Methionine Inositol Choline

Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC): Key for weight loss success

August 13. 2021

Most people have those weak spots on their bodies where fat simply loves to build up and refuses to go away. Those areas are also hardly targetable with diets and exercises, and it’s not uncommon for people to shred a few pounds on the scale but can’t see the difference in the mirror. Working hard to reshape your body and hardly seeing any results can quickly get you feeling disappointed and discouraged to keep going. The lack of results you were hoping for may be due to your body having insufficient quantities of a few essential amino acids and nutrients called lipotropics responsible for your metabolism working correctly. Thankfully, you can increase the levels of these compounds in your body by getting Methionine, Inositol, and Choline (also known as MIC) shots.

You’ve most likely come across the term metabolism, but if you’re still unsure about what it is, we’ll go through it briefly now. Metabolism is essentially the process through which your body turns food into energy. It doesn’t work the same for everyone and is greatly affected by your age, health condition, certain diseases, etc. You’ve probably also heard someone say that if you’re able to eat large quantities of food without gaining weight, it means you have a fast metabolism. People who gain weight easily often have a slow metabolism. To lose or maintain your weight, it’s vital to ensure your metabolism works at its peak. MIC shots, which are often an integral part of a lipo C injection, can really come in handy to achieve this. Appetite suppressants are usually included in such injections to help you get in a calorie deficit without feeling hungry and deprived.

What is a Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) injection?

To understand how a MIC shot can help you lose weight, you should first get familiar with its compounds. Methionine, Inositol, and Choline are all lipotropic compounds that allow fat breakdown during metabolism in your body. All three are already present in your body and can be produced de novo, but their quantities are generally insufficient. They also encourage and promote the export of fat from your liver and ensure it works properly. That’s why the benefits of MIC injections go beyond weight loss, and they are used to prevent what is called a fatty liver – a condition in which the fat builds up in the liver and sometimes causes damage. Methionine is an essential amino acid that increases the speed at which the fat is removed from your liver and therefore helps the liver flush out the stored toxins. Inositol (also known as Vitamin B8) is a sugar alcohol that helps reduce stored fat and cholesterol levels in your blood. Choline is an essential nutrient that supports your metabolism and prevents cholesterol from building up on the walls of blood vessels and arteries.
When combined, these compounds promote the health of your liver, aid the fat breakdown process, speed up your metabolism and lower down your cholesterol levels. That’s why Methionine, Inositol and Choline are integral parts of our Lipo-Ignite© shots.

How can Methionine Inositol Choline shots aid your weight loss?

Although benefits you get from MIC shots are numerous, let’s see what often makes them a key for a patient’s weight loss success:

    1. Methionine assists in avoiding edema – the retention of fluids in your body that causes swelling and weight gain, and it does so by helping the processing of urine. It’s also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and therefore reduce weight gain. By regulating histamine levels in your body, keeps cholesterol levels low and even assists in proper brain functioning. Methionine is also an antioxidant, protecting your body from free radicals.
    2. Inositol stabilizes insulin levels and metabolizes fat and cholesterol, thus helping the redistribution of body fat. A deficiency can cause the accumulation of triglycerides in the liver and prevent it from working correctly, which often leads to weight gain. Optimal levels of Inositol can prevent severe liver damage, such as cirrhosis.
    3. Choline works best when combined with Inositol to emulsify cholesterol and prevent it from attaching to the walls of arteries and blood vessels. Without it, the fat could quickly build up in the liver and block metabolic processes. It also aids the removal of toxins and increases your energy levels.

How long does it take for Methionine Inositol Choline to start working?

This is one of the most frequent questions we get about these injections, and although there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to it, you can expect to witness increased levels of energy soon after taking your first shot. Since MIC shots are not an invasive method for weight loss, the results are not immediate. If you choose to follow a healthy diet and implement a regular physical activity, you can expect your weight loss results about a month after getting your first shot. How quickly you lose weight depends on several things, including your metabolism at the beginning of the treatment, your starting weight, the frequency of shots, etc. You can expect to lose more weight initially, and as you approach your weight goal, you’ll most likely lose weight at a slower pace, which is a natural occurrence. 

Final thoughts

Methionine Inositol Choline shots effectively promote weight loss and fat burn, reduce the risks of liver diseases, and boost metabolism. Patients who struggle with stubborn built-up fat around problematic areas may find MIC shots beneficial at finally triggering the uniform fat loss. Combining these lipotropic injections with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen can enhance and speed up their effectiveness. 

Considering their natural origin, Methionine, Inositol, and Choline have provided numerous patients with pain-free treatment that enhanced their weight loss and improved overall well-being. If you’d like to join them, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Chicago weight loss clinic and schedule your appointment. Our team of experienced physicians will ensure you get all the information you need and devote themselves to helping you achieve your weight goal safely and surely. 

Nurse Walton


Nurse Walton

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Chanay received her Practical Nurse licensure and went to work in clinical specialties such as Home Health, Assisted Living, Long-Term Care and Dialysis Centers. Through this work, she realized the importance of diet, nutrition and weight loss among her patients. This led her to open A Better Weigh, Inc. Medical Weight Loss Center in 2009.

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