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Lipo Shot and B12 Shot Questions
A couple main questions I get about lipo shots is what are they, and will they help me lose MORE weight than if I did the hCG protocol without them.
First of all, I don’t actually know all that much about this okay? I’ll just share what I’ve gathered so far about the Lipo to help you make your decision. In the end, the way I see the Lipo shots at this time is they are a nice addition IF you have the funds to try them out, but they are not by any means a requirement for success for most of us. I did my entire hCG journey without them. I’d never even heard of Lipo shots until I was done losing weight lol! However, if I had known, I probably would have tried them at least once for comparison.
Essentially Lipo shots contain ingredients that help your body to metabolize fat more efficiently; more healthfully you could say. Choline, Inositol, and Methionine are the 3 main ingredients in Lipo shots.
What I gather so far from my research is not that the Lipo will help you lose MORE weight per se, but that it will allow your fat loss and hCG journey to possibly unfold in a healthier manner for your body.
You will be losing a lot more fat in a short period of time on this particular diet – this is a LOT of work for your body and especially your liver where that fat has to be broken down
This article mentions that, “A lipotropic nutrient is one that helps fat flow out of your liver. Such nutrients are involved in fat metabolism in one way or another, and often support natural liver detoxification processes as well……While you need to engage and sustain the process of weight loss to solve fatty liver problems over time, various nutrients can play a supportive role either by helping the fat flow or by protecting your liver.”
It also mentions, “The amino acid methionine can be converted to choline as well as being vital to your liver’s clearance of toxins.” I think this is pretty significant actually because where do our bodies store all the toxins that we are exposed to throughout our life? Our fat. It’s the safest place. So when all of a sudden we’re losing fat that we’ve gained over a period of half our lifetime, what happens to all the toxins that are stored there? Yes that’s right, they are now being freed, into our blood stream. This is also one reason why you may feel pretty crummy on hCG at various points on your journey. So taking something (doesn’t have to be Lipo shots, but this appears to be one method) to help your body get those toxins out could potentially be very helpful.
So just to be clear, I would not purchase Lipo shots expecting to have a higher amount of weight loss with hCG. I would purchase it if you HAVE the extra funds, and you like the idea of supporting your body and especially your liver during this very demanding time for your body.