B12 and Lipo Shot Events
We do full monthly doses of both Methyl B12 Injections and Lipotropic Injections 2 times per month at each location. We will be adding the availability of Amino Blends, Vitamin D, Biotin, Glutathione, as well as others over time. The benefits of B12 and Lipotropic injections are reported to be better sleep, better mood, more energy, stronger hair and more of it, deeper sleep, efficient liver detoxification/fatty cell removal, increased metabolism and weight loss. Needless to say these vitamins and minerals basically affect every area of your life. All events are on a walk in basis, and make sure to come with questions. We love to talk about what we offer!
General Information: Methylcobalamin, or vitamin B12
is a B-vitamin. It is found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meats, and dairy products. Although methylcobalamin and vitamin B12 are terms used interchangeably, vitamin B12 is also available as hydroxocobalamin, a less commonly prescribed drug product, and methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is used to treat pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as to determine vitamin B12 absorption in the Schilling test. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin found in the foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. Deficiency in healthy individuals is rare; the elderly, strict vegetarians (i.e., vegan), and patients with malabsorption problems are more likely to become deficient. If vitamin B12 deficiency is not treated with a vitamin B12 supplement, then anemia, intestinal problems, and irreversible nerve damage may occur.
The most chemically complex of all the vitamins, methylcobalamin is a water-soluble, organometallic compound with a trivalent cobalt ion bound inside a corrin ring which, although similar to the porphyrin ring found in heme, chlorophyll, and cytochrome, has two of the pyrrole rings directly bonded. The central metal ion is Co (cobalt). Methylcobalamin cannot be made by plants or by animals; the only type of organisms that have the enzymes required for the synthesis of methylcobalamin are bacteria and archaea. Higher plants do not concentrate methylcobalamin from the soil, making them a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues.
Vitamin B12, or methylcobalamin, is essential to growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis. Cells characterized by rapid division (epithelial cells, bone marrow, myeloid cells) appear to have the greatest requirement for methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 can be converted to coenzyme B12 in tissues; in this form it is essential for conversion of methylmalonate to succinate and synthesis of methionine from homocysteine (a reaction which also requires folate). In the absence of coenzyme B12, tetrahydrofolate cannot be regenerated from its inactive storage form, 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, resulting in functional folate deficiency. Vitamin B12 also may be involved in maintaining sulfhydryl (SH) groups in the reduced form required by many SH-activated enzyme systems. Through these reactions, vitamin B12 is associated with fat and carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. Vitamin B12 deficiency results in megaloblastic anemia, GI lesions, and neurologic damage (which begins with an inability to produce myelin and is followed by gradual degeneration of the axon and nerve head). Vitamin B12 requires an intrinsic factor-mediated active transport for absorption, therefore, lack of or inhibition of intrinsic factor results in pernicious anemia.
General Information: Lipotropic, or MIC
Lipotropic or lipo injections are a mixture of compounds that may aid in the reduction of adipose tissue (fat). The mixture of compounds individually may be effective, however in combination they may exhibit more lipotropic activity than when administered alone in a synergistic fashion. Injection of this mixture of lipotropic compounds may be more effective than oral supplementation, this is due to the increased bioavailability of parenteral exposure.
These lipotropic agents are structurally and functionally closely related to the B-vitamins, or are involved in the homeostasis of energy production from fat. These compounds are often employed together in the hope of potentiating fat-loss, thus while the MIC mixture and B vitamin(s) are often injected separately, they are part of the same overall injection cycle. The non-vitamin compounds (MIC) that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism, elevate the movement of and utilization of fat, and provide the needed metabolic environment of the body for a fatty acid (fat) mobilization and utilization.
Typically, these compounds are administered in concert. Lipotropic compounds are used to increase the potential for release of fat deposits in some parts of the body. The lipotropic agents included in this injection are:
Methionine: Methionine helps the liver maintain the optimal ability to process fatty acids.1 Methionine is a major constituent of S-adenosylmethionine which has been shown to be associated in genetic regulation and activation of certain genes.2 Methionine contributes to methyl donation to histones that activate certain genetic processes that may be involved in the increase in lean tissue. Although indirectly linked to lipolysis, it is believed that the increase in lean tissue increases resting metabolic rate, therefore increasing the overall required calories that must be obtained from storage or dietary intake. Methionine, via S-adenosylmethionine, has been shown in animal models to increase CNS activity, therefore increasing the caloric requirements required by the CNS3 The downstream effects of this may ultimately lead to increased caloric requirements for the entire organism. Although studies have not been replicated.4 in humans, there may be an association due to the similarity in pathways shared between organisms.
Inositol: Inositol is a sugar-like molecule, referred to as a sugar alcohol. Even though very similar in molecular structure to glucose, this molecule does not exhibit the traits that simple carbohydrates exhibit. Contrary to simple carbohydrates, this sugar alcohol has been shown to not actively increase adipose storage. In fact, Inositol has been found to decrease fatty acid synthase activity, a multi-enzyme protein that catalyzes fatty acid synthesis. This set of enzymes ultimately enables the body to produce triglycerides fat molecules that reside in adipose tissue (body fat).
Inositol may be effective in reducing insulin resistance, a common condition associated with increase adiposity (body fat). Insulin resistance, a condition to which your body becomes resistant to the activities of the hormone insulin. This condition leads to excess blood glucose levels and a host of symptoms and dysfunctions. A chemical called Inositol phosphoglycan is known to regulate the body’s sensitivity to insulin signaling. Inositol phosphoglycan structurally incorporates Inositol, thus inositol is required for this molecule to exert its regulating behavior.
The proper functioning and sensitivity to insulin is found in most healthy individuals, and is essential in maintaining overall health. Excessive exposure to blood glucose ultimately leads to insulin resistance and poor nutrient transport. Inositol may be effective in reducing this condition while at the same time reducing fatty acid (fat) synthesis.
Choline: Choline is a simple molecule usually classified as a B vitamin. The B vitamin class is usually involved in the generation of energy and support of metabolism. Choline is an important precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is involved in a host of activities, one of which includes muscular function and contraction. Acetylcholine is a fundamental neurotransmitter that enables the communication between neurons. Increased neural communication results in increased CNS activity which ultimately leads to increased energy expenditure. Energy expenditure requires nutrient input, either from stored energy (fat), or dietary nutrients. Choline exist in a delicate balance and homeostasis with methionine and folate. When these nutrients are not in balance adverse health effects may be present. Along with the increase in CNS activity comes increased cognitive ability, reported by many users. Choline may be effective as a nootropic, or a substance with ability to increase cognition. Increased neural cognition is thought to be due to choline’s role as a precursor to acetylcholine.
The supplementation of choline has been shown to reduce serum and urinary carnitine. The reduction of carnitine in these fluids may indicate carnitine has been partitioned in tissues that utilize it as a fatty acid mitochondrial transport. When carnitine is used in the mitochondria it transports fatty acids to the location which they are broken down and used as energy. It has also been reported that molecular fragments of fat have been found in urine after carnitine and choline supplementation, which may be due to incomplete fatty acid oxidation and the removal of the subsequent byproducts. This means, choline supplementation may increase the utilization of carnitine and increase the removal of fatty acids, even though all fatty acids are not burned as energy. The fragments of fatty acids not burned as energy are extruded in the urine as molecular fragments.
B12 & Lipotropic Injections Facts and Info
Quick Frequently Asked Questions:
How long to feel it? Can be immediate, can take 2-4 doses. Sometimes the initial dose makes someone feel worse (Totally normal and just an indication of the deficit. Its possible to come biweekly if this happens to power through it or choose to do it at 4 week intervals. It can be fixed both ways. One is just faster)
How much average weight loss? We do not promote this as weight loss. Continue reading below. It CAN contribute to it. But it is not guaranteed.
Do we take debit/credit? Yes, we also take HSA, FSA and Cash.
Why are we doing this in a hotel? Because in a conference room we control the environment. We can run it as a clinic. Versus doing them in a business lobby/Kroger/etc where it is not a controlled environment. They are easy to find, have ample and lit parking and it helps us keep overhead down so we can give the good stuff without having to pass along costs of having 40 individual clinics. These same rooms are used for blood drives, health fairs, and many other medical acts. The processes and protocols do not change. That is why places even have converted busses to collect blood in. The staff determines sanitation and safety, not the physical location.
Methylcobalamin B12 Shot Benefits – Most people look to B12 injections for energy or metabolic reasons. But B12 affects so much more than just energy or ability to lose weight. One of the major uses of B12 is to combat nervous system issues like Fibromyalgia… Sclerosis (All types)… The B12 can help mitigate flair ups… Another thing people don’t know is that B12 helps with Red Blood cell formation and Anemia prevention.It can actually prevent major birth defects in future babies. It helps bone health and has a hand in preventing Osteoporosis. It can reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration (blurry vision as we get older). It improves mood and has direct effects on depression (there has been success in getting people off of medications for those situations). It prevents the loss of neurons in the brain. It improves heart health by lowering the level of the amino acid Homocysteine in the body that is linked to heart disease. Lastly, it even plays into skin, hair and nail health.
Lipo Shot Benefits — For starters weight loss is a massive business and seeing that something can help lose weight can even be an emotional trigger. While this is true, it’s not promised. For the most part PCPs and Weight Loss centers also only have access to low volume and low doses. We’ve seen people report 40 lb weight loss combining our shots with better food choices, but our job here is to set proper expectations. We are a WELLNESS business, not a weight loss business. These shots are not magic. The B6 helps convert food to energy and it also helps with red blood cell production. The Methionine works to prevent fat accumulation in the liver and keeps metabolism high. It also helps breakdown sugar and other carbs in the body, converting them to energy. Inositol regulates levels of insulin and serotonin in the body. So, this part plays heavily into stabilizing mood and managing appetite. Choline actively detoxes the body, getting rid of harmful chemicals while removing fat and bile from the liver. Carnitine is a protein building block, it helps metabolize body fat into fuel. B1 is an immune system booster that uses fats and carbs to fuel the process. B2 supports B1 in its efforts to boost metabolites and immune support.
My Doctor offers these, the Chiro office near me offers these etc – They do not. They are using much lower volumes and in 95% of cases they are using cyanocobalamin, which is bound with a cyanide molecule and then requires further processing to use. 65-70% of cyanocobalamin is passed via urine and its half life is around 4 days. Just because it is a Lipo-B or a B12 or MICC shot doesn’t mean the compounds are the same. I urge getting an education on the contents of what those offices are offering before choosing another route (or even choose to use us). There are reasons people who have had weekly doses or other compounds and didn’t feel anything rant and rave after trying what we have. If research finds Methyl B12 and doses above 2500mcg/ml for the B12 and a 50mg or higher volume in the Lipo (MIC properties only), definitely take advantage of it. It is good quality and large enough to dig the body out of a deficit.
Should I do one or both? There is a reason they are offered together. The B12 actually supercharges the Lipo shot. So, it is always recommended to do them together as part of the same shot cycle. However, only doing one of them won’t make it not effective, just slightly less so.
How often should I come? We offer them bi-weekly. Everyone is welcome to do them every two weeks, but every four is enough or some people. Being they are water soluble vitamins and amino acids there is no way to overdose on them and everyone’s needs are different!
How long will it take to feel it? This is a loaded question. The reason it is difficult to answer is that we are not pulling a blood panel to determine deficiency levels. If someone is VERY deficient they may feel tired after the first round and they may also develop acne. The tired feeling comes from us jump starting a lot of the above listed systems and the body feeling exhausted running them. The acne is proof the immune system is fired back up and is fighting infection below the skin. It is also proof they don’t drink enough water Don’t over medicate the skin. Give the immune system some water and time to kill the bacteria. It’s not pleasant but it is normal. If the deficiency is slight its possible to feel it the same day or in the soon to be days after. If nothing is felt, this is also common. We recommend doing at least 3 rounds of shots to give the body time to recognize that it is going to be supplied regularly. A good judge of these shots working is lowered irritability, mental clarity, better sleep and circulation efficiency. Everyone likens feeling “energy” to a caffeine buzz. That is not what general energy feels like. We are not releasing adrenaline into the blood the way caffeine does. It will not feel like that, so do not expect it.
Are there side effects? If people spend enough time on WebMD anything can turn into something terminal. We give just over 6000 injections a month. The most common feeling post injection is potentially feeling flush or having a “bubble gut” situation if anything at all. Everything in these injections is naturally occurring and is something that can be gotten from food, just not enough of it. If there are feelings that anything is out of the ordinary post injection, please message the business page so we can walk our way through it. We’re not here to collect money and send people on their way, our goal is to make everyone feel better!
Post Injection instructions. PLEASE massage the area of the injection every few minutes for 15 minutes after the shots. This helps spread out the compounds and reduces the chances for a sore injection site or any sort of knot in the muscle.
IF SOMEONE HAS A SULFA SENSITIVITY OR ALLERGY PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN USE THE SULFA FREE LIPO SHOT! HIVES ARE NOT ANY FUN FOR ANYONE!