Energy + Fat Burning + Metabolism Boosting

The Aspen Clinic is now providing amazing, energy+metabolism boosting injections! Aspen Clinic injections are available to patients and non-patients for weekly doses!

Aspen Pure B12 Injection – $15

B12 – Methylcobalamin 5000 mcg  

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the body and is needed to protect DNA and RNA, support energy, protect nerve and brain cells, stimulate serotonin production, contribute to red blood cell formation, support immune function, and maintain a positive mood.

There are two forms of vitamin B12 that you’re likely to come across – methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is the most commonly supplemented form of vitamin B12 and is chemically synthesized. Methylcobalamin is found in animal-based foods and is therefore obviously naturally occurring.
What’s the difference between methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin? Methylcobalamin has a methyl group (just carbon and hydrogen) while cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule. Although the amount of cyanide in a normal B12 supplement is too small to be harmful, your body will still need to remove and eliminate this compound.

As it has no use for the cyano-compound itself, it will set about

converting any cyanocobalamin you take into methylcobalamin as soon as possible – it’s the methyl-compound that the human body needs to function properly.

What makes methylcobalamin superior? Methylcobalamin the most bio-available form of Vitamin B12, i.e. it is the most readily absorbed and it remains in the body for a longer period of time and at higher levels than cyanocobalamin, which means that your body is supplied with v

itamin B12 for longer if you use methylcobalamin than if you use cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin is used primarily in your liver, brain and nervous system, in fact methylcobalamin is the specific form of B12 needed for nervous system health.

BENEFITS:

Improved metabolism/ weight loss efforts: B12 helps in metabolizing fats and protein which in turn helps boost your metabolism and increases weight loss. Proper utilization of fat, protein, and carbohydrate intake can also help with appetite control.

Increased energy: The body needs B12 to create energy, which creates a boost in energy, mental clarity and focus, and improved mood. Vitamin B12 can treat anemia, help with the production of creatine, which is beneficial for building muscle mass and reducing muscle weakness.

Better Sleep: Research indicates that methylcobalamin can modulate melatonin secretion, enhance light-sensitivity, and normalize circadian rhythm (your body’s 24-hour clock). Because of this, individuals supplementing this form of B12 often report improved quality of sleep, often will require slightly less sleep, and will not uncommonly report that they feel a bit more refreshed when waking in the morning.

Heart Help: One of the primary reactions of methylcobalamin in the body is to convert homocysteine to methionine – high homocysteine levels are undesirable and known to be an in

dicator of heart disease and stroke risk due to the fact free homocysteine in the blood causes sclerosis of the arteries, putting strain on the vascular system and the heart.

Detox: The conversion of homocysteine to methionine reduces the potential for damage because the reaction results in the formation of the super-antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s master detoxifier and the body’s main antioxidant, protecting our cells from damage.

Aspen Lipo Extreme Injection – $25

  • Lipotropic Nutrients are compounds that promote the flow of fat and bile to and from the liver by producing a “decongesting” effect on the liver and promote improved liver function and fat metabolism. Lipotropic substances decrease the deposit or speed up the removal of fat within the liver.
  • Vitamin B1 – Thiamine (500 mcg) plays an essential role in converting carbohydrates to adenosine triphosphate, which can help fuel any exercise-related attempts to burn calories and lose weight. Vitamin B1 is also required for the breakdown of fats and protein. It maintains the muscle tone along the walls of the digestive tract and promotes the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver. It also improves the body’s ability to withstand stress.
  • Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin (500 mcg) plays a significant role in the production of energy. It can also serve as an antioxidant, which slows the pace of aging. Riboflavin deficiency could result in the improper functioning of adrenal glands, which in turn could lead to weight gain around the waist.
  • Vitamin B3 – Niacin (500 mcg) is an important vitamin for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and metabolism- especially balancing blood cholesterol levels. In addition, niacin helps with brain function, healthy skin formation and maintenance and even preventing or treating diabetes.
  • Vitamin B5 – Dexpanthenol (25 mg) is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells. Vitamin B5 is also important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and it helps the body use other vitamins more effectively. It is called the “anti-stress” vitamin because it is enhances the activity of the immune system and improves the body’s stress response. In addition to breaking down fats and carbs for energy, it’s responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones including testosterone. Studies show B5 also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots.
  • Vitamin B8 – Inositol (50 mg) a nutrient belonging to the B vitamin complex and closely associated with choline. It aids in the metabolism of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.
  • Vitamin B6 – Pyrodoxine (5 mg) plays a vital role in metabolism by breaking down fats and carbohydrates for energy and acts as a mild diuretic. The higher the protein intake, the greater the requirement of B6. B6 is involved in more bodily functions than any other nutrient, and required for the proper absorption of B12 and the production of HCl. It acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It must be present for the production of antibodies and red blood cells.
  • Vitamin B12 – Methylcobalamin (1000 mcg) AND Hydroxocobalamin (500 mcg) is a combination of the quick acting and long lasting forms of B12 – benefits include better sleep, better, mood, better energy, boosted metabolism, and overall better feeling.
  • Choline (50 mg) is considered one of the B-complex vitamins as well as a lipotropic nutrient. It is present in the body of all living cells and functions with inositol as a basic constituent of lecithin. Choline appears to be associated with the utilization of fats and cholesterol in the body. It prevents fats from accumulating in the liver and facilitates the movements of fats into the cells and is essential for the health of the liver and the kidneys.
  • Methionine (25 mg) is an essential amino acid that has antioxidant properties and protects the body from toxic substances and free radicals. Methionine also reduces the level of histamine in the blood, which reduces allergy symptoms. In addition, it is important for the regulation of pH balance and contributes to the detoxification of heavy metals. As methionine makes urine more acidic, it can prevent UTIs. Aids in the treatment of depression and Parkinson’s disease  and produces mood-lifting neurotransmitter serotonin.
  • L-Carnitine (25 mg) accelerates the rate of ketone production which has both a protein sparing effect and appetite suppressing effect. Training benefits include improved muscle building potential, increased strength and endurance, improved bone strength, reduced risk of overtraining, improved mental function, improved fat metabolism, increased muscle mass, reduced recovery times, and improved energy levels.
  • Chromium Picolinate (50 mg), or the “blood sugar nutrient” that helps promote regular insulin function and may help to metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle, and convert sugar into energy. In addition, it supports cognitive function, such as mental focus and mental stamina, and helps relieve fatigue and enhance performance endurance and mental acuity. Helps with cravings and blood sugar control.
  • Picamilon (B3+GABA) (500 mcg) When someone struggles with anxiety, they generally have low levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that is believed to improve relaxation. GABA supplements improve relaxation, so researchers combined GABA with niacin (vitamin B3) which can cross the blood brain barrier- this allows Picamilon to increase GABA in the brain and provide the calming and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) benefits.

Aspen Forskolin Plus Injection – $25

  • Forskolin 50 mg
    What is it? Forskolin is an extract from the plant Coleus forskohli. Coleus has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of conditions, including hypertension, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, congestive heart failure, and angina. 
    How does it work? Forskolin acts primarily by activating the enzyme adenylate cyclase, which results in increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) in cells. Cyclic AMP belongs to a class of substances known as “second messengers” and is one of the most important cell-regulating compounds. Increased cellular cyclic AMP results in a broad range of physiological and biochemical effects, including inhibition of platelet activation (resulting in decreased likelihood of blood clots), reduced release of histamine (resulting in decreased allergy symptoms), increased force of contraction of the heart, relaxation of the arteries and other smooth muscles, increased thyroid function, and increased lipolysis (fat burning). 
    Why is it important? A number of diseases are characterized, in part, by decreased intracellular levels of cyclic AMP. These include asthma, eczema, psoriasis, angina, obesity and hypertension. 
    How It Aids Weight Loss: In vitro studies show that Forskolin stimulates lipolysis (breaking down of fats) in fat cells. Additionally, scientists at the Penn State University College of Medicine have found that many obese people have lower than normal cAMP production. Based on these findings and in vitro studies, scientists theorized that Forskolin could be an effective weight loss agent, especially for those with impaired cAMP production. A recent small study appeared to confirm this conjecture. Six overweight women took 25 mg of Forskolin twice daily for eight weeks. At the end of the eight-week trial, the participants lost a mean of ten pounds, and reduced their percentage of body fat by nearly 8 percent. Blood pressure levels also trended lower during the trial. These preliminary results indicate that Forskolin is a safe, useful adjunct to losing weight and maintaining normal body composition. Forskolin also has demonstrated the ability to increase thyroid hormone production and stimulate thyroid hormone release. This mechanism of stimulating the thyroid to enhance metabolism may be one way in which Forskolin promotes normal body weight. Forskolin’s effects in normalizing thyroid function may also contribute to its effects, as depression is a common feature of hypothyroidism. 
    What Does it Do?:

    • Burns fat cells, releases fat stores, and boosts metabolism You will feel fantastic as the weight melts away and none of the jitters or hot flushes you might have experienced with lesser “fat burners”.
    • Suppresses appetite – no more hunger pangs when trying to cut the calories.
    • Promotes an energetic mindset and improves mood. A big factor for those of us who often find themselves feeling sluggish mid afternoon.
    • Works WITHOUT exercise or diet. Forskolin has been proven to get great results on its own. (We would recommend moderate exercise and calorie reduction, but those unable to fit this into their lifestyle are still getting great results.)
  • Vitamin B5 – Dexpanthenol (25 mg) is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells. Vitamin B5 is also important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and it helps the body use other vitamins more effectively. It is sometimes call the “anti-stress” vitamin because it is believed to enhance the activity of the immune system and improves the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. In addition to breaking down fats and carbs for energy, it’s responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones including testosterone. Studies show B5 also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots.
  • Vitamin B8 – Inositol (50 mg) a nutrient belonging to the B vitamin complex and closely associated with choline. It aids in the metabolism of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite. 
  • Vitamin B12 – Methylcobalamin (1000 mcg) AND Hydroxocobalamin (500 mcg) is a unique form of Vitamin B12 that offers a longer lasting effect than the cyanocobalamin form. Vitamin B12 is needed for normal fatty acid and DNA synthesis. It is essential for maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and the synthesis of molecules involved in the production of energy. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in fatigue, cognitive impairment, neuropathies, and sleep disorders. 
  • Choline (50 mg) is considered one of the B-complex vitamins as well as a lipotropic nutrient. It is present in the body of all living cells and functions with inositol as a basic constituent of lecithin. Choline appears to be associated with the utilization of fats and cholesterol in the body. It prevents fats from accumulating in the liver and facilitates the movements of fats into the cells and is essential for the health of the liver and the kidneys. 
  • Methionine (25 mg) is an essential amino acid that the body needs, but does not create itself so it must be obtained through diet. It has antioxidant properties and can therefore protect the body from toxic substances and free radicals. Methionine also reduces the level of histamine in the blood, which reduces allergy symptoms. In addition, it is important for the regulation of the acid-base balance and contributes to the detoxification of heavy metals. As methionine makes urine more acidic, it can be used effectively to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Aids in the treatment of depression and Parkinson’s disease because it has a role in many of the metabolic processes in the brain and encourages the production of the mood-lifting neurotransmitter serotonin.