Weight Loss Options
When certain organs or systems within our bodies are not functioning to their full capacity, symptoms may develop such as low metabolism, higher fat storage, low energy, and more. Introducing the right vitamins and amino acids into the body can help support the body and improve these symptoms. In order to help our patients with this support, Cypress Health + Wellness offers Skinny Mini injections and prescription weight loss medications.
Initial weight loss consultation is $140 and follow-up reassessments is $100. Cost of medication varies.
Please call the clinic for more information regarding our weight loss program.
What are Skinny Mini Shots?
Skinny Mini Shots, also known as Lipo-B Injections, are a mixture of vitamins and amino acids that may help to reduce excess fat in certain areas of the body, as well as increase metabolic activity and energy. The injection includes the following key ingredients:
An amino acid essential to aid in processing fatty acids in the liver. Methionine acts as an antioxidant and assists in liver detox. It helps prevent excess fat buildup in the liver, which may help lower cholesterol. Aiding in this processes helps reduce fatigue and reduce histamine production, which in turn may help decrease allergy symptoms.
A sugar that influences the action of insulin to help improve insulin sensitivity and aid in lowering blood sugar. It helps metabolized fats and has been used to help lower cholesterol and improve brain function. Additionally, Inositol affects chemical messengers in your brain such as serotonin and dopamine, which may help improve mood and decrease depression and anxiety.
Vitamin B is involved in many processes in the body, primarily involving maintaining the health of DNA, fatty acids, amino acids, and red blood cells in the body. B12 is important in brain and nerve cell function and development. B12 can help increase energy, boost metabolism, and improve brain and body functions. Vitamin B12 supplements reduce blood levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. B12 is not naturally made in the body and therefore but be either consumed with a proper diet or given in a supplement.
How Do Lipotropic Injections Work for Weight Loss?
Reduce Stored Fat
The most direct way lipotropic injections work for weight loss is the reduction of stored fat. These injections have several things going for them that allow this to happen. The active ingredients in the injections keep your liver healthy, which helps process fat efficiently. They also help your body preserve lean muscle mass, which increases the body’s ability to burn fat. Most importantly, they tell your body to burn fat for fuel once glycogen stores are depleted.
To improve fat burning, Methionine, one of the ingredients in the injections, is critical in the body for processing and eliminating fat. The body cannot produce this amino acid by itself. Therefore, it must be taken in either by diet or supplementation.
Elevates Energy Levels
Vitamin B12 is known for its crucial role in several important metabolic functions. One of these is energy level maintenance. One of the primary ways lipotropic injections work for weight loss is by keeping your energy levels high so you can function properly at work and keep up your workout routine without going over your daily calorie allowance.
While choline is produced in your liver, your body cannot produce it in sufficient quantities. Choline plays a critical role in gallbladder and liver function. Keeping these organs healthy plays a massive role in your weight loss success because they help your body process and detox out fat.
Preserve Lean Body Mass
Muscle is roughly four times more metabolically active than white fat, the type of fat that makes up the vast majority of your fat stores. In other words, at rest, a pound of muscle might burn four calories per hour. Contrastingly, a pound of white fat might burn two calories per hour at rest. Lipotropic shots help you preserve your lean body mass by telling your body to burn fat for fuel rather than breaking down your muscles.
Lipotropic injections act faster and work more efficiently than taking oral supplements. Because they are delivered straight to your bloodstream, you do not need to wait hours for your body to absorb the nutrients. Also, because they bypass your stomach, no nutrients are lost during the digestion process. This is especially true for people with chronic stomach or digestive problems or those with previous gastric bypass surgery.
Improve Liver Detoxification
Methionine is also responsible for the production of taurine and cysteine, which are chemical compounds that are critical to help your liver process toxins and waste. When your liver isn’t working as hard to detoxify your body, more of its energy can be used to eliminate fat from the body.
Improves Mood and Mental Clarity
Vitamin B12 deficiency makes it harder for hemoglobin to transport oxygen to your brain. A low level of oxygen in the brain will cause feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and an inability to focus on routine tasks. Inositol and choline have been shown to improve mood and mental clarity while on a very low-calorie diet.
How often should I take the Skinny Mini Shot?
The effects of these injections are temporary and the body will gradually return to its normal processes. However, these injections can be received as often as weekly, making it easy to continue experiencing results.
Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.