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The vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that we consume in our diet are absorbed into our bloodstream and used for all sorts of biochemical and cellular purposes in our bodies. There are a variety of nutrients that are used to power our fat burning pathways in our bodies and these nutrients are often referred to as lipotropic compounds.
If you breakdown the medical term lipotropic you have the word lipo which means fat, and the word tropic which means to have an affinity for something. So “Lipotropic” essentially means “Fat-loving”. These nutrients, in a biochemical and cellular sense, love fat. They are involved in moving fat into and out of our cells and also in the process of breaking down fat into its component parts. This is obviously vital to weight loss!
If we want to lose weight in a healthy way, we want to lose the fat from our body, not the muscle or water. We want to maintain our hydration and our muscle mass and just target the fat stores so that when we get our body composition measured we see our body fat percentage decreasing while our hydration and muscle mass remain the same (or increase!).
The problem is that there are many reasons why our body may be deficient in these vital fat burning nutrients, including:
- A Diet High in Processed Foods
Highly processed foods are low in vitamins as the vitamins and minerals are lost in the processing of the foods. In the place of the dense nutrients are chemicals, preservatives, and fillers, which just contribute to more weight gain and health problems. At BrightBody, we believe that the foundation for health and weight loss is a good quality, sensible diet based on fresh vegetables, anti-inflammatory foods, healthy fats and lean protein, with as much organic as possible.
- A High Stress Lifestyle
Many of us in the US, and especially in the Bay Area, are under tremendous daily stress. Without the proper time for exercise, fresh air, and 8 hours of deep sleep each night, we are often operating at somewhat of a deficit. As a consequence of this increased stress on our bodies, we release a hormone called Cortisol and this release causes us to need even more vitamins and minerals. When we are under stress our body actually needs more vitamins to make our machinery function more efficiently.
- Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Metabolizing alcohol leads to a deficiency of almost all B vitamins, which leads to a vicious cycle of craving more alcohol to treat the symptoms caused by these nutrient deficiencies which include anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, and depression.
- Poor Digestive Absorption
This goes along with symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. If you have any of these symptoms it’s a good bet that you are not absorbing the nutrients in your food efficiently.
- Poor Food Supply
Compared to historical records of the vitamin and nutrient content of food in the 1800’s, we have had a statistically significant drop in the amount of vitamins and minerals in our food supply.
- Poor Vitamin options on the shelves
Many multivitamins that you’ll find at the grocery or drug store are composed of the cheapest forms of vitamins and minerals and they are not easily absorbed or utilized by your body. So the nutrient levels on the label may look good but what actually gets used by your body is minimal.
It’s no wonder we aren’t able to burn fat efficiently! Many people are experiencing not just one of these scenarios that lead to vitamin deficiency but many of them. And in some cases all of them.
So, being the smart, sciency people that we are, many companies have developed formulas to provide the lipotropic nutrients that target the fat burning pathways and help to address these incredibly common nutrient deficiencies that we experience. There are a variety of slightly different formulas with names like “Lipo Shot”, “Lipotropic Injection”, “Lipolean”, “Weight Loss Shot”, “Skinny Shot”, and “MIC” (which stands for methionine, inositol and choline, 3 important fat burning nutrients).
The formula that we carry at BrightBody is called Lipolean and contains the following ingredients:
Methionine is an essential amino acid, meaning that we must get it in our diet from protein sources (all amino acids are broken down from proteins). Methionine is a major lipotropic compound in humans. Methionine also helps to deactivate estrogens that would otherwise negatively impact the liver, causing blockage of fat metabolism and liver cirrhosis.
Inositol helps transport fats in the bloodstream that have been mobilized from fat stores in the body during weight loss. It also aids in the redistribution of body fat, helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood and participates in the action of serotonin (a neurotransmitter, shown to relieve depression, appetite and mood panic attacks). In this way, inositol often lowers sugar cravings and can therefore act as a mild appetite suppressant.
Choline is an essential nutrient for healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and liver systems. It works in combination with Inositol for essential fat metabolism. Normal choline production may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, especially during weight loss when there is more body fat to be broken down, therefore supplementation can be helpful.
- Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin)
See our Vitamin B12 page for more info
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Thiamine is important for converting glucose or sugar into energy.
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Riboflavin is also primarily involved in energy production.
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Pyridoxine is critical for producing adequate neurotransmitters such as Serotonin as well as for hormone production and energy production.
Carnitine is an important amino acid that makes fatty acids available to be converted into energy in the mitochondria of each of our cells. It helps convert stored fat into energy that can be used by our brain and heart. It also helps keep our blood sugar stable so that we have less cravings for snacks.
- Lidocaine 1%
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic added to make these shots virtually painless.
When we are no longer deficient in these nutrients we experience the following benefits:
- Enhanced Fat Burning
This is critical because many weight loss programs actually encourage muscle loss due to very low calorie diets that are deficient in adequate vitamins, nutrients, and protein in the diet. At BrightBody, we have diet, vitamin injection, and exercise modules to encourage fat burning and muscle retention.
- Increased Energy
The fat that is burned is used to power the rest of your body including your muscles, organs and brain.
- Enhanced Detoxification
This is critical because most of the major toxins that we are exposed to in our food, air and water are fat-soluble which means that as we gain weight these toxins are stored in our fat cells. On the other hand, as fat is burned and “lost”, these chemicals are released into our bloodstream where they can then negatively impact our brain, kidney, liver, and other organs. So supporting our detoxification pathways while we lose weight is absolutely critical!
- Enhanced Cognition and Clarity
Many patients find that the benefit of increased mental clarity helps them tremendously with weight loss because as we think more clearly, we make better food choices and as we make better food choices we feel better and think more clearly. This is an example of a positive feedback loop.
- Enhanced Heart Health
via B12 and Carnitine: Carnitine is a nutrient that is critical for fueling the furnaces within each of our cells, called the mitochondria. Carnitine acts most powerfully on the cells in our brain and our hearts and actually makes these cells work more efficiently.
When combined with a sensible diet and exercise, the benefits of Lipolean can be fast and dramatic and without the side effects that can come with other weight loss products. The Lipolean shots that we use at BrightBody are high quality, effective for many people, have minimal side effects, and often lead to positive change in many patient’s lives.
If you have any questions about this formula please feel free to give us a call or stop in to chat with us in person. We look forward to meeting you!