The “skinny” on Vitamin Shots as Part of Weight Loss Programs

Lasting weight loss is rarely an easy achievement. It usually requires changes in the way we eat, commitment to regular exercise, sticking to a bedtime routine that promotes optimal sleep, and digging deep within ourselves to address thoughts and attitudes that may have been contributing to bad habits. For some, medical conditions may compound the process even more. We all wish there was a magical fix, a snap of the fingers or a simple pill that would make weight loss easy.

While there might not be a magic pill, there are different therapeutics which when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program can add to the effectiveness, promoting healthy weight loss by supporting metabolism, aiding the body in elimination, improving hormone balance, and enhancing energy.

Vitamin shots have become a popular supplemental therapy for those embarking on a weight loss program. Given intramuscularly, these injections are more fully absorbed by the body than when taken by mouth, and are often given in their active form allowing them to be used quickly and easily without another conversion process. Often referred to as “skinny shots” or “weight loss shots”, these injections deliver a variety of nutrients utilized throughout the body. Some of the most commonly utilized nutrients are vitamins B5, B6, B12, and MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline).

While these nutrients are important for many physiological processes, the chart below outlines some of the ways they may contribute to enhancing a weight loss program. Vitamin shots and supplementation of nutrients may not be right for everyone, so be sure to consult with your doctor before trying any new therapies.

*Physiological Functions of Vitamins and Nutrients Commonly Utilized in Weight Loss Programs

B5 (Pantethine)

  • Necessary for optimal adrenal gland function, including production of hormones
  • Utilized in various stages of energy production
  • Assists in detoxification processes
B6 (Pyridoxine)

  • Promotes optimal glucose utilization
  • Improves hormone balance and elimination
  • Stabilizes mood
B12 (cobalamine)

  • Aids in carbohydrate metabolism
  • Assists in energy production
  • Utilized in synthesis of DNA
  • Improves health of nervous system tissues

  • Helps the body break down and eliminate estrogens
  • Required for breakdown and synthesis of proteins
  • Necessary for production of glutathione (Major antioxidant)

  • Improves thyroid function
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Boosts fertility by enhancing sperm motility and egg quality
  • Aids in fat metabolism

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Enhances memory
  • Supports liver and gall bladder function
  • Aids in fat metabolism

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