Areas of 1"-2" of fat
Areas of more than 2" of fat
- full abdomen
- full inner thighs
- side flanks and abdomen
- underarms and abdomen
Where are Lipotropic Injections injected?
The injected areas will be determined after an assessment and consultation with our Naturopathic Doctor. Typically, because of the benefits this injection has on the liver for fatty liver, it is injected in the abdominals. Other possible areas may include the glutes, flanks, underarms and thighs.
What happens during the visit?
Our Naturopathic Doctor will assess you, measure your circumferences and body fat percentage each visit. Multiple small injections will be made in the area (1mL for smaller areas and 2mL for larger areas, maximum of 3mL). We highly recommend Cupping for 30 minutes after the injections to help disperse the Lipotropic solution and release more fat cells ($65 extra, performed by Naturopath or Acupuncturist).
L-Methionine (25mg/mL): an amino acid that helps body process and eliminate fat
Inositol (50mg/mL): a vitamin-B like nutrient that prevents the collection of fat
Choline (50mg/mL): a macronutrient that supports brain and liver function
Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin 1000mcg/mL): a B vitamin helpful in metabolism
Chromium (4mcg/mL): a mineral that converts fat into usable energy
Possible Side Effects and Contraindications
The Lipotropic Injection is a natural and safe injection and generally has little to no side effects.
On occasion, some brusing, redness and swelling at the injection site may occur. This should get better within forty-eight (48) hours.
In rare cases, nutrients in the shot can cause diarrhea, peripheral vascular thrombosis, itching, transitory exanthema, urticaria (hives), feelings of swelling of the whole body.
Sensitivity to cobalt and/or cobalamin is a contraindication.
People with chronic liver and/or kidney dysfunction should not take frequent Lipotropic shots.
The shot contains B12 and B12 is contraindicated in Leber’s disease, a hereditary optic nerve atrophic condition.
Initial Nutrient Injection Visit
The Initial Nutrient Injection visit is 15 minutes in duration ($40), during which a health history, weight, body fat percentage and measurements will be taken. Our Naturopathic Doctors will assess you and reccommend the right injection for you. Note that the cost of injection is extra.
Follow-up Lipotropic Injection Visit
All follow-up Lipotropic Injection visits are 5 minutes in duration ($50/1mL and $90/2mL). The patient's energy level, stress level, and sleep health will be assessed. Future Lipotropic injections will be determined by the treating Naturopathic Doctor although we normally recommend weekly injections for the first 4 visits and then bi-monthly injections thereafter or until results are achieved. Cupping is highly recommended as an adjunct treatment to help mobilize fat out of fat cells and disperse the solution.
Can I combine this with B12 and/or Adrenal Injections?
Yes, you can combine this injection with other B12 and/or Adrenal injections. The total number of injections will be determined by the Naturopathic Doctor and based on findings during the visit.
Lipotropic Injections can also help treat Fatty Liver
Did you know that Lipotropic Injections can help with Fatty Liver? The lipotropic factors (methione, inositol and choline) can help solubilize fat in fatty liver. Find out more on Treatments for Fatty Liver.
How are Lipotropic Injections billed?
Lipotropic Injections are provided by a Naturopathic Doctor and is listed as a Naturopathic Visit. Please contact one of our front desk staff if you have any further questions.
Lipotropic Injections Contain:
Help reduce fatty liver and fat in unwanted areas with our Lipotropic Injections! L-Methionine, Inositol, Choline, B12 and Chromium are the natural ingredients that will help release fat out of fat cells and help the liver digest it.
Lipotropic Injections to the Abdomen
Lipotropic injections contain L-methionine, inositol, choline, vitamin B12 and chromium that help the liver metabolize fat and mobilize it out of the body.
Cupping to the Abdomen After Lipotropic Injections
Cupping helps disperse the lipotropic solutions, mobilize fat cells and assist in evening out fatty pockets and cellulite.
1mL Lipotropic Shot for smaller areas:
2mL Lipotropic Shot for larger areas:
Initial Nutrient Injection Visit
(15 mins) $40.00
*visit only, cost of injection extra
B12 Follow-up Injection (5 mins) $40.00
Adrenal Follow-up Injection (5 mins) $45.00
Lipotropic 1mL Follow-up (5 mins) $50.00
Lipotropic 2mL Follow-up (5 mins) $90.00