (communication), and fat metabolism. Choline is also needed to produce acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions.
Vitamin B-12: Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin, although true deficiency is rare it is required for proper nerve function, development of red blood cells, and serves as a cofactor in the creation of methionine production in the body.
L-Carnitine: L-carnitine is an amino acid that is required for the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
What do you need to know?
You must understand that these injections do not do the weight loss or the fat burning for you however they are one of the key steps that are needed to optimize the biochemical aspect of metabolism which will also help enhance your body’s response to your weight loss behaviors and efforts. Bottom line is that these injections give you that extra “push” because your body is ready to work for you as you are provided with the above key vitamins and amino acids, but you must also increase physical activity and make dietary changes to promote weight-loss.
As with any medication, there is a potential for side effects:
Pain at the injection site
Allergic reactions such as rashes and shortness of breath
Constipation or diarrhea
Increased heart rate
Lipotropic injections are generally safe since we customize them for every client, and our staff is trained and licensed to administer them in our clinic.
Ready to REFORM your health? Give Reform ABQ a call to schedule your injection today!