“Fat burning” injections, also known as MIC injections can be an adjuvent therapy in medically supervised weight loss programs. These injections contain amino acids (typically methionine, inositol and choline, which possess a lipotropic quality helping with the breakdown of fat metabolism in the body.
What are MIC?
One of eight essential amino acids that are the building blocks for proteins but which cannot be produced in the body.
Aside from injection or ingestion as a supplement, L-Methionine can be found in meats and dairy products, as well as spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts and sesame seeds.
For weight management, L- Methionine helps the body process and eliminate fat. It is a required amino acid in the production of cysteine and taurine, which help the body eliminate toxins.
Inositol is a carbohydrate, but is not considered a sugar, and was once considered a member of the vitamin B complex. But since the body is able to synthesize it, it is not a classic vitamin.
It is also found predominantly in fruits such as cantaloupe and oranges, as well as bananas, kidney beans, raisins, and peanuts.
In the management of weight, inositol, when used in combination with other B complex vitamins, helps the liver break down fats in the body.
When used in combination with other compounds in a MIC injection, especially choline, inositol forms lecithin which is known to aid in the metabolism of fat.
Considered an essential nutrient produced in the liver but is generally not produced in sufficient quantities. Soybeans along with eggs are two of our best choline-based food sources, as well as beef liver, cauliflower, tofu and almonds.
Like inositol, it is often grouped within the B complex of vitamins, although it is not a true B vitamin.
Choline is required in the regulation of the kidneys, liver and gallbladder.
As part of a weight loss program, choline is essential for fat metabolism, it functions as a methyl donor and it assists detoxification reactions in the liver. The components of a MIC injection, especially inositol and choline, have been found to improve mental function and improve feelings of depression.
MIC injections can be enhanced with the addition of fat burning compounds such as hydroxycobalamin, thiamine, and riboflavin.
Enhancing the MIC injection with the addition of other fat burning compounds not only enhances the body’s ability to metabolize fat but also promotes the conversion of fat to energy and supports the immune system.
Hydroxycobalamin (B12): Energy, healthy nerve cells.
Thiamine (B1): Thiamine (B1): Improves immune system, helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy.
Riboflavin (B2): Increases metabolism, supports immune system.
Do they work?
When used in combination with low fat/low calorie diet and exercise, lipotropic injections can be beneficial. Some of the potential benefits include:
🌸Decreases amount of stored fat in the body
🌸Reinforces a positive mood and mental clarity
🌸Increases energy levels and fights fatigue
🌸Speeds up the metabolism
Are ‘fat burning’ injections for everyone?
Not everyone will be a good candidate for treatment with lipotropic injections. These injections are closely monitored under a medically supervised weight loss program. The physician will take a full medical history and you will receive a thorough consultation with our medical practitioner in order to distinguish if we are able to prescribe the medication for you.
People who are not able to take such medication include:
- Patients on diabetic medication
- Patients on thyroid medication
- Patients with eating disorders or body dysmorphia
- Patients with a BMI <20
- Patients we feel do not qualify for the medication for any other reasons discussed during your consultation.
- Pregnant individuals and those breast feeding
Why choose us?
In our practice, we have a proprietary blend of active compounds to enhance one’s results. Our MIC injections not only include amino acids and vitamin b12 but we have also added riboflavin and thiamine to achieve a synergistic effect. Our physician administers all injections and monitors the patient’s progress each week. We also have body shaping solutions that can assist in further reduction of fat as well as smooth and tone.