Lipotropic Injections at Seattle Naturopathic Center
Lipotropic compounds, also called “fat burners,” consist of methionine, choline, and inositol. These nutrients enhance the liver and gallbladder’s role by decreasing fat deposits and speeding up metabolism of fat and its removal. As is the case with Vitamin B12, lipotropics are helpful in speeding up the body’s metabolism, which is needed for patients undergoing weight loss treatments. Vitamin B12 alone may not be sufficient in metabolic processes because it is quickly used up in energy consumption; that’s why lipotropics are needed to fill this void. Lipotropics are naturally occurring compounds produced by our bodies and thus are safe.
Methionine–An amino acid that reduces fats and aids in lowering cholesterol. It acts as a lipotropic agent to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body, is helpful in relieving or preventing fatigue, and may be useful in some cases of allergies because it reduces histamine release.
Choline–A nutrient known to help reduce fat in the liver. It supports the health of the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products within the body. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol within the body, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.
Inositol–A nutrient used to metabolize and transfer fats in the blood stream. It is a nutrient belonging to the Vitamin B Complex, and is closely associated with choline. It aids in the metabolism of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.