Can B12 shots make you lose weight? Answer From Brent A. Bauer, M.D. There’s no solid evidence that vitamin B-12 injections aid weight loss. Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin found naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, fish and dairy products.
How fast can you lose weight with B12 shots? It’s common to start losing weight within your first week post-injection. Although the goal is to drop a steady one to two pounds per week, some weight loss patients lose even more when they first get started with lipotropic B-12 injections.
Does B12 help with belly fat? Studies show that having adequate blood levels of vitamin B12 may be linked to a lower risk of obesity in children and adults. Plus, animal research suggests that vitamin B12 may affect body fat and metabolism.
Does B12 speed up your metabolism? B12 works by converting the food we eat into sugar and other types of fuel that keep the body running smoothly. B12 is often associated with weight loss because of its ability to boost metabolism and provide lasting energy.