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B12 Weight Lifting
No: If you experience side effects, you can discontinue the medication and the side effects will subside. ...Read more
Can regular weight training/excercise deplete the body storage of B12 (If not compensated adequately through diet afterwards) ?
A verterinarian told me they give B12 injections to animals to gain weight? Why then are B12 injections given to lose weight in humans?
No wt loss w/B12: I can't speak for veterinary medicine as I am not a veterinarian. However, as a family physician, i can assure you that i don't give B12 injections to cause weight loss in humans as there is no such link between the two. In other words, taking B12 whether as a shot or pill will not lead to weight loss. If you're low in b12, you may need B12 pills or shots, but that won't cause weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lost a significant amount of weight in a short time. My b/w only has the absolute monocytes flagged as low vitiam D25 vitiam B12 low too.advice?
Weight loss: that is unintentional needs to be assessed by your doctor along w/the low vitamins D & B. Please continue to see your doctor and/or get a second opinion. This is a good thing because a second look may reveal something the first doc didn't see even though he/she is competent. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can b12 injections hinder weight loss? I have these every 3 months and go to the gym at least 3 times a week sometimes more and eat healthily.
No: B12 injections would not interfere with weight loss. You may need to reduce you intake of food more than you have done. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
Nothing.: While B12 is great, there is no need for shots! but most important, B12 has nothing to do with weight loss! this is a money making gimmick at weight loss centers! this is medical fraud with no scientific merit. I would seriously assess what I am doing! ...Read more
I am working on losing weight. I eat mostly vegitables and fruit lately. How much protein do I need to each day? I am taking B12 & a multivutamin.
0.5-1g / 1# body wt: Depending upon goals & what journals you read/believe, we typically recommend 0.5-1g protein for every 1 pound of body weight. Of course, you need to exercise regularly, too. Be sure to incorporate strength, aerobic & flexibility into your regimen. Congratulations on your start to a healthier you! btw, aim for using up 500 cal more each day than you eat. That should lead to 1 pound loss each week. ...Read more
Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?
Yes you can: Long term weight loss is seldom achieved with diet pills or "shots." it requires primarily behavior modification, including improved nutrition, caloric restriction, regular adequate exercise, behavioral therapy and elimination of other physiological barriers/obstacles that include hormonal imbalance and gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm interested in starting a 60 day juice fast. I'm healthy, but considerably over weight. Is this a safe diet? Worried about B12 and protein.
Why?: If you're overweight you don't need a short-term toxic "diet" or fast. You'll just stress your body and quickly gain back any weight you might lose - most of which will be water. Learn how to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet. It's garbage! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Got b12 shots for 6-7 months for weight loss but haven't had a shot or supplement in 3 weeks and b12 is over 2000. I have a foggy memory. Worry?
Vitamin B12: Is not effective for weight loss. However anecdotal evidence suggest a boost in energy. It is water soluble hence less risk of adverse effect. If you feel terrible without it consider serum check for vit B12. if diet is vegetarian consider B12 treatment or if blood levels are low ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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