Weight Loss

Are Your Patients Struggling to Lose Weight?

January 31, 2022

By: Belmar Pharmacy

Sometimes it seems impossible to lose weight. Many patients wrestle with extra pounds, and, at times, exercise and diet alone aren’t enough to help them best manage their weight. Fortunately, there are other therapies that may assist your patients to achieve their goals, including MIC injections. 

MIC injections or lipotropic shots (methionine, inositol, and choline) are shots specifically designed to accelerate the metabolism of the body. Lipotropics are fat-burning amino acids that remove or inhibit the deposition of fats in organs, especially the liver. 

Some benefits experienced by patients on MIC Injections have been:

  • Increase metabolism and improve energy levels
  • Aid natural immunity
  • Assist the body in transforming fat into energy.
  • Boost the body’s overall well-being 
  • MIC injections are usually pain-free 

The main components of MIC injections are methionine, inositol, and choline. Methionine is a protein-based amino acid that is crucial for muscle growth and energy. Methionine also helps the body to take control of excessive levels of estrogen. Methionine deactivates estrogens leading to improved fat metabolism and mobilization. 

Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient and lipotropic agent often clustered with the B-family vitamins. Choline typically protects the liver from environmental toxins by detoxifying the liver from amines and byproducts of protein metabolism. 

Inositol (also known as myo-inositol) is a simple carbohydrate produced in the human body and available in foods such as nuts, beans, melons, and oranges – that prevents cholesterol from sticking to the arterial walls and helps to transport fat through the bloodstream. Inositol also facilitates insulin signaling and reduces blood glucose concentrations in individuals with type 2 diabetes.  

In addition to good nutritional counseling and an adequate exercise program, MIC injections may be a valuable therapy for helping your patients to manage their weight.

If you are a clinician interested in prescribing compounded medications to your patients, contact us, for information on how to get started and to access all of our clinical resources.

REFERENCES:

Best CH, Ridout JH. The lipotropic action of methionine. J Physiol. 1940;97(4):489-494. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.1940.sp003824

Frame EG. Lipotropic Substances. Yale J Biol Med. 1942;14(3):229-255.

Plows JF, Ramos Nieves JM, Budin F, et al. The effects of Myo-inositol and probiotic supplementation in a high-fat-fed preclinical model of glucose intolerance in pregnancy. British journal of nutrition. 2019;123(5):516-528. doi:10.1017/S0007114519003039

Rapiejko PJ, Northup JK, Evans T, Brown JE, Malbon CC. G-proteins of fat cells. Role in hormonal regulation of intracellular inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. Biochem J. 1986;240(1):35-40. doi:10.1042/bj2400035

Ridout JH, Lucas CC, Patterson JM, Best CH. Lipotropic factors and the fatty liver are produced by feeding cholesterol. Biochem J. 1946;40(4):494-499.

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