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Can B12 Injections Really Help Me Lose Weight?

Losing weight can be challenging, and it’s even more difficult when nutritional imbalances stand in your way. Because of its important role in metabolism, your levels of vitamin B12 can have a major impact on your weight-loss efforts.

Unfortunately, data show vitamin B12 deficiency is surprisingly common, affecting as many as 15% of people, either because they’re not consuming enough of the vitamin or their body is having trouble absorbing it and using it.

At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our team specializes in weight-loss treatments that use a custom, patient-centered approach for optimal results. In this post, learn how vitamin B12 injections could help you finally reach those elusive weight-loss goals.

The basics of B12

Vitamin B12 is an “essential” vitamin, which means your body can’t function normally without it. B12 plays multiple roles in keeping you healthy, supporting nerve and blood cell health, and helping your body produce DNA. It also plays a key role in metabolism — the processes your body uses to convert food to usable energy.

When B12 levels are low, it can have a direct impact on your metabolism, making it harder for your body to use or burn calories which in turn makes it harder to lose weight and keep it off. 

Without adequate B12, you’re also more likely to experience symptoms like chronic pain, depression, and fatigue, each of which makes it harder to get the physical activity you need to drop extra pounds and keep weight gain at bay.

Managing your weight with B12 injections

Vitamin B12 isn’t found naturally in as many foods as other vitamins, which is why many products are fortified with B12. Still, without making an effort to include B12-rich foods in your diet, it can be difficult to consume enough to keep your metabolism optimized.

Yes, you can take B12 supplements or a multivitamin that includes B12. But the vitamins found in supplements typically aren’t as “available” to your body as vitamins that come from natural food sources — and again, if your body isn’t absorbing vitamin B12 efficiently, you can wind up with a deficiency despite those supplements.

Injections deliver vitamin B12 directly to your bloodstream, which means the vitamin is immediately available at full strength for your body to use where it’s most needed. With injections, we optimize the dose to your needs, and because injections bypass your digestive system, you don’t have to worry about how much is being absorbed.

Injections also won’t cause stomach upset that’s associated with some supplements, and they don’t require major changes to your diet, either. Used in combination with healthy eating habits and regular physical activity, vitamin B12 injections can help ramp up your metabolism and increase your energy levels so you can finally reach your weight-loss target.

Lose the weight, improve your health

Weight loss can help you feel more confident and more energized, all while reducing your risks of serious weight-related medical problems

To learn more about vitamin B12 injections and how they can play a role in your weight management plans, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness in Pompton Plains and Jersey City, New Jersey, today.

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