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B12 Injections with or without phentermine for weight loss

Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Most people get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, but a deficiency may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., poor nutrition, stomach/intestinal problems, infection, cancer). Serious vitamin B12 deficiency may result in anemia, stomach problems, and nerve damage. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Injections may be given daily when you first start treatment. Certain medical conditions (e.g., pernicious anemia) may require you to continue receiving injections every month.

B12 injections for Weight Loss

Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin found naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, fish and dairy products. Vitamin B-12 is also added to some foods and is available as a dietary supplement. Vitamin B-12 injections are commonly prescribed to help prevent or treat pernicious anemia and B-12 deficiency.

Weight-loss clinics offer vitamin B-12 injections as part of their weight-loss programs. Vitamin B-12 injections (shots) give you more energy and boost your metabolism, help you shed unwanted pounds.

Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Riomet ) is a drug sometimes used as part of a weight-loss strategy for people with type 2 diabetes. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can be a side effect of this drug. If you take Metformin, talk to your doctor about strategies to maintain adequate B-12 levels.

Getting large amounts of vitamin B-12 through vitamin B-12 injections isn't likely to harm your health. But vitamin B-12 can interfere with the effectiveness of some medications, so if you receive vitamin B-12 injections, be sure to let your doctor know.

B12 injection with healthy lifestyle, healthier foods in appropriate quantities and  physical activity in your daily routine is the proven way to lose weight and keep it off.

What are symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
  • Low energy
  • Tingling sensation or numbness in hands or feet
  • A swollen, red cracked tongue
  • Mood changes
  • Trouble concentrating and remembering things
  • Megaloblastic anemia
People at risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency:
  • People with a deficiency of intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is produced by the stomach lining and is necessary for the absorption of Vitamin B12 Removal of a portion of the stomach (i.e. post-gastric bypass surgery)
  • Pregnancy
  • Malabsorption diseases (Celiac Disease, Colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Lack of or deficiency of stomach acid. Stomach acid is necessary for making Vitamin B12 available from food. People taking heartburn medication, such as proton pump inhibitors, are at a higher risk for B12 deficiency and may benefit from alternative therapies to control/eliminate the heartburn or have regular Nutrient IV therapies and/or Vitamin B12 injections
  • Elderly
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with tapeworms
  • Alcoholics Excessive use of antibiotics
  • Excessive use of anti-convulsant medication
  • Daily consumption of Aspirin may increase the risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Discussing alternative therapies or having regular nutrient IV therapy and/or vitamin B12 injections can help.
  • Taking the diabetic medication, Metformin, is associated with a higher risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Never stop your diabetic medication without a physician’s advice. Diabetics on Metformin can benefit from regular nutrient IV therapies and/or regular B12 injections to replenish their Vitamin B12 levels.
  • Liver Disease
  • Cancer
What is the quickest, most effective way to correct a Vitamin B12 deficiency?

The best way to correct a deficiency of Vitamin B12 is through a Vitamin/Nutrient IV that contains vitamin B12 and/or via vitamin B12 injections. When administered intravenously or through injection, the Vitamin B12 is not subject to gut absorption and the entire dosage administered is available to the body for use. Any excessive amount not used by the body is flushed out in the urine due to vitamin B12 being a water soluble vitamin.

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