Hit Me With Your Best (B12) Shot!

01/09/2013 12:03 AM

01/09/2013 12:03 AM

There's nothing longer than a Woman's Want List. From having the perfect bedroom, to the the coolest outfit or the most popular purse and now as I've rounded over the 30 hill - the latest treatments to make me look and feel more youthful. Most opportunities to talk to other moms on something besides kids are filled with the current diet plan, procedure or plan in hopes to roll back the hands of time.   One of my most recent methods to feel like I was <30 is through B-12 injections with MIC. After hearing from friends that B-12 shots could help lose weight and get a boost of energy, I decided after a Groupon, to go ahead and take a shot (pun intended.)

But how does B-12 affect your body and how does it make you lose weight?  According to the Mayo Clinic, B12 is an essential water-soluable vitamin found in foods like fish, shellfish, meat, eggs and dairy that helps the body make DNA for new cells, form healthy red blood cells and turn food into energy. Bottom line: it helps boost your metabolism. However, before you start storing this stuff by the bottle, the human body stores several years' worth of vitamin B12 in the liver, so deficiency is rare.  Thankfully, Dr. Oz is once again to the rescue with research that says 15-40 percent of Americans don't have adequate levels of B12 for optimal health, hence the current surge in B-12 shots (what's good enough for Oprah, is good enough for America.) But many clinics offering B12 injections also suggest that other benefits include: 
  • Increased energy
  • Boost metabolism
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Improved mental cognitition
  • Decreased headaches
  • Improved mood, balanced hormones and decreased symptoms of PMS
  • Reduced stress
  • Boost immune system
  • Encourage detoxification
But let's not forget forget the MIC...According to the Live Well Blog, MIC stands for Methionine, Insolitol and Choline and play a role in fat metabolism, liver function and fat excretion. 

After my learning lesson, I signed up for a six-session series for B12 with MIC in hopes to get things moving along and do what ever I can to remove the fat from my body. While I'm still in process of the injections, I can report that I have seen a fluctuation -10 pounds over the duration of a few months. Unfortunately, a bout of pneumonia, bronchitis and several holidays may have hindered additional progress, but I'll never know exactly. However, I do plan to continue getting additional shots as I work to create a more IMPROVED ME!


Looking for more ways to create a more IMPROVED YOU? Follow MamaChallenge.com for more like:
Get Your Ticket to Ride...Flywheel is Moms' Dream to Nightclub + Fitness

 

Diet Review: Dr. Salerno's Silver Cloud Diet

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service