How B Vitamins Impact Your Metabolism and Help Weight Loss
There isn’t a magic pill you can take to lose weight but there are some natural vitamins that can help boost your metabolism and increase your weight loss. Your metabolism helps your body to process nutrients and turn calories into energy, rather than fat. A faster metabolism burns calories more quickly than a slower one, making it less likely that a person will put on weight and can help increase weight loss. Some vitamins and minerals may help keep the metabolism working effectively.
B vitamins, such as B6 and B12, play an important role in the body’s metabolic processes, but are excreted regularly and thus must be replaced regularly as well. Deficiency in one of the B vitamins can affect other B vitamins, which can disrupt a person’s metabolism.
Vitamins Bs play a critically important role to turn food into energy that fuels all aspects of our body’s metabolism through a series of biochemical reactions. They are not only important to support our physical activities, but also largely affect our brain performance and mood state.
How B Vitamins Impact Metabolism and Weight Loss
Vitamin B1, also called thiamine, plays a role in metabolism and brain function, helping the body metabolize carbohydrates, which are a significant source of energy. This B vitamin is found in pork, eggs, and liver; it is also present in yeast and whole-grain foods such as oatmeal and brown rice.
Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, is involved in many cellular processes, including the metabolization of carbohydrates,
proteins, and fats; it also helps the body absorb and use the other B vitamins. Riboflavin is found in foods such as mushrooms, yeast, leafy greens, milk, and cheese.
Pyridoxine is the alternative name for vitamin B6. This vitamin helps the body to balance sodium and potassium, which impacts tissue and organ function. Getting enough vitamin B6 is also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. Vitamin B6 can be found in liver, eggs, tuna, turkey, pork, and leafy greens.
B12 remains one of the most well-known vitamins. Your body can’t produce B-12 on its own so you have to get it from food or supplements. Cobalamin, or vitamin B12, promotes the healthy function of the brain and nervous system. It also regulates cell metabolism and plays a role in the transformation of fatty acids into energy. Thus, vitamin B12 is an important component of a healthy overall metabolism and can improve the body’s ability to lose weight. This vitamin is only found in animal products, such as meat, dairy products, and eggs.
While B12 itself isn’t going to drop the pounds for you it will help the way your body absorbs nutrients. Instead of turning these nutrients into fat, vitamin B12 helps turn them into energy for your body to use.
Good Sources of B Vitamins
The best food sources for B Vitamins include:
- lean meat
- whole grains
An additional way to get B vitamins is through vitamin injections which can include B vitamins as well as other metabolism-boosting vitamins.
When combined with a healthy meal plan in Orlando, vitamin injections with B vitamins like our Super Slim injection can help you lose weight faster to reach your goals and enjoy a slimmer, fitter body.
Your weight loss program will be tailored to your needs to help you lose weight the healthy way so you can achieve the results you want. Weight loss injections can provide an added health boost on the road to success.
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About the Author – Suzanne Gil, M.D.
Dr. Suzanne Gil obtained advanced training in bariatric (weight loss medicine) and opened Calla Slimspa Medical Weight Loss Center located in Orlando, FL in 2008 when the need for weight-related assistance became a huge priority. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and dedicates 100% of her professional time to helping as many people as possible achieve their weight loss goals and improve their health. She completed her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and is a Board Certified Pediatrician.