Lipo B Complex &
Vitamin B-12 Injections
The team of experienced medical professionals at Evolve Medical Associates provides innovative wellness and aesthetic treatments to Charlotte and our surrounding communities. Our variety of effective services are dedicated to helping you look and feel your very best.
As part of our mission to support your overall health, we offer the supplements Vitamin B-12 and Lipo-B to promote total wellness and help you maintain a healthy weight. Our services include:
- Serum B-12 level measurement
- B-12 injections (recommended weekly)
- Oral and sublingual B-12 supplements
- Lipo-B (MIC + Vitamin B12) injections
Lipo-B is a combination of amino acids and Vitamin B-12. The specific amino acids, methionine, inositol, and choline (“MIC”), help the liver to optimize the metabolism of fat. Vitamin B-12 helps to speed up overall metabolic processes and creates a greater feeling of energy. Because MIC directly aids fat breakdown and is also closely related to the B vitamins, they are thought to intensify each other’s effects.
Weekly Lipo-B injections can help boost weight loss efforts, but this treatment is most effective when used in combination with a healthy, balanced diet and a routine exercise plan. If you want to boost your fat loss efforts, consider adding weekly Lipo-B injections to your regimen. The cost is $25 per injection, or $120 for a package of 6.
Vitamin B-12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and also helps make DNA: the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B-12 is found naturally in a wide variety of animal foods, but plant foods have no Vitamin B-12 unless they are fortified.
- Beef liver and clams are the best sources of Vitamin B-12.
- Fish, beef, poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products also contain Vitamin B-12.
- Certain breakfast cereals, nutritional yeasts, and other plant food products are fortified with Vitamin B-12; this will be indicated on the product label
Vitamin B-12 also helps prevent a certain type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia, which is characterized by fatigue and weakness. Overall, it is an important substance to promote the healthy functioning of your body.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Kinds of Vitamin B-12 Dietary Supplements are Available?
Vitamin B-12 is found in almost all multivitamins, but there are also dietary supplements that contain only Vitamin B-12, sometimes with other nutrients like folic acid and other B vitamins. Vitamin B-12 is also available in sublingual (dissolvable) forms, which are better absorbed than swallowing pills. Vitamin B12 can also be administered as an injection, like our treatments at Evolve, usually to treat Vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Am I Getting Enough Vitamin B-12?
There is a good chance that you are! Many people in the United States get enough Vitamin B-12 from the food we eat, but about 15% of Americans have trouble absorbing Vitamin B-12. This mainly includes older adults, people with pernicious anemia, people who have had gastrointestinal surgery or have digestive disorders such as celiac disease or Crohn’s disease, and people who eat little to no animal foods such as vegetarians and vegans.
What Happens if I Don’t Get Enough Vitamin B-12?
Vitamin B-12 deficiency causes tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. It can also include nerve problems such as numbness and tingling in the hands or feet, and other problems such as confusion, dementia, poor memory, and soreness of the mouth and tongue.
What Are Some Effects of Vitamin B-12 on Health?
Research has shown that Vitamin B-12 may help prevent dementia but does not reduce the risk of heart disease. B-12 can also increase energy or endurance for an improved athletic performance, except in those with Vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Is Vitamin B-12 Treatment Safe?
Yes! Research on Vitamin B-12 has proven that it is not harmful.
Can I Take Vitamin B-12 With Other Medications?
Vitamin B-12 can interact and interfere with medicines that you take, and in some cases, medicines can lower Vitamin B-12 levels in the body. When you come to Evolve Medical Associates for your consultation, we’ll learn more about your medical history and determine if any of the medicines you are currently taking will interfere with how your body absorbs, uses, or breaks down nutrients.
Some medications that can interfere with the body’s absorption of Vitamin B-12 include:
- Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin®), an antibiotic that is used to treat certain infections.
- Proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole (Prilosec®) and lansoprazole (Prevacid®), that are used to treat acid reflux and peptic ulcer disease.
- Histamine H2 receptor antagonists, such as cimetidine (Tagamet®), famotidine (Pepcid®), and ranitidine (Zantac®), that are used to treat peptic ulcer disease.
- Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes.