What are the main functions of Lipotropics?
Lipotropic compounds are substances that stimulate the breakdown of fat and reduce the accumulation of excess fat in the liver and other tissues. They increase the production of lecithin by the liver. Lecithin is thought to prevent the build-up of fats and bad cholesterol in the walls of the heart, the arteries and the veins. Lecithin also disperses fat and helps in its breakdown so that fat does not accumulate in the liver. Also, since lecithin hastens the breakdown of fats and their metabolism, it is used to promote weight loss. We use lipotropic injections that include a combination of Methionine, Inositol, Choline, and Vitamin B12 (MIC-B)
What are some of the important functions of the individual Lipotropics?
It is an essential amino acid (body cannot produce it) that participates in fat and protein metabolism.
It works with Choline to detoxify amines which are the by-products of protein metabolism.
It acts as a catalyst for Choline and Inositol, opening up their function.
Along with Choline it aids in reducing liver fat and protects the kidneys
It may increase glutathione content within the cell. Glutathione is the major endogenous antioxidant produced by the cells.
It metabolizes fats and cholesterol and helps transport fats in the blood stream. Can aid in redistribution of body fat and help to lower cholesterol levels by delivering cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted.
Deficiency of Inositol can lead to hair loss
It participates in action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.
Choline is a key agent in bile production. Bile emulsifies fats in foods you eat so they can be digested. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver. Choline also helps to emulsify cholesterol so that it mixes with the blood and does not settle on the walls of the arteries.
Choline works in combination with inositol to metabolize fats and cholesterol. The body can produce choline, with the help of vitamin B12, folic acid (vitamin B9) and methionine. However, the rate your body produces choline may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, particularly during weight loss when a lot of body fat must be broken down. Studies show that diets deficient in choline often result in undesirable changes to liver, kidney and brain functions. For this reason, we often recommend choline injections as part of the weight loss phase of our program.
Vitamin B12 is essential to form healthy cells but may also boost energy and thus activity levels.
How are Lipotropics administered?
MIC-B injections are administered intramuscularly on a weekly basis. You may administer at home if you feel comfortable to perform these injections on yourself. MIC-B injections DO NOT need to be refrigerated.
How much do MIC-B injections cost?
$5 per injection, whether performed at home or in our office
Are MIC-B injections right for you?
There are many online weight loss forums where you can learn other patients’ experiences with lipotropic injections. You should “Google” lipotropic injections or MIC-B injections to learn more.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is for educational purposes only.