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B12 Shots for Weight Loss - Benefits and Side Effects

Updated on February 1, 2011

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B12 Shots for Weight Loss

For anyone who wants to shed excess weight, the most tried and true method is a proper diet and frequent exercise. Nevertheless, there are some ways to enhance your likelihood of reducing your weight.  One of those ways is B12 injections which has shown to improve a persons overall health.  There are those that have a B12 deficiency and require the shot, but that doesn’t mean its right for you.  We'll discuss what exactly the B12 shot for weight loss is and what benefits or side effects may result from taking this shot.

What exactly is B12?

B12 is a nutrient you could acquire by eating fish like bass or salmon, as well as clams and lean meats.  Taking B12 may also increase a persons metabolic rate which increases energy levels.  Increasing your metabolic rate not only helps you burn calories even while resting, but stops the extra consumed fats from just being stored; more will be used up to produce the energy.

Even though there is a lack of clinical proof that B12 injections for weight loss work, some have reported that taking B12 helps in controlling weight gain.  Regardless of the advantages or disadvantages of B12, experts agree that the most efficient way to get vitamin b12 into the blood stream is by taking a b12 shot.  Since B12 helps in making your metabolic rate work appropriately, it could be one factor in the success of every fat reduction plan.

Some doctors would have you taking B12 shots for weight loss once a week, but there are things to consider.  Price is one thing to consider because the shots run upwards of $25 dollars per shot.  Now, if you need 1 to 2 shots a week that might be more than you are willing to pay.  Once taking the shot if you see positive gains in your energy levels and just overall feeling good, then you could opt to have the shot twice a week or twice a month.  As with any medically related treatment, your doctor will advise you best.

B12 shots for weight loss can also produce weight loss results, because often they contain some sort of fat burner.  These shots may contain a lipotropic complex which combines natural herbs, multiple vitamins and minerals.  This lipotropic complex supports healthy liver organ function and will help the liver manage fats. These fats are broken down and then move throughout the bloodstream where they may be used to produce energy.

Vitamin B12 Basic Information

b12 shots for weight loss
b12 shots for weight loss

B12 Shots Benefits

The benefits of B12 shots may be reduced stress levels, skin condition improvements, energy level increases, and possible weight loss.  If you're in good shape, feel healthy and balanced and have no lack of energy then taking the B12 effects may be minimal.  However if you are feeling run down, on the go all the time then a B12 shot may just be the thing to help give you a boost.  Having a B12 deficiency though and taking the shot, may improve your bodies response to any weight loss program and increase your energy overall. 

B12 Shots Side Effects

As with any shot, medicine or product you take, there can be side effects.  Not all people will experience these side effects, but there are symptoms that you should be aware of.  If you decide to take the B12 shot and experience any of these side effects, contact your physician immediately.  These may include:

  • Moderate diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Inflammation at the area of injection
  • Headache
  • Tightness within the chest area or raised heartrate
  • Muscle soreness, weakness, cramping pains
  • Regular urination
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • A sensation of excessive exhaustion or tiredness
  • Swollen hands, lower legs, arms, ankles or feet
  • Hives
  • Itchiness
  • Visible rash on the skin surface

If considering b12 injections for weight loss just understand it’s not the only answer.  Proper diet, exercise and learning about nutrition all will benefit you in the long term.  Like some, you may have a B12 deficiency and require the shot, but your doctor will examine your overall health and help you decide.

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