The Truth About B12 and Weight Loss!

The Truth About B12 and Weight Loss!

Vitamin B12 was discovered decades ago, but for years it really did not get much attention. Lately, however, all that has changed. Now it seems like everywhere you turn you are hearing about yet another medical benefit of taking B12. One idea that has gotten a lot of attention is that idea that B12 can help with weight loss. Is there any truth behind this claim? Is B12 the magical cure you are looking for to help solve your weight issues?

The truth is that while B12 and B12 shots certainly do have some medical benefits, there is no proof that simply taking a B12 shot will help you drop weight. The reality is that you are going to have to work to lose weight, regardless of what type of supplements you are taking. There is some evidence that people who take vitamin supplements tend to gain less weight over time, but this research is not specific to vitamin B12.

What a B12 shot can do is help you feel better while you are losing weight. Many people (myself included) report that their energy levels are higher when they get a regular B12 shot. Having more energy can help you to stick with your diet and also may make you much more likely to exercise.

B12 is also known to increase your metabolism, so taking a regular B12 shot can help you burn a few extra calories and speed up the rate with which you lose weight. So, B12 can help you lose weight but it is certainly not a magical weight loss cure.

Very often, when you hear of doctors and weight loss clinics giving B12 shots as part of a weight loss program, the shots that they are giving are actually B12 combined with another fat burner. Very often, this is lipotropic complex. Lipotropic complex supports the liver and helps it get rid of fat. Essentially, lipotropic helps the body to liquefy fat and reduces the amount of fat build up in the liver.

If you are considering taking vitamin B12 shots for weight loss, the key is that you must be realistic about what they can and cannot do for you. While they can help you to have more energy and feel good, they are not some magical cure all that is going to miraculously melt the pounds away.