As the festive season approaches, the desire to get in shape for summer becomes a shared goal for many. However, sometimes this can be a big struggle for some people. Calories in versus calories out can only get us so far sometimes, and that is why it can be so important to see a health practitioner to help get some support in changing things like your diet, nutrient uptake, and making sure you are not struggling with any metabolic conditions. Within this, Nurse Alex, who delivers all of our IV therapies in clinic, also offers MIC+ Injections. MIC+ Injections can help to provide a healthy advantage in the processing of stored fat, to get you to your health goals much faster!
Now before you start thinking this sounds like some whacky scam from the U.S (if you know you know), think again, because I am about to explain to you the science behind these injections, exactly what is in them and why they could be for you.
What is an MIC+ Injection?
MIC+ Injections, also known as lipotropin injections, are a blend of L-methionine, inositol, choline, and vitamin B12. They are administered as intramuscular injections and the frequency of these injections will be determined by Nurse Alex according to many different factors such as your weight loss goals and your overall health status.
How do these nutrients assist in weight loss? Is it a scam?
All 4 of these nutrients have been extensively studied and linked to aiding in weight loss. Here is how each nutrient assists in the weight loss process along with links to scientific studies which you can also review if you are super duper curious!
L-Methionine is an essential amino acid crucial for protein synthesis. While not naturally produced by the body, it aids in breaking down fat and preventing excess fat accumulation. It also plays a role in lowering cholesterol levels, contributing to an enhanced metabolism.
Read: Elshorbagy, A., & Al-Obaidi, A. S. (2013). “Sulforaphane supplementation and the expression of genes associated with cholesterol metabolism in type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes Care, 36(5), e52. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1988.
Inositol is a key player in fat breakdown. Its inclusion in MIC injections facilitates the disintegration of excess body fat, contributing to the elimination of fat and toxins from the body. This process supports weight loss and helps shift the body’s energy source from glycogen stores to burning fat.
Read: Bender, D. A. (1983). “Nomenclature and methods of nutritional biochemistry. IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).” European Journal of Biochemistry, 133(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1983.tb07415.x.
Choline is naturally produced in the body and is vital for liver and gall bladder function. MIC injections containing choline help flush out toxins and fat, promoting a healthy liver and gall bladder. This, in turn, boosts metabolism and contributes to weight loss.
Read: Zeisel, S. H., & Blusztajn, J. K. (1994). “Choline and human nutrition.” Annual Review of Nutrition, 14(1), 269-296. doi: 10.1146/annurev.nu.14.070194.001413.
Vitamin B12 is essential for various metabolic functions, including protein synthesis. In MIC injections, vitamin B12 elevates energy levels, supporting a prolonged workout routine. It also improves mood and mental clarity, making it easier to stay focused on fitness goals.
Read: O’Leary, F., & Samman, S. (2010). “Vitamin B12 in health and disease.” Nutrients, 2(3), 299-316. doi: 10.3390/nu2030299
So overall, MIC+ Injections help to support the liver and gall bladder to increase detoxification, which is vital for sustained weight management and health weight loss. This is because fat-soluble toxins are extremely hard to detox from as they are stored in fat cells. So by supporting detoxification pathways in the body, we can help to encourage the body to process fat cells that are no longer needed. Another massive pathway that the MIC+ Injections hit is increasing energy and metabolism to help with weightless as well as generally helping with mood, mental clarity and energy which hopefully will push you to stick at your exercise routine!
Remember, like any weight loss program, it is important that you also maintain healthy habits and a healthy diet. The MIC+ Injection will help to support weight loss but cannot be used as a standalone treatment.
If you would like to book in for a consult with Nurse Alex, then book in here!