MIC (Methionine Inositol Choline) Injections
A Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) injection consists of a formula of lipotropics, compounds that help break down fat. The primary compounds –methionine, inositol, choline–work to metabolize fat cells and eliminate stored fat deposits in the liver and body. Methionine is an essential amino acid, inositol is involved in proper cell formation, and choline is a water-soluble nutrient that supports liver function.
During a treatment, one of our medical professionals will inject the MIC directly into a muscle. The injections site can be the buttocks, thigh, hip or upper arm. Like any shot, an MIC injection may cause some discomfort. However, any pain passes quickly and patients can resume their normal activities after the injection.
Injections are typically given bi-weekly, over a period of about 3 months. It is common to include a Vitamin B-12 injection to help the process. The exact treatment plan will be determined on an individual basis.
There are few known serious side effects with MIC shots. However, some patients may experience mild swelling and redness at the injection site, upset stomach, or light headedness. If you have allergies, you should advise your medical professional before receiving treatment. Shots should only be administered by a medical professional who is qualified to assess your candidacy for the treatment.
When injected regularly, the compound formula may enhance the body’s fat-burning capacity. Results are not immediate, but may be visible in a short period of time. Not everybody responds the same way to the treatment and individual results will vary. For optimal effects, it is important to continue to exercise and follow a healthy, low calorie diet. MIC injections cannot address serious weight issues or obesity. They are meant to be part of a sustainable weight management program.