B-12 Injections Specialist

Michael J. Barnthouse, MD

Gynecologist & Hormone Replacement Specialist located in Kansas City, MO

Whether you’re dieting to lose weight or just feeling run down, vitamin B12 injections can restore your energy levels and help your body burn fat. OB/GYN Michael J. Barnthouse, MD, offers women in Johnson County, Kansas, and the greater Kansas City, Missouri, area vitamin B12 lipotropic injections for weight loss and other conditions. If you’re looking for an effective weight-loss solution, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barnthouse today.

B-12 Injections Q & A


What are vitamin B12 injections?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble essential vitamin. This vitamin occurs naturally in many food sources, but many of these foods are animal-based sources of protein. Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in several biological functions, including:

  • Energy production
  • Fat metabolism
  • DNA synthesis
  • Brain function
  • Red blood cell formation

If you’re a vegetarian or otherwise unable to get enough B12 from food, vitamin B12 injections are a safe and effective way to quickly boost your body’s supply of this vitamin.

How do lipotropic vitamin B12 injections help you lose weight?

B12 plays a key role in burning fat, which means it’s a lipotropic nutrient. If you have a B12 deficiency, your body may struggle to use fat as an energy source. Since fat burning is crucial for healthy weight loss, it’s important to make sure your body has a proper supply of B12.

In addition to burning fat, B12 injections can help with muscle gain and energy production, making it easier for you to exercise regularly while you reduce caloric intake. Depending on your unique circumstances, vitamin B12 injections may offer a natural way to achieve faster results from your weight-loss plan.

Who should get vitamin B12 injections?

Dr. Barnthouse can determine whether B12 injections are right for you during a comprehensive physical exam and review of your medical history. If you’re a good candidate for vitamin B12 injections, Dr. Barnthouse may discuss adding Lipo Beplex injections to your treatment plan.

You may benefit from vitamin B12 injections if you experience any of these signs and symptoms of B12 deficiency:

  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Heart palpitations

You may be deficient in vitamin B12 if you follow a restrictive diet for weight loss. Other factors that increase your risk of B12 deficiency include:

  • Older age
  • Being vegetarian or vegan
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Small intestine disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Immune system disorders

To learn more about how vitamin B12 injections can help accelerate your weight loss and reduce symptoms of B12 deficiency, call the office of Dr. Barnthouse or schedule an appointment online today.