At Aesthetic Essentials, several of our weight-loss and wellness programs incorporate vitamin B12 as a way to help you look and feel great from the inside out. While many of our clients have heard of vitamin B12 as a weight loss solution before, often they don’t know how exactly it works to help you reach your wellness goals. In this post we discuss what exactly vitamin B12 is and how it works, including its specific mechanisms of action that help you burn fat and look fabulous. To learn more about our weight loss or wellness programs or to schedule an appointment for one of our services, contact our medspa in Willoughby Hills today! And don’t forget to check out our special offers, which rotate regularly.
What Is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is one of the most essential vitamins for your body, as it is involved in the metabolism of virtually every cell. It especially affects DNA synthesis and regulation, as well as fatty and amino acids. Some of its most crucial functions include supporting the development of red blood cells, strengthening the brain and nervous system, and enhancing immunity. Vitamin B12 can be found in many of the foods that we eat, particularly those sourced from animals, such as meat, milk, fowl, fish, shellfish, and eggs. Grain-based foods may be fortified to contain extra vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a serious medical condition that can cause symptoms such as fatigue, lethargy, depression, memory difficulties, breathlessness, headaches, and gastrointestinal difficulties, including constipation, diarrhea, and loss of bladder or bowel control. One of the major complications of vitamin B12 deficiency is anemia, which results from a lack of red blood cells in the body. Having anemia can make you feel incredibly tired and weak. A vitamin B12 deficiency can also lead to long-term weight loss problems. If you do manage to exercise, you will burn fewer calories and see less satisfying results.
How It Works for Weight Loss
Supplementing the body with vitamin B12 can also help improve your success with weight loss. This is because vitamin B12 is so essential for the body’s optimal performance of metabolic processes, including turning the food you eat into glucose. Glucose is a type of sugar that acts as the body’s fuel for everyday activities, and getting the right amount of glucose is essential for avoiding lethargy. This is why many energy drinks, breakfast cereals, and other “fueling” beverages and foods often are fortified with supplemental B12. Furthermore, vitamin B12 acts as a “cofactor,” meaning that it assists the enzyme methylmalonyl-COA in fat and protein metabolism.
Another way that vitamin B12 can help your weight woes is by reducing anxiety and stress, which are often associated with chronic weight gain. Furthermore, the more weight you gain, the more depressed you get, creating a vicious, potentially life-threatening cycle. Vitamin B12 can provide you with the motivation and energy you need to get regular exercise (which itself can help mental health problems). Studies have consistently shown that those who exercise regularly are more likely to be within a normal weight range. On top of this, vitamin B12 can help you lose weight even if you don’t manage to exercise. This is because a healthy body uses up fat for energy even while resting. If you are having metabolic issues due to a vitamin B12 deficiency, your body will simply store up fat that could otherwise be shed just by going about your daily activities.
Our Vitamin B12 Programs
Several of our weight loss and wellness programs here at Aesthetics Essentials incorporate vitamin B12. One such service is our Rapid Weight Loss program, which includes a routine vitamin B12 fat burner injection to help you increase your metabolism (ability to break down glucose) and release stored fat as you go about your day. By incorporating the pound-shedding power of vitamin B12 with the revolutionary benefits of the hormone hCG, our Rapid Weight Loss program can help you slim down in a manner of weeks; in fact, most patients report a loss of one-half to one pound a day!
Another one of our programs that uses B12 is our Skinny Shot. Each of our skinny shots includes a potent blend of vitamin B12, inositol, lipotropics, choline, and methionine to help you increase your metabolism and burn fat, even while resting. Like our Rapid Weight Loss Program, our Skinny Shots can also help you combat daily fatigue and, for patients with allergies, even reduce histamine release.
There are two recommendations for skinny shots: They should be taken either two to three times a week for six to eight weeks, then four times a month, or they can be taken one time daily for 30 days for quick, convenient weight loss. Both ways have been proved to be highly effective! In fact, most patients see on average 15-20 pounds of weight loss within a six- to eight-week period!
Lose Weight Fast With Vitamin B12
At Aesthetics Essentials, we’re committed to offering only the highest weight loss and wellness services to our clients in Willoughby Hills. If you’re interested in harnessing the life-changing power of vitamin B12 to help you on your weight loss journey, then contact our medspa today.