We’ve talked about the B-complex vitamins in this space before, and the cumulative or “synergistic” effects we’ve seen with B12-B6 shots having a more significant effect on weight loss than any of the B-complex vitamins on their own — even the venerable B12, which many programs advocate be taken separately, we’ve found is more effective when combined with other B-vitamins.
I thought it would be helpful for our patients who are considering B12-B6 shots as part of a comprehensive weight loss program to learn more about B6, and the part it plays in the process by which your body converts food you eat into energy. B6 is also known as pyridoxine, and it’s an incredibly important nutrient for your diet; it helps your body regulate its own metabolism in profound ways, and in particular B6 is utilized for the creation of certain amino acids from the proteins you eat. Interestingly, your body needs more B6 when your diet is higher in protein.
Perhaps of greatest importance for our clients interested in B12-B6 shots and their effect on weight loss, B6 is the key micronutrient for the body when it goes to metabolize the carbohydrate storage molecule glycogen. The conversion of high-carbohydrate foods into glucose — which is then burned to create energy — is one of the major processes by which you feel more or less energetic; lack of energy is often cited as a major roadblock among dieters who feel they’re not getting enough food because they’re feeling lethargic or run down. By regulating those feelings by ensuring an adequate supply of B6, people involved in weight loss programs have the strength and vitality to see their program through to their ultimate goals.
A diet program that does not contain adequate B6 can leave a dieter fighting his or her own body in the weight loss process; for more information about B12-B6 shots, please contact us today!