Our favorite celebrities tend to look amazing for their age and have seemingly unending stores of energy. They also tend to be on the cutting edge of anti-aging and performance-enhancing therapies, opting for nonsurgical face-lifts with microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or getting intravenous or injectable vitamin infusions for energy and hydration.
You may have already read about how Justin Timberlake “took” a vitamin B12 (cobalamin) shot for Madonna when they worked on an album together. Other health-conscious trendsetters use vitamin B12 because they want to turn on their metabolism’s fat-burning capabilities to stay strong, trim, and thin.
At Murray's Health & Wellness, in Naples, Florida, board-certified internist and expert Dr. Emilia E. Murray may recommend lipotropic vitamin B12 injections as part of your weight loss and wellness regimen.
Why you need B12
As far back as 1954, researchers noted the lipotropic capabilities of vitamin B12. Lipotropic refers to a substance’s ability to process and burn fat. Your body uses vitamin B12 to produce important structures, including nerves, blood cells, and DNA, as well as regulate your immune system and hormones.
Unfortunately, your body can’t produce its own B12. You also can’t get B12 from fruits and vegetables — no matter how many you eat — because it’s only found in meat and animal products. Vegans, vegetarians, and women and men with absorption disorders may not get enough B12 from their food, or are unable to properly absorb and use it.
Some symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include:
When you consult with Dr. Murray for weight loss, problems with metabolism, or lack of energy, she conducts a thorough examination, including drawing blood to determine your current levels of B12. She may also recommend other medications that help you turn on your metabolism and burn fat or to treat underlying conditions that are negatively affecting your health.
If Dr. Murray determines that you need more B12, she administers a simple injection containing 1,000 mcg B12 in the comfort of the office. The injections bypass your gastrointestinal system and are absorbed by your circulatory system, so your body puts the B12 to use immediately. Benefits of a B12 injection include:
- Immediate energy
- Improved metabolism
- Boosted long-term energy
- Better mood and cognition
Dr. Murray recommends weekly vitamin B12 injections while you’re in the weight loss phase. You may opt to continue B12 therapy over the long term, as the vitamin has no side effects.
Part of a healthy new lifestyle
While weekly B12 injections alone make a big difference in your energy and fat-burning capabilities, at Murray’s Health & Wellness, we take a holistic approach to your well-being. In addition to B12 injections, Dr. Murray advises a whole-foods diet with plenty of healthy, enjoyable exercise. She also offers a completely customized weight loss program that includes weekly check-ins, support, and individually tailored nutritional supplements.
To find out if B12 injections should be part of your wellness and weight loss regimen, call us today or use the online appointment form.