MIC Injections Explained: Methionine Inositol Choline

Elite HRT

Written by Elite HRT on June 11, 2021

Medically reviewed by

Camille Frecking, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MEDICAL ADVISOR

Taking the time to improve your health through eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is a great start to living a healthy lifestyle. One aspect of adopting healthy habits is that it can be discouraging when you put forth so much effort and the number on the scale isn’t indicative of all your effort. One of the main contributing factors to a standstill on the scale is stubborn fat. 

What is most commonly known as fat is actually a type of cell found within the body known as adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is responsible for storing extra calories in the form of fats so the body can use them at a later time. While fat gets a bad rep, it is actually vital in maintaining healthy blood sugar within the body. While physiologically necessary, excessive storage of fats can lead to negative health outcomes and excess fat buildup, especially in the underarms, hips, inner thighs, stomach, and buttocks.

As a helping hand, there are medical interventions that could assist in your weight loss journey. Liposuction is one option to help, but oftentimes this surgery has strict patient body fat percentage requirements and can have painful recovery periods. Methionine Inositol Choline on the other hand provides your body with molecules that can aid in the metabolism of fats. 

When paired with diet and exercise, MIC injections could be the answer to getting the weight loss results you’re looking for without going under the knife. 

What is Methionine Inositol Choline?

Methionine, inositol, and choline are all substances that when they come together can have therapeutic benefits. These three substances come together to form a compound that can help with stimulating your metabolism. They do this by stimulating the liver to increase its natural metabolic function. To best understand how these three compounds work together it can be helpful to understand how they work apart.

Methionine is one of nine essential amino acids that is not created by the body, and is instead ingested from foods that come from animal products such as meats and dairy.  Amino acids are the building blocks that build up proteins. In the body, this amino acid is helpful in the breakdown of fat in the liver. By doing so it can help to lower cholesterol levels and remove the fatty deposits that build up in the body.

Inositol is not an amino acid, but is similar to vitamins and is sometimes called a vitamin-like substance. Inositol is found in certain foods but is better utilized when taken as an injection. Inositol alone can be helpful for a variety of conditions, but when combined with choline it can form a substance called lecithin that is also known for targeting fat.

Choline is an essential nutrient that is required for normal bodily functions. It helps the liver to function properly and has other important functions in the body as well. In the liver, it helps to move and break down shots and cholesterol molecules which can help prevent the fat from staying in the liver longer than necessary. 

How Do You Make the Most of MIC Injections?

MIC injections work best when in conjunction with other weight loss measures. Exercising, eating healthy, or another medically supervised weight-loss program can be an excellent adjunct to MIC injections to burn fat cells to the greatest potential. 

Certain diets can also be more helpful than others for weight loss programs. Diets with low to no fat have a better chance of breaking down fats in the body when MIC injections are taken.  

Exercise recommendations are at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. While this may seem like a lot when broken down into smaller chunks it can be very doable. For example, you can take five 30-minute walks per week and complete your exercise goal. Overall, when MIC injections are combined with other weight-loss strategies the goals can be achieved faster and better. 

Who Should Not Take MIC Injections?

MIC injections can be helpful for many people, but some people should not take them based on their medical history. The first contraindication is an allergy to the medication. If in the past you have developed an allergy to this or any of its ingredients, it is likely that you would not want to take it again. If you have acidic levels in the blood, taking MIC injections could worsen the situation. If your liver is impaired in any way it could interfere with your body’s ability to properly metabolize the injection. If you have experienced any of these you should definitely share this with your health care provider who can decide if it is worth the risk to take it. 

Where Can You Get MIC Injections?

You can get MIC injections from a hormone clinic like Elite HRT. Elite HRT offers hormone replacement therapy in addition to nutraceuticals like MIC injections and vitamin B12. 

If after talking with a specialist they determine MIC injections would be helpful they can prescribe it for you. You can either have the injections done in the clinic, or you may get a prescription with the medication that you can bring home with you and inject in the comfort of your own home. Always make sure that you get any medication or nutraceutical from a reputable clinic or pharmacy. 

What Are the Benefits of MIC Injections?

There are many benefits to MIC injections including physical and emotional impacts.  Because each individual substance has its own positive benefits when they are combined the benefits potentiate and give the best possible outcomes. Some of the emotional impacts are increased energy levels, better mood overall, improved sleep, and may help to reduce feelings of anxiety. The emotional impacts are usually just a bonus because the main use of MIC injections are physical benefits. The most prominent physical benefits are improved skin quality, weight loss, and more. 

What Are the Side Effects of MIC Injections?

Methionine, inositol, and choline all come naturally from our diets, but MIC injections are still a medication that can have some side effects. Some of the potential side effects are pain at the injection site, diarrhea or constipation, dry mouth, an inability to sleep, or feeling tired. 

Some side effects that need to be reported to your health care provider more quickly are an increased heart rate, feeling numbness in your hands or feet, or signs of an allergic reaction. 

Side effects can be different depending on each person and their particular reaction to the medication. Especially when first taking the medication it is important to pay close attention to any changes that you are experiencing. It is always better to be safe than sorry to let your doctor know when you are experiencing a side effect so you can prevent any potential complications from occurring.

How Much Do MIC Injections Cost?

The cost of MIC injections may vary and depend on a couple of factors. The first factor is where you get them from. Each clinic will have different pricing. The price will also differ based on the size of the vial that you purchase. The larger the vial, the more doses, and of course the more expensive. 

Additionally, based on your dose will depend on how much your overall treatment costs. If your dose is higher then you will go through more products and end up spending more money. 

For specifics on pricing, you should call your clinic or schedule a consultation. 

How Are MIC Injections Taken?

MIC is injected into your body with a needle and syringe. While this may seem scary at first, with time the process becomes more and more manageable. To do this you will need the vial of medication, syringe, alcohol pad, and needle. When all of your supplies are gathered and prepared you can decide where the medication will be administered.

MIC injections are lipotropic injections, and thus are typically administered into the fatty tissues, called subcutaneous tissue. The most common sites for these on the body are the fatty tissue on the back of the arms and the belly fat. Methionine Inositol Choline can often be mixed with other substances such as B vitamins or L-Carnitine which can sometimes change the injection site to being in the muscle. It is always best to read the vial for instructions along with following the instructions of your healthcare provider. 

Conclusion

Trying to lose weight can be frustrating after long periods of intense trials. When this occurs lipotropic injection therapy can be exactly what you need to boost your weight loss and help you on your way to living a healthier lifestyle. 

MIC injections involve naturally occurring lipotropic compounds to boost your body’s fat metabolism capabilities and get to the results that you are looking for. 

If you are interested in MIC injections, Elite HRT is here to help!

Resources

MIC or “Fat Burning” Injections

https://portlandpress.com/biochemj/article-abstract/48/4/452/47134/The-rates-of-lipotropic-action-of-choline-and?redirectedFrom=PDF

How to give a subcutaneous injection by Johns Hopkins Arthritis