The MIC injection is a vitamin cocktail designed primarily to burn fat and promote weight loss. The MIC gets its name from its three key ingredients: Methionine, Inositol and Choline. Patients in our Weight Loss Program receive MIC injections as a way to jumpstart the weight loss progress.
Let’s see how these ingredients work together to promote weight loss.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that is not synthesized in the body, but must come from food sources or by supplementation. Its role is to assist in the breakdown of fats in the liver and to lower cholesterol to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout the circulatory system.
Injecting methionine into the muscles creates high concentrations of this amino acid which has the immediate effect of mobilizing and eliminating abnormal fatty deposits. In addition to its fat-burning benefits, methionine also plays a beneficial role in keeping hair, skin and nails healthy, as well improving cardiovascular and muscular functions through its role in the production of creatine.
Good food sources of methionine in the diet include: cheese, eggs, fish, meats, spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts and sesame seeds.
Inositol is a B vitamin that serves many biological functions in the body, among them: aiding in fat metabolism, reducing blood cholesterol, and participating in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite. Inositol combines with choline to produce lecithin, a product that aids in the breakdown of fats such as cholesterol.
Deficiencies of inositol manifest as constipation, high cholesterol, vision problems and hair loss. Since inositol is not produced in the body, it must come from food sources and is found in nuts, kidney beans, grains, cantaloupes and oranges. However it is most effective in its fat-burning role when given as an intramuscular injection.
Choline is an organic, water soluble compound closely related to B complex vitamins because of similar properties and functions such as metabolism, liver function and healthy brain development. It is only since 1998 that choline has been recognized by the Institute of Medicine as an “essential” nutrient. The body does make small amounts of it in the liver, but the majority must be obtained from diet or supplementation.
Choline is essential for transporting cholesterol from the liver. Choline works with B12 and folate in a process necessary for DNA synthesis. It is also required to make acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory, muscle movement and heartbeat regulation.
Methylcobalamin (B12) is a water-soluble vitamin that helps support adrenal function and maintain a healthy nervous system and is necessary for key metabolic processes. It stimulates serotonin production, contributes to red blood cell formation, supports immune function, and maintains a positive mood.