When you’re working hard to lose weight, it’s okay to get a little boost from certain supplements. At Empower Weight Loss Associates in McKinney, Texas, the team of nurse practitioners under Diana Patton, FNP-C, provide lipotropic injections. These nutrient-dense shots give you an edge over excess fat, allowing you to drop those extra pounds even more quickly.
A lipotropic injection is a compilation of powerful nutrients that rid your body of fat deposits by improving your liver and gallbladder function. Your liver is a critical component in ridding your body of excess fat stores. When it gets backed up, or if it doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to do its job, your weight loss efforts will come to a screeching halt. And it’s your gallbladder’s job to speed up your metabolism and continue breaking down fats.
Lipotropic injections provide amino acids, including choline, methionine, and inositol. These nutrients help your liver and gallbladder process fats efficiently, so it’s easier for you to lose weight.
It depends on the formula that you need. Most of them at least contain:
Vitamin B complex
Because you have options when it comes to selecting a lipotropic injection, you might get additional nutrients too. All of these nutrients work together to burn fat stores, remove toxins, and boost your energy levels.
Your lipotropic injection will have some vitamin B12, although you can get a separate B12 shot in addition to the lipotropic injection, or instead of it. While vitamin B12 is responsible for making new cells, protecting nerves, and keeping your heart healthy, one of its biggest roles is revving up your metabolism.
Vitamin B12 starts the process of breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats from the foods you eat. You’ll probably have more energy after a B12 shot, especially if your B12 level is low.
While you can get B12 from most types of meat and seafood, or even multivitamins, sometimes your body doesn’t absorb it efficiently during the digestive process. The perk of lipotropic injections and B12 shots is that you’ll get the nutrient delivered directly to your bloodstream, bypassing any possible issues that can happen during digestion.
It’s normal to feel a little stinging with any injection; you may even be slightly sore at the injection site afterward. But since you’ll probably be so happy with your improved energy and weight loss results, you won’t mind getting a small stick when you get your lipotropic injections.