What happens when everything from appetite suppressants to fitness programs is not enough? There is a relatively new treatment using lipotropic injections. The injections are designed to reduce weight, increase energy and produce results when other methods have failed.
Most lipotropic injections contain a combination of B-12 and/or B-6 vitamins and amino acid compounds such as:
- Methionine--an amino acid that reduces fats and aids in lowering cholesterol.
- Choline--a nutrient known to help reduce fat in the liver.
- Inositol--a nutrient used to metabolize and transfer fats in the blood stream.
- Betain--amino acid derivative that helps the body restore energy needed for daily activity.
All of these ingredients are critical to the body's efficient use of fat.
A lipotropic injection is usually intramuscular, meaning injected into the muscle under the skin and fatty tissue in specific areas of the body. These injections are designed to cause overall weight loss by boosting metabolism and energy levels. After several injections, the person should become more active and burn more calories when moving or performing basic bodily functions. In addition, the active ingredients break down fat cells into smaller particles and are carried through the blood to muscles to be used for fuel, particularly during exercise. As a result, the increased calories burned and fat elimination leads to weight loss if calorie intake does not increase.
Our doctors and weight-loss specialists can administer the injections at our clinic. Most patients or clients undergo the procedure 2-3 times per week for 2-6 months. Patients are expected to lose 1-3 pounds per week with diet and exercise. The injections range in cost varies depending on dosage.
Aside from weight loss, there can be many benefits from the use of lipotropic injections. Lipotropics are formulated to enhance liver function, which helps detoxify the body, increase metabolism, and store glycogen, the principal storage form of glucose. A healthy liver also secretes bile more effectively, which in turn aids in digestion and the breakdown of fats. Wellness Plus Clinic weight-loss experts believe that lipotropic injections boost the immune system by stimulating the growth of antibodies, which detect and destroy foreign and abnormal tissue. Lipotropics are also known to increase energy levels, which may enhance mood, vitality and overall health.