Most of my patients know that I very strongly advise the use of vitamin supplementation. Our polluted environment has robbed our nutritional supply (food) of truly effective and sorely needed vitamins. Sometimes we may as well be eating cardboard!
One of the most common and very essential vitamins I check by blood testing is B-12. It is usually low as it is easily processed “OUT” of our natural food sources. Technically, Vitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production. It is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin, and quite obviously from the above description, very important. But what is the MIC part of this almost painless injection?
Methionine, Inositol, and Choline are “lipotropic” substances that play important roles in fat metabolism, liver function, and fat excretion.
Methionine is an amino acid that reduces fat, aids in lowering cholesterol, and helps synthesize other amino acids needed by the body. It is also one of the nutrients required for the body to produce choline. A deficiency of methionine will adversely affect fat metabolism by limiting choline production. The body cannot produce methionine-it must be supplied through diet and supplementation.
Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and helps transport fats in the blood system. Thus, inositol can aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels by moving cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. A deficiency of inositol produces an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver, which impairs normal liver function and can lead to weight gain. The body is able to manufacture its own supply of inositol.
Choline works in combination with inositol and emulsifies cholesterol so that it does not settle on arterial walls. It also works with methionine to detoxify the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver and block metabolic functions. The body can produce choline, with the help of vitamin B-12, folic acid and methionine. However, the rate your body produces choline may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, particularly during weight loss when a lot of body fat must be broken down.
In summary, the MIC ingredients all burn fat, reduce cholesterol, and clear fats out of the liver. The injection is a good source of methionine, which cannot be made by the body and is necessary for the production of choline. It is also a good source of inositol and choline, which the body does not make in sufficient quantities for weight loss. Together with B-12 this “combo” gives an energy boost, fights cholesterol and plaque buildup, and also helps target weight loss that is hard to lose.
USE IT TO LOSE IT!
Terry R. Leder B.A.
Clinical Manager & Research
Pointe Medical Services/Live Well MD