The Health Benefits of B Vitamins for Weight Loss
Your body is an incredible machine, with many different systems working together as one whole. When one system breaks down, it affects other systems. For example, if you have a vitamin deficiency, it can affect your sleep. And when your sleep is affected, it can disrupt your metabolism. And the next thing you know, your sluggish metabolism leads to fatigue and weight gain, further hampering your ability to get out of bed, much less get to the gym.
In other words, if you can’t seem to lose weight no matter what you do, the answer may not always be to push yourself to work out harder or eat less. It could be that you need to address a vitamin deficiency.
At Medarts Weight Loss Specialists in San Diego, we’ve seen countless clients find themselves suddenly with an increased metabolism after providing their bodies with the vitamins they needed but were not getting enough of. And we probably don’t need to tell you that increased metabolism results in more pounds shed in fewer hours at the gym.
Vitamin B can help you lose weight
Vitamin B deficiencies in particular turn up often in those struggling to lose weight. One reason for this is that our bodies don’t store the B vitamins in the same way that they store other vitamins. We end up excreting whatever B vitamins we take in but don’t use right away. So stocking up on B vitamins in one sitting doesn’t do us any good the next day. If we don’t resupply our bodies with those essential nutrients, the systems that require vitamin B to function efficiently (ahem, metabolism) will suffer.
Now that we have your attention, take a look below at the important role B vitamins play in our bodies and how it relates to weight loss.
Vitamin B helps breaks down carbs
B vitamins keep the heart and nervous system healthy. They also help the body break down carbohydrates, fat, and protein in the food you eat. So, when you gorge on pizza, you can thank your B vitamins for helping to break it down.
Vitamin B increases energy levels to workout
As the B vitamins break down the carbs, fat, and protein in your diet, they also turn that food into energy. If you often feel too tired to exercise, it may not be that you’re working too hard or getting insufficient sleep. Instead, it may point to a vitamin B deficiency. A vitamin injection may be just what you need to get yourself up on the treadmill – and stay there long enough to make a difference.
Vitamin B boosts good cholesterol & helps control blood sugar
Vitamin B3 (niacin) helps boost your good cholesterol (HDL). The main benefit of this is that the higher your levels of the good stuff, the lower your levels of the bad stuff (LDL). Additionally, b3 helps control your blood sugar levels. B3 deficiencies can affect your thyroid function and potentially your metabolism as well.
Vitamin B relieves stress & fights depression
Several of the B vitamins help manufacture neurotransmitters like serotonin, which helps a person cope with anxiety and stress, and melatonin, which aids in sleep and relaxation. The B vitamins also provide relief from symptoms of PMS and help keep depression at bay. Deficiencies in B vitamins may lead to depression. In case you didn’t know, anxiety and depression are often triggers for weight gain, so there’s yet another reason to look out for vitamin deficiencies when you’re struggling with weight loss.
Can vitamin injections really help with weight loss?
Yes they can!
Vitamin deficiencies can lead to fatigue, sluggishness, and a decreased metabolism. These conditions actively work against your weight loss program. When you give your body the vitamins it needs, your systems will begin working more efficiently, and you’ll see the pounds begin to melt off.
Of course, vitamin injections are meant to supplement your healthy diet and exercise routine – not replace them. When you come to Medarts Weight Loss Specialists for your vitamin injections, we can provide additional support by creating a customized weight loss plan that suits your needs and fits your lifestyle.
If you’re tired of trying to go at it alone and you’d like a partner who will be committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals, give us a call at Medarts Weight Loss Specialists in San Diego today by calling (619) 866-3333.