Ther are bound to be pros and cons with any weight loss diet, program or treatment. And lipotropic injections are no different. Here are some details you should know.
How are Lipotropics supplied?
They are supplied in sterile injectable form. Physicians generally prescribe 1 cc per week, injected intramuscularly. You can easily and safely self-inject at home with instruction from your physician’s office.
Why injections and not a pill?
Many important supplements are broken down by the hydrochloric acid in your stomach before they can make it to the intestines to be absorbed. For example, up to 98% of oral Vitamin B12 is destroyed in the stomach, so that if you take a 1000 mcg pill, only 20 mcg may make it into your bloodstream. Injections, with very thin painless needles, are the most effective way to deliver a consistent amount of medicine into your bloodstream.
Side Effects / Risks
As with many medications, there are possible side effects and risks from the use of lipotropic injections, although they are uncommon, if ephedrine or the banned ephedra are not used in the preparation. (See Ephedrine above.) Risks include infection, bleeding (bruising under the skin), and allergic reactions. Allergic reactions may show up as rash, itching, or hives. Patients may experience general gastrointestinal problems such as upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other unusual side effects may include bad breath, depression, or incontinence. Always consult a doctor before beginning any weight-loss program.
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Know the lipotropic injections pros and cons before getting started. You’ll be glad you did!