Methionine Inositol Choline or MIC injection is a type of fat burning supplement. It is also known as lipotropic injection.
It contains various vitamins, minerals and other ingredients that may help your body burn excess fat. Some common ingredients of MIC injection are methionine, inositol, choline, B vitamins and L-Carnitine.
Evidence showed that these ingredients are individually helpful in weight loss. Let me explain how.
Methionine is a sulfur-containing essential amino acid. Its main function is to help produce cysteine, taurine, SAM, glutathione and creatine.
Methionine also stimulates your body to release somatotropin hormone, which is a growth hormone. Evidence indicated that growth hormone treatment can reduce visceral fat or abdominal obesity.
Inositol, also referred to as vitamin B8 is a type of sugar. Its main function is to provide structure to your cells, promote insulin sensitivity and stimulate feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.
Evidence indicated that inositol can help PCOS patients to lose weight by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Another ingredient of MIC injection is choline. Choline is an essential nutrient. Although your liver can make choline in small amounts, you must obtain the majority through your diet.
Its main function is to produce other essential cell components and signaling molecules, such as phospholipids (vital for cell membrane), the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (vital for brain and muscle function), and the osmoregulator trimethylglycine (vital for gene expression).
Evidence indicated that choline helps breakdown stored fat for energy, which releases satiety hormones.
It also alters satiety hormones by reducing fasted serum leptin and ghrelin levels and increasing peptide YY (PYY), Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and gastric inhibitory protein (GIP) for improved regulation of appetite, food intake, and energy expenditure.
In MIC injections, B vitamins and L-Carnitine is also added to further enhance its effectiveness.
Evidence indicated that B vitamins can reduce body weight gain by increasing metabolism-related enzyme activity. On top of that, deficiency of vitamin B can cause weight gain.
Finally, L-Carnitine helps move more fatty acids into your cells to be burned for energy.
Now the question is, does MIC injection help you lose weight as well?
The answer is yes. MIC injection can help your body burn excess body fat more effectively. However to get the full benefit of MIC injection, you should follow a healthy lifestyle.
Several clinics also claim that MIC injection helps their clients lose body fat fast.
But is MIC injection necessary to lose weight?
No. You don’t need MIC injection until your doctor recommend you. You can lose weight simply by following a healthy lifestyle like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough quality sleep.
However, if you’d like, there is no harm in getting it. Just consult a doctor about it.
Moreover, always check the credentials of the injection providers and the clinic.
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