Can vitamins really help you lose weight? There are 2 very important vitamins that have been said to help you lose weight. The 1st is vitamin C, but I recently discovered that vitamin B12 also plays an important role in helping with weight loss with people going to the extent of getting vitamin B12 shots. How do these vitamins help with weight loss?
Stress increases the level of a hormone called cortisol and this hormone encourages the storage of fat in the tummy. Vitamin C is associated with reducing the level of cortisol in the blood during stress caused by exercise. Consuming vitamin C can play a role in reducing the amount of fat in your tummy, but this works best if you take them just before a workout. If you don’t like to take supplements here is a list of some foods with high levels of vitamin C:
- Citrus fruits
Vitamin B12 helps boost the metabolism and burn the stored fat in your tummy. Vitamin B12 is available in pills, mouth sprays and shots. The shots are normally prescribed to people with vitamin B12 deficiency, however some clinics are promoting the shots as an effective way to lose weight. It is important to note that vitamin B12 does not cause weight loss, it only helps contribute to weight loss by helping metabolise protein and fat. The best sources for vitamin B12 are:
- Lean beef