I’m 31 years old, a little over my preferred weight, maybe 10 pounds or so, and ALWAYS tired it seems. I ran into a girl I was friends with from my childhood through high school and into some of my early college years. She was always really short and therefore, seems to carry more weight than average. Well this time, she looked great! She looked healthy, energetic, slim and toned. After catching up a bit, I had to compliment her and ask her what she was doing different. She told me that she went into a medical weight loss program under this great physician and loved it! SO I had to know, what was this program? How did it work? What was different that a regular “fad diet”? That is the moment I learned about B12 or “Lipotropic” injections. I was fascinated, and ready to learn more. So I went to Florida Aesthetics, I met Olympia, the weight coach, and started my free consultation. I was ready.

Olympia was fantastic. Light, energetic, understanding everything I was telling her with a calm presence that made me feel comfortable. She explained the options the program offered and what she thought would be best for me to start with based off what I had told her about myself. We were going to start with B12 shots, and see what that did for me, follow up in a week, and go from there.

Before my Vitamin B12 shot, I had felt drained and tired. I had had three nights in a row of about 5 hours of sleep, and even two cups of coffee at breakfast that morning hadn’t perked me up.  The process of getting the shot was pretty simple and took only a few minutes. The vitamins are injected either in your arm or near the back of your hip.I don’t and have never liked injections in my arms so I chose my hip.  I had to unzip my pants and get a little comfortable with a stranger. Luckily, I had some privacy and got to chat for a little bit with the health professional. Everyone was super nice at Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, and the space was bright, clean and inviting.  While I was surprised to feel a little sore on my backside immediately after the injection, within 10-15 minutes I did feel an improved mood and like the bags had lifted from under my eyes. Either it was the coffee kicking in or the shot — but I bet on the shot. I was excited, actually, ecstatic! Had I found the thing to take the miserable, sluggish, drained feeling I couldn’t stop feeling every single day? I was about to find out.

Olympia said I would probably feel best the next morning, but again, I’m not sure if it was the almost full night of sleep I finally got or the shot that did make me feel pretty much back to my normal, pre-fatigued self. I went throughout my day, looking for signs. Was I really more energetic? Well I didn’t feel groggy, my mid felt a little clearer, and not to mention, the simple act of rolling my feet over the edge of the bed and standing up, was pretty easy. I didn’t feel jittery, I felt “normal”, the way I felt 5 years ago when life wasn’t so busy and draining.  As my week went on, I slowly started to feel a little less of the newfound energy. I remembered Olympia told me I could come back as soon as 5 days later, so I made an appointment and went in. During that visit, I asked her, is this something I am going to become dependant on? The last thing I needed to add to my proliferate coffee addiction was another habit I felt I needed to make it through the day. She explained it to me and put my fears to ease. You see, B12 shots are an easy way for people to address one of the most common vitamin deficiencies and increase their energy and boost their mood. Vitamin B12 is important for proper red blood cell formation and brain function in addition to DNA synthesis, energy production and nerve cell health. It’s also really important when it comes to converting homocysteine.Supplementing with B12 may do a whole range of good stuff for us, including possibly preventing dementia and improving healthy fetal development during pregnancy. B12 is a vitamin that our body makes naturally, but can decrease over time due to age or for various other reasons. The injections are simply replacing what is lost in the purest, fastest and highest absorbing ways. I felt better and got my second shot.

Over the next month I continued to get my injections, once a week, and discuss everything I felt and what had changed for me with my weight coach. At the end of my month, I realized I had a much more productive and overall happy month, and these injections were in fact, helping me. I am continuing my injections at Florida Aesthetics, and now go bi-weekly, as I find that I dont need it as often, and am still getting the same benefits. Overall, B12 Lipotropic injections, helped me regain what I felt I was missing for quite some time, energy, health, happiness, and clarity! Not to mention, I lost 8 pounds in the first month and am now at a happier more desirable weight! If you haven’t tried them, and you feel like I did, you should really consider giving Olympia a call! It is well worth it.