B-Vitamins and Lipotropic Injections

What are Vitamin B Injections?  

Our Vitamin B Injections are a combination of a high quality B-12 and B-complex solution given intramuscularly. B vitamins support many energy pathways in the body that give us a sense of well being and assist with anxiety, depression and fatigue. 

What are Lipotropic Injections or the “Slim shot”

Lipotropics is a fancy word for three amino acids that are essential for the health of your liver. We highly recommend our HCG Diet patients have a weekly injection of our "slim shot" injection to help them with energy, fat burning, metabolism, liver function and immunity during phase II and phase III of the HCG Diet.

Improve your Weight Loss with the Slim Shot Injection

  • Reduces the storage of fat
  • Increases your metabolism
  • Improves energy
  • Assists with weight loss & fat burning

Lipotropics effectively reduce appetite and increase your body’s natural fat-burning processes.  This injection consists of a mixture of amino acids and vitamins and is given in office once per week on phase II & phase III of the HCG program. Many of our patients say that this injection improves energy & overall health.

What are the ingredients in the "Slim Shot" injection on the HCG Diet ?

Methionine is an amino acid that acts as a lipotropic (fat loving) agent to speed up the removal of fat within the liver & to prevent excess fat buildup in problem areas. It helps to detoxify the body of heavy metals and is considered to be an strong anti-oxidant. Many report a boost in energy from Methionine. When higher levels of toxic compounds are present, more methionine is needed. Without lipotropics such as choline and inositol, fats and bile can become trapped in the liver, causing severe problems such as cirrhosis and blocking fat metabolism.

Inositol exerts lipotropic effects as well. An “unofficial” member of the B vitamins, Inositol has even been shown to relieve depression and panic attacks.  Inositol has also shown to help with break down and  re-distribution of body fat. It is reported to offer a calming effect, improve quality of sleep and treat depression. This important nutrient may also play a role in reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Choline is essential for fat metabolism. Choline is known to assist our bodies to efficiently burn fat while supporting and promoting weight loss. Choline supports the health of the liver, improving its ability to process and excrete chemical byproducts within the body.

Pyridoxine (B6) injections are critical for protein metabolism, energy production and normal nervous system function. Vitamin B-6 is involved in nearly 60 enzyme systems in the body. B6 is necessary for normal growth, red blood cell synthesis and vitamin B-12 absorption.

Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient that is critical for maintaining normal functioning nerve cells; helps to produce DNA, and RNA; and boosts fat metabolism in the body.  Vitamin B12 is also referred to as the “energy vitamin.”  Many patients report an energy boost after a Vitamin B12 injection.  B-12 is very difficult to absorb through the gastro-intestinal system. , and will help to increase metabolism. Vitamin B12 is used in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates & proteins. Most people taking stomach acid inhibiting medications will be deficient in B-12.

Chromium is an essential mineral (not made by the body). It is vital in regulating carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Chromium has been shown to lower blood cholesterol while mildly raising HDL (the good cholesterol).

Niacinamide (B3) is used to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol. It helps with energy production and is needed for the proper function of the adrenal glands.

Riboflavin (B2) is vital for healthy eyes, production of antibodies and proper tissue repair. It helps to metabolize medications and environmental toxins, is needed for energy metabolism and helps with the regeneration of glutathione, the strongest antioxidant produced by the body.

Thiamine (B1) is involved with many of the body’s cellular reactions, including the burning of carbohydrates for energy. It helps the body adapt to stress and avoid adrenal burn out.  It also helps with metabolism of thyroid hormones and is required for proper nerve function.

Pantothenic Acid (B5) also known as Dexpanthenol is involved in the body’s metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It helps convert food into energy and is needed to make fatty acids. This B vitamin stimulates the adrenal gland and is used in red blood cell production.

Carnitine - The primary function of carnitine in the body is to regulate fat oxidation (burning). L-Carnitine is responsible for transporting fat to the fat furnace in our cells called mitochondria. Unless fat makes it to the mitochondria, it cannot be oxidized; regardless of how much you exercise or diet.

 Costs

B-12/B complex  Injection -- $30

Lipotropic “Slim Shot” Injection -- $40