Thrive Lipotropic Injections

Our Lipotropic Treatments:

LipoLean with B12

Our LipoLean injections consist of a proprietary blend of vitamin B12, amino acids and Methionine, Inositol, Choline. Combined these lipotropic nutrients encourage the export of fat from the liver. Lipotropics are necessary for the maintenance of a healthy liver as well as burning the exported fat for additional energy. They assist in breaking down fat in your body and aid in removing metabolic waste, toxins and cellular debris. When combined with an hCG program, these produce even better results, more energy and less toxicity.

LipoExtreme with B (1-22) Complex

Our upgraded LipoExtreme injections consist of an improved, stronger proprietary blend of Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Niacin, a full spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids and a B (1-22) vitamin complex for better, faster results. Combined, these lipotropic nutrients encourage the export of fat from the liver. Lipotropics are necessary for the maintenance of a healthy liver as well as burning the exported fat for additional energy. They assist in breaking down fat in your body and aid in removing metabolic waste, toxins and cellular debris. When combined with an hCG program, these produce even better results, more energy and less toxicity.

Lipotropic injections are a treatment for burning fat in the body by injecting specific vitatmins and minerals into the body. Lipotropic injections differ from liposuction because while liposuction is invasive and removes fat from the body, lipotropic injections don’t remove fat; they do however help fat dissolve by aiding the rate of metabolism. Fat is dissolved in a generalized fashion, unlike in lipodissolve method, in which fat is dissolved in specific areas.

A lipotropic nutrient is one that promotes or encourages the export of fat from the liver. Lipotropics are necessary for the maintenance of a healthier liver as well as burning exported fat for additional energy. Without lipotropics such as choline and inositol, fats and bile can become trapped in the liver, causing severe problems such as cirrhosis and blocking fat metabolism. Choline is essential for fat metabolism. Choline functions as a methyl donor and it is required for proper liver function. Like inositol, choline is a lipotropic. Inositol exerts lipotropic effects as well. An “unofficial” member of the B vitamins, inositol has even been shown to relieve depression and panic attacks.

Uses

Lipotropic injections are used to dissolve excessive fat in some parts of the body in which exercise doesn’t work. Some of these areas include the stomach, inner thighs, neck, buttocks and hips. A combination of B12 and B6 injections may be given in a lipotropic injection. Other lipotropic or fat burning substances may also be injected including inotisol, which helps the liver remove fat; choline, which distributes cholesterol and prevents it from getting deposited in one part of the body; and methionine, which is similar to inotisol. In some cases, a combination of these may be given. Injections can be administered up to twice a week.

Effects

The amino acids that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism. These injections boost the metabolic power of the body. The injections are only effective temporarily. As soon as the effect of these drugs wears out, the body starts returning to normal gradually.

Methionine, an essential amino acid, is the major lipotropic compound in humans. When estrogen levels are high, the body requires more methionine. Estrogens reduce bile flow through the liver and increase bile cholesterol levels. Methionine helps deactivate estrogens. Methionine levels also affect the amount of sulfur-containing compounds, such as glutathione, in the liver. Glutathione and other sulfur-containing peptides (small proteins) play a critical role in defending against toxic compounds. When higher levels of toxic compounds are present, more methionine is needed.
Methionine works with choline to detoxify amines, which are the byproducts of protein metabolism. It acts as a catalyst for choline and inositol, opening up their functions. Along with choline, methionine aids in reducing liver fat and protects the kidneys.

Inositol, is classified as a member of the vitamin B complex. A vitamin that is vital for metabolism of fat and cholesterol. It also prevents hardening of the arteries, it is also been shown to help in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Inositol deficiency can lead to hair loss. It works with Vitamin E to facilitate actions in the treatment of Muscular Dystrophy. It is also used in nerve and muscle disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Caffeine can cause depletion of inositol.

Choline assists detoxification reactions in the liver. Although choline can be synthesized from methionine or serine, recent evidence indicates that choline is an essential nutrient. Choline metabolizes fats. A deficiency can lead to cirrhosis and fatty degeneration of the liver and hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis and artherosclerosis).
Choline is being used today for ailments such as gall bladder trouble, diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, glaucoma, arteriosclerosis, senility, and memory problems such as forgetfulness. It detoxifies amines, which are byproducts of protein metabolism. The best source of choline is lecithin.

VITAMIN B COMPLEX

The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cellmetabolism. Historically, the B vitamins were once thought to be a single vitamin, referred to as vitamin B (much as people refer to vitamin C or vitamin D). Later research showed that they are chemically distinct vitamins that often coexist in the same foods. Supplements containing all eight are generally referred to as a vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamin supplements are referred to by the specific name of each vitamin (e.g. B, B, B etc ).

List of B vitamins

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin, includes nicotinic acid and nicotinamide)
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine)
  • Vitamin B7 (biotin), also known as vitamin H
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid), also, vitamin M
  • Vitamin B12 (various cobalamins; commonly cyanocobalamin (we use methylcobalamin and hydroxycobalamin due to increased bio-availabilty and low toxicity) in vitamin supplements)

Related Nutrients

Many of the following substances have been referred to as vitamins because they were believed to be vitamins at one time, and they are relevant to vitamin nomenclature in that the numbers that were assigned to them form “gaps” in the series of B-vitamin names. Some of them, though not essential to humans, are essential in the diets of other organisms; others have no known nutritional value.

  • Vitamin B7: Adenine, a nucleobase, is synthesized by the human body.
  • Vitamin B9: “Vitamin I” of Centanni E. (1935) Ñ also called ‘Enteral factor’ Ñ is a water and alcohol soluble rice-bran factor which prevents digestive disturbance in pigeons. It governs the anatomical and functional integrity of the intestinal tract. Later found in yeast. Possible candidates for this substance are inositol, niacin (nicotinic acid), and biotin. Carnitine was also claimed to be a candidate but is not soluble in alcohol.
  • Vitamin B8: adenosine monophosphate, or alternately myo-inositol, is synthesized by the human body.
  • Vitamin B10: para-aminobenzoic acid, or PABA
  • Vitamin B11: Pteryl-hepta-glutamic acid Ð Chick growth factor, which is a form of Folic acid. Later found to be one of five folates necessary for humans; also known as Vitamin S or Factor S. (L-carnitine) is called Vitamin B in France.
  • Vitamin B13: Orotic acid, now known to not be a vitamin.
  • Vitamin B14: cell proliferant, anti-anemia, rat growth, and antitumor pterin phosphate named by Earl R. Norris (biochemist of folic acid fame). Isolated from human urine at 0.33ppm (later in blood), but later abandoned by him as further evidence did not confirm this. He also claimed this was not Xanthopterin.
  • Vitamin B15 6-O-(dimethylaminoacetyl)-D-gluconic acid (Pangamic acid)
  • Vitamin B16 (dimethylglycine) Ð also known as DMG. (However Lipoic acid was discovered and named a B-Vitamin after B15 and before B17)
  • Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin, Nitrilosides, or laetrile) Ð A substance found in a number of seeds, sprouts, beans, tubers and grains. While toxic in large quantities, proponents claim that it is effective in cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Vitamin B18
  • Vitamin B19
  • Vitamin B20 (Carnitine)
  • Vitamin B21 Ð
  • Vitamin B22 Ð often claimed as an ingredient of Aloe vera extracts but also in many other foods. Claimed by one source to be Vitamin B12b.
  • Vitamin hB Ð another name for Biotin
  • Vitamin Bm(“mouse factor”) Ð also used to designate Inositol
  • Vitamin Bp (Choline) Ð Choline is only required for survival of some mutants. Most commonly it is synthesizedin vivode novo May be added as supplement especially when methionine supply is limited.
  • Vitamin Bt (L-carnitine)
  • Vitamin Bv Ð a type of B but not Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin Bw Ð a type of Biotin but not d-Biotin
  • Vitamin Bx Ð another name for PABA (para-Aminobenzoic acid)
  • Lipoic Scid

Note: B16, B17, B18, B19, B20, B21 & B22 do not appear to be animal factors but are claimed by some naturopaths as human therapeutic factors.

Health Benefits

The B vitamins are necessary in order to:

  • Support and increase the rate of metabolism
  • Maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
  • Enhance immune and nervous system function
  • Promote cell growth and division Ñ including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia.
  • Reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of cancer, when consumed in food, but not when ingested in vitamin tablet form.

All B vitamins are water soluble, and are dispersed throughout the body. Most of the B vitamins must be replenished daily, since any excess is excreted in the urine.

B Vitamin Deficiency

Several named vitamin deficiency diseases may result from the lack of sufficient B-vitamins. Deficiencies of other B vitamins result in symptoms that are not part of a named deficiency disease.

Deficiency Effects

Vitamin B1 thiamine Deficiency causes beriberi. Symptoms of this disease of the nervous system include weight loss, emotional disturbances, Wernicke’s encephalopathy (impaired sensory perception), weakness and pain in the limbs, periods of irregular heartbeat, and edema (swelling of bodily tissues). Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases. Chronic thiamine deficiency can also cause Korsakoff’s syndrome, an irreversible psychosis characterized by amnesia and confabulation.

Vitamin B2 riboflavin Deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis (particularly affecting the scrotum or labia majora and the mouth), pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oralmucosa.

Vitamin B3 niacin Deficiency, along with a deficiency of tryptophan causes pellagra. Symptoms include aggression, dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, and diarrhea. In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death.

Vitamin B5 pantothenic acidDeficiency can result in acne and paresthesia, although it is uncommon.

Vitamin B6 pyridoxine Deficiency may lead to anemia, depression, dermatitis, high blood pressure (hypertension), water retention, and elevated levels of homocysteine.

Vitamin B7 biotin Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants.

Vitamin B9 folic acid Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, and elevated levels of homocysteine. Deficiency in pregnant women can lead to birth defects. Supplementation is often recommended during pregnancy. Researchers have shown that folic acid might also slow the insidious effects of age on the brain.

Vitamin B12 cobalaminDeficiency causes macrocytic anemia, elevated homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people as absorption through the gut declines with age; the autoimmune disease pernicious anemia is another common cause. It can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.

Vitamin B Sources

Different B vitamins come from different natural sources, such as potatoes, bananas, lentils, chile peppers, tempeh, beans, liver oil, liver, turkey, tuna, nutritional yeast (or brewer’s yeast) and molasses. Marmite and Vegemite bill themselves as “one of the world’s richest known sources of vitamin B”. As might be expected, due to its high content of brewer’s yeast, beer is a source of B vitamins, although this may be less true for filtered beersand the alcohol in beer impairs the body’s ability to activate vitamins.

The B-12 vitamin is of note because it is not available from plant products, making B-12 deficiency a concern for vegans. Manufacturers of plant-based foods will sometimes report B-12 content, leading to confusion about what sources yield B-12.

The confusion arises because the standard US Pharmacopeia (USP) method for measuring the B-12 content does not measure the B-12 directly. Instead, it measures a bacterial response to the food. Chemical variants of the B-12 vitamin found in plant sources are active for bacteria, but cannot be used by the human body. This same phenomenon can cause significant over-reporting of B-12 content in other types of foods as well.

 

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