B-12 is a water-soluble nutrient that occurs naturally in animal products such as some fish, poultry, and lean red meats. This vitamin does not cause weight loss, but instead promotes it by aiding the body in the proper metabolizing of protein and fat.
This proper metabolizing results in increased energy levels and efficient usage of nutrient intake. This proper usage of fat and protein results in less fat storage and increased activity due to more energy which deters the weight gaining process. B12 also aids in:
- Increasing nerve health and function
- Improving mood through Serotonin production
- Producing red blood cells
- Increasing mental clarity and acuity
This nutrient can be taken via tablet, sublingual, liquid, food, or injection. The most efficient of these is the injection, as it allows for maximum absorption.
However, if you wish to optimize with food, B-12 can also be found in lean beef, lamb, turkey, eggs, mollusks, salmon, yogurt, and some breakfast cereals.