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The driving forces behind weight loss are regular exercise and a balanced diet, but if all of your efforts aren’t producing results you may need additional help.

Camas Medspa currently offers this help in the form of lipotropic injections, aka the Skinny Shot, metabolic booster that helps to maximize weight loss while increasing your vitamin and mineral intake. The following information can help you start to answer the question: are lipotropics right for me?


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B12 has many health benefits including improved immune system function, enhanced memory, and healthy neurological activity support. Our bodies also depend on B12 to help reduce stress and continue to grow and repair healthy cells.

Our Super B Skinny Shot includes the fatburning benefits of the Lipotropic MC Skinny Shot and supercharges it with the wellness benefits of vitamin B12.


What Are Lipotropics?

Lipotropic compounds are a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that help metabolize fat in the body. Combined with diet and exercise, lipotropic injections can speed up the process of fat breakdown and enhance your weight loss results.

Lipotropics boost your body’s metabolism and your energy level so you can work out for longer and harder. The injections will help the body target fat deposits, especially in the liver. A lipotropic injection is made up of various nutrients and vitamins that when combined, can enhance liver function, jumpstart the body’s metabolic processes, and target that hard-to-lose fat while promoting lean muscle development and even a better mood and shinier hair.

A majority of lipotropic injections combine two lipotropes that are referred to as “MC,” a term referencing methionine and choline.

The combination of these three ingredients will support the body’s removal of toxins and fat and can boost energy levels and metabolism.


Methionine is an essential amino acid that must be supplemented through one’s diet. It plays a role as an antioxidant and supports the breakdown of fat molecules. Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that improves skin elasticity and strengthens hair and nails (PubChem, 2020).


Choline plays an essential role in the liver’s function and can help break down fat buildup by aiding in transporting fat out of the liver. Choline can enhance blood flow and improve one’s memory, mood, and mental control. According to the FDA, most people consume less than the recommended daily allowance for choline. Choline deficiency can cause muscle damage, liver damage, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (Fischer et al. 2007)

The SKINNY SHOTS at Camas Medspa

Our SKINNY SHOTS contains Lipotropic MC (see above). Some lipotropic injections contain other B vitamins as well (such as our Super B Skinny Shot) to aid in weight loss – your injector or the Doctor can discuss which works best for you when beginning your treatment plan.

If you have tried everything to lose weight or want to maintain the weight you are at, lipo injections are a great weight loss supplement that is cost-effective and minimally invasive. Lipotropic injections, although most commonly used for weight loss purposes, have several positive health benefits other than burning fat. Those who are trying to speed up their metabolism or supplement the nutrients and minerals they are deficient in may also benefit from utilizing lipo injections.


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How often you you will need an injection and how long your SKINNY SHOTS will take to work

Lipo injections are not a one-time solution and most users have to get the injections regularly; however it is different for everyone depending upon your needs.

If the supplemental injections are being used for weight loss purposes, it is most commonly recommended that one take weekly lipotropic injections, as the boosting effects in your body will only last for about a week. However, some clients get them twice a week while others get injected biweekly, monthly or even every couple of months.

Getting the most out of your SKINNY SHOTS

Lipo shots will have the best results when combined with a low-calorie diet and a consistent exercise routine. They are not a replacement for working out, and it is important to remain realistic about your weight loss journey, as lipo injections will not be an easy fix-all solution. The SKINNY SHOT and the SUPER B SKINNY SHOT can be used alone and may even have fat loss results when used alone, but this is not recommended as it is meant to aid or supplement a weight loss regimen.

Pill vs Injection?

Do shots really work better?

What Happens When You Ingest Vitamins?

When you ingest vitamins in food or dietary supplements, they must go through your digestive tract and be absorbed into your bloodstream before being utilized.

Many vitamins we ingest don’t make it to their end destination or  aren’t efficiently absorbed due to various factors, such as:

  • Biological factors (e.g. age, gender, and weight)
  • Health history (e.g. if you take medications)
  • The time of day you ingest them
  • What foods you eat at one sitting

Additionally, vitamins are often lost from food depending on how you prepare them.

How Injectable Vitamins Work

The reason injectables are preferable is to skip over the digestion process. Rather than being partly lost to digestive enzymes, taking time to move through various cells and into the bloodstream, the bloodstream is targeted directly.


As a result, this method is thought to be faster and more effective. Rather than getting anywhere between 10-90% of the vitamins you ingest and hoping for the best, you  receive 100% through injection.

Added Benefits of the SKINNY SHOTS

More to benefit from

  1. It’s less invasive when compared to other weight loss procedures, such as liposuction.
  2. Provides increased energy.
  3. Lipotropic compounds can aid digestion, skin, and nerve health.
  4. It encourages the export of fat and bile from the liver.
  5. A lipotropic injection can balance out uneven hormone levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

More about the SKINNY SHOT!

What Are The Side Effects?
The most common side effect of lipotropic injections is discomfort, irritation, or redness at the site of injection. Most doctors or professionals will vary the injection site for each session to prevent this. In addition, although it is rare, some may have an allergic reaction to the injection; this may present as a rash, hives, chest tightness, random and unexplained pain, and swelling of the mouth, throat, or tongue. If you have an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical care.

Other potential side effects may include nausea, urinary problems, fatigue, constipation, incontinence, and numbness in feet or hands. If you are having an allergic reaction or any of these symptoms worsen or persist, call your doctor as soon as possible.

  • High intakes of choline are associated with a fishy body odor, vomiting, excessive sweating and salivation, hypotension, and liver toxicity. The NIH has established an upper-limit for choline at 3,500 mg  (NIH, 2020).
  • Methionine may cause mild side-effects including nausea and vomiting, drowsiness and irritability (Sweetman, 2009).
Lipotropic injections are composed of mostly naturally occurring ingredients, so they are considered a safe supplement to aid your weight loss. However, everyone reacts differently, so there are some risks and side effects associated with the injectables. You should always consult with your doctor before starting a new supplement or medication.
Does It Hurt?

No. A lipotropic injection is administered quickly using a narrow needle. It is no different than getting a flu shot.

Who Should Not Get The SKINNY SHOT?
Those with Chronic Liver Disease and Renal Failure, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Megaloblastic anemia, or if you have allergies to any of the ingredients. Not to be used during pregnancy.


Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA or any other government agencies. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program.

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