Weight Loss Injections:
Weight loss injections contain a mixture of MIC (Methionine, Inositol, and Choline), vitamins B12 and B6, and procaine. These shots are usually done in series, and can be administered as often as once or twice a week.
Vitamin B12 contributes to the growth and maintenance of red blood cells in the body, and in the myelination of nerve cells. Our bodies do uptake vitamin B12 from our diet, and absorption of B12 is facilitated by a glycoprotein made in the stomach called intrinsic factor. Those with compromised digestive function affecting intrinsic factor production may not be getting enough vitamin B12 absorbed into their system, despite dietary efforts. Vitamin B12 injections bypass the gastrointestinal tract, and as such act to raise serum levels of B12 faster than by oral supplementation. For those patients who may see a therapeutic benefit from this therapy, we offer vitamin B12 as an intramuscular injection in the arm.
All injection therapies at AIM are prescribed and administered by a licensed naturopathic doctor. If you are not a current patient of one our our naturopathic doctors and are interested in injection or IV vitamin therapy, please book an initial visit to discuss whether these therapies might be right for you!