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A verterinarian told me they give B12 injections to animals to gain weight? Why then are B12 injections given to lose weight in humans?

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 more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can B12 help you lose weight?

Can B12 help you lose weight?

Probably Not: B12 is a great vitamin to have in your diet, however, it alone wont help. Stick to a diverse, vegetable rich diet and make sure you get regular exercise. ...Read more

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How easy is it to lose weight despite a B12 deficiency?

How easy is it to lose weight despite a B12 deficiency?

B12 weight loss: An issue with b12, which is easily correctable, and the ability to lose weight have never been directly connected. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What if i will take B12 with lipotropic injections, how much weight will i lose?

What if i will take B12 with lipotropic injections, how much weight will i lose?

No: If you experience side effects, you can discontinue the medication and the side effects will subside. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i will take B12 with lipotropic injections, how much weight will i lose?

No idea: No one can predict exactly how much weight any given individual will lose on any given treatment. Many other factors affect weight. Some, such as diet and exercise, are under your control. ...Read more

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What weight loss injections are most effective with mild exercise wanting to lose about 20lbs., lipoden, l-carnitine, and/or b12&hcg?

What weight loss injections are most effective with mild exercise wanting to lose about 20lbs., lipoden, l-carnitine, and/or b12&hcg?

None: There is no good clinical studies that show that any of these injections will assist with weight loss. Eating fewer calories, burning more with exercise are the only real way to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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