Are diet and exercise not giving you the results you want? You may want to consider MIC injections as part of a medically supervised weight loss program. Not sure what this is? We’ll explain. MIC is an acronym for the compounds methionine, inositol, and choline. These are lipotropic agents, that when injected with B12, help with the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body. Many times, they are also referred to as “fat burning” injections. Here we take a closer look at this form of therapy and the many benefits it provides for weight management and overall health.
Methionine is one of eight essential amino acids that are the building blocks for protein but cannot be naturally produced in the body. In addition to injections or supplements, methionine can be found in meats and dairy products as well as spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts, and sesame seeds. Methionine is useful in the treatment of liver disease and is a recommended supplement for vegetarians.
Health & Weight Management Benefits: Methionine helps the body process and eliminate fat. It is a required amino acid in the production of cysteine and taurine, both of which help the body eliminate toxins.
Inositol is a B vitamin and mild lipotropic agent that helps with weight loss and the redistribution of body fat. In addition to injections, inositol can be found in fruits such as cantaloupe, oranges, and bananas as well as kidney beans, raisins and peanuts.
Health & Weight Management Benefits: Inositol is beneficial for both mental and physical health. It is reported to provide a calming effect, improve quality of sleep, and treat depression. It may also be linked to reducing LDL (bad cholesterol). In the management of weight, inositol helps the liver break down fats in the body, and when used in combination with choline, it forms lecithin which is known to aid in the metabolism of fat.
Like inositol, choline is grouped within the B complex of vitamins. It is considered an essential nutrient, although generally not produced in enough quantities, and is required in the regulation of the kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. Soybeans and eggs are two of the best choline-based food sources, but it can also be found in beef, liver, cauliflower, tofu, and almonds.
Health & Weight Management Benefits: Choline is essential for fat metabolism as it functions as a methyl donor and assists in detoxification reactions in the liver. It also helps supports the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.
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