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Vitamin B12 Shots for Weight Loss and More Energy Recommends Toronto Naturopath

Posted By on 11 January 2017

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Withdrawing Vitamin B12 solution  from a bottle  for injection.
Withdrawing Vitamin B12 solution
from a bottle for injection.

You really can be healthier, thinner and more energetic by taking more Vitamin B12. There are many ways to get your B12, orally, by spray and also by injection, which is a service that we offer at the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre in Toronto. We also offer these Vitamin B12 injections at our second office in Pickering.

There are a number of conditions, associated with weight gain that respond well to therapy with Vitamin B12 an these include having high homocysteine levels, fatty liver disease and being over the age of 55. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you also risk being deficient in Vitamin B12

How Vitamin B12 Injections Help With Weight Loss

Vitamin B12 facilitates weight loss by converting homocysteine into methionine, which in turn helps regulates how your body deals with proteins and fat in the blood stream. Vitamin B12, which contains cobalamins, also helps your body generate hemoglobin, which in turn promotes weight loss by increasing cell respiration.

Vitamin B12 also assists with DNA synthesis inside of your cells, which prevents inflammation and insulin resistance. The culminative result of B12 supplementation is a boost in energy and mood and an increase in endurance, which will help you to burn off more calories by exercising for a longer period of time.

How Do Vitamin B12 Injections Work

The Vitamin B injections are administered in the form of cyanocobalmin or hydroxcobalamin. In some countries, a prescription is required for this, but not in Toronto, Canada. In the Pinewood clinic, it is usually the naturopath or physician who administers the shot. Injections designed to induce weight are generally administered in amounts up to 4mcg.

This is an intramuscular shot that ideally should be injected by a professional to reduce the chance of swelling in the injection area.

Alternatives to Getting Vitamin B12 Injections

If you don’t like getting injections you can also also take your B12 in the form of an oral spray. You take up to 10,000 mcg of Vitamin B12 a day. Follow the recommendations on the bottle to get the appropriate dosage. Avoid rinsing your mouth out afterwards, or you could minimize the effect of the spray.

You can also take the same amount of Vitamin B12 in the form of a pill that dissolves under the tongue.

Be aware that with some people taking high amounts of one vitamin can diminish the levels of other vitamins in your body so be sure to check with a naturopath, dietician or doctor before embarking on a program of self-supplementation. Be aware too that Vitamin B12 can interact with various medications such as antibiotics, the diabetes medication Metformin and medications for ulcers such as Tagomet or Metformin

For more information about Vitamin B12 injections, nutrition or to book a consultation about anti-aging, naturopathic testing, weight loss programs or any health issue you may be interesting in investigating, visit the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website at www.pinewoodhealth.ca or call our Toronto Office at (416)-656- 8100. We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at info@pinewoodhealth.ca and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.

 

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