Injection of these nutrients is superior to taking a supplement, as oral supplements must bypass the GI tract before being available for use by the body. This can lead to dilution and reduced effectiveness. The effect of the injection is temporary, and the body will return to its normal metabolic state once the nutrients wear off. The onset of action is immediate.
What’s in a Lipotropic Injection?
Let’s take a closer look at this super shot and what it can do for you:
Methionine is the M in MIC. It’s an essential amino acid that we can’t synthesize ourselves. This means we must get it via nutrition. It’s becoming a bit scarce in our modern-day diets, however. Methionine helps to break down fats in the liver, lowers cholesterol, speeds healing, prevents and relieves fatigue and encourages the growth, formation, and protection of cartilage of the joints. It creates creatinine, which means it’s indirectly responsible for cardiovascular, and muscular function.
It can also reduce the release of histamine; making it helpful for people with allergies. Because of its role in fat metabolization, it works synergistically with the other key ingredients to optimize results.
Inositol is the I in MIC and is related to the vitamin B family. It’s important for fat metabolism, reduces cholesterol, and is involved in insulin signal transduction. Inositol also helps balance dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain; neurotransmitters that control mood, stress, sleep, and emotions. It’s essential for optimal brain function, so if you’re feeling a bit “foggy,” you may need an Inositol boost.
Choline, the C in MIC, helps to detoxify the liver by exporting fat and bile. Choline makes sure that exported fat is burned for fuel by the body. Hormones are metabolized through the liver as well, and if the liver isn’t functioning optimally, unwanted hormones can build up and act on hormone receptors. This can cause many undesirable effects, including weight gain. Choline has also been said to improve circulation.
B-12 is sometimes known as the “energy vitamin.” Along with boosting energy, it increases metabolic rate, helps burn stored body fat, increases red blood cell production, helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite, energy, and slows aging. B-12 aids in mental clarity through its role in the nervous system. It even supports healthy hair.
All told, there are more than 100 enzyme reactions B-12 is responsible for. This is why a B-12 deficiency can be so detrimental. B-12 injections are often recommended to treat the symptoms of pernicious anemia or a strict vegetarian diet.