B12/Lipo injections aside from aiding weight loss are great for other reasons as well.
B1 (Thiamine) – Thiamine helps the body digest food, but its most important function lies within the nervous system. Thiamine deficiency causes a condition called beriberi. Symptoms of beriberi include loss of mental clarity, loss of control over muscle movements, weight loss, irregular heartbeat and muscle atrophy. Prolonged deficiency leads to an enlarged heart. This vitamin is commonly found in fortified foods including cereal, bread and pasta. It’ also found in meat, especially organ meats such as kidney and liver. You can get also get more thiamine by adding dried beans and seeds to your diet.B2 (Riboflavin) – If you have certain skin problems, increasing your B2 intake may be the best fix. According to Auburn University Food Scientist Evelyn F. Crayton, B2 (riboflavin) plays an important role in skin health. People with a B2 deficiency can have problems such as lesions, oily skin and scaly, peeling lips. Aside from skin health, this vitamin also assists the body in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism. You can get this vitamin by eating dairy, green leafy vegetables and lean meats. It’s also in fortified foods such as cereal, rice and pasta.
B6 (Pyridoxine) – B6 is part of your body’s red blood cell production. It helps you break down and use protein. Crayton describes babies with low B6 as suffering from hyper-irritability, abdominal pain, weight loss and excessive vomiting. In adults, low B6 usually manifests itself as a lack of mental clarity and increased confusion on a regular basis. B6 is also fortified into grains and cereals. Other sources include pork, chicken, fish, dried beans, nuts and many fruits and vegetables.
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) – B12 is used in every cell of the body. It helps formulate our DNA and is an essential element in red blood cell production and healthy nerve functioning. According to Crayton, people with a shortage of B12 can experience deficiencies in the sheath that covers the optic nerve. Deficiencies also affect the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include unusual weakness, accompanied by a sore tongue. B12 is found in animal products, including meat and dairy. Vegetarians and vegans need to take B12 in supplement form
B5 (Dexpanthenol) and B3 (Niacinamide) – These vitamins provide anti inflammatory properties.
Methionine – Methionine is an amino acid which acts as a lipotropic agent to speed up removal of fat within the liver to prevent excess fat buildup in the body. Methionine also helped prevent or relieve fatigue and aids in prevention of skin and nail problems. Moreover, this amino acid is also a great antioxidant as the sulfur it supplies inactivates free radicals. It may also be used to treat depression, arthritis pain as well as chronic liver disease—although these claims are still under investigation.
Inositol B8 – Inositol is part of the vitamin B complex. As a mild lipotropic agent, it aids in weight loss and the redistribution of body fat by breaking down emulsifying fats in the body. Inositol is also vital for hair growth, and as a component of lecithin, helps to prevent high cholesterol and the hardening of the arteries caused by cholesterol build up. It has also been said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, and is being studied as a possible treatment for depression.
Choline – Choline is also part of the vitamin B family. It aids the utilization of fats in the body and supports weight loss. Choline assists in the emulsification of fats and cholesterol in the body by helping to form smaller globules in the blood and aiding the transport of fats through smaller vasculature out of the cells. It also helps with general body detoxification by “decongesting” the liver of excess fats. Choline is also helpful for fatigue; when choline is depleted in the body, fat metabolism and utilization may be decreased.