Obesity is a growing problem all over the United States, but we have noticed it happening at alarming rates here in South Florida. We here at Associates MD wanted to do something about it. We know there are countless weight loss options and a different diet craze or miracle food seemingly every other day, and we know how confusing that can all be. Fad or complicated diets that are impossible to stick to will fail. This weeks super-food may be next weeks “never eat this ever” food. Surgeries can be rough on the body and too intense for some patients. Proper diet and exercise are the right way to achieve and maintain your optimal weight, but sometimes you just need help.
That’s where the MIC injection comes into play. MIC injections are a combination of Vitamin B-12 and three individual compounds, each designed to help accelerate your weight loss. There are a lot of misconceptions about MIC and other lipotropic injections, allow us to clear up a few of them:
Lipotropic injections melt the fat away:
FALSE. The injections certainly help, but they are not “magic” and do not instantly dissolve fat. Instead, the “I” and “C” portions of the MIC injection provide a powerful fat-filtering combination. Inositol, the “I”, helps to regulate your hormone and insulin levels. This means your mood will be more stable and your hunger levels should decrease. Choline, the “C”, helps by metabolizing the fats and sending them into your blood stream to be used. That means that fat deposits in your body will decrease as your metabolism speeds up.
MIC injections will keep your metabolism up so much that you can just lay around and do nothing:
FALSE. Methionine, the “M”, helps with more effective mobilization and elimination of abnormal fat deposits. The vitamins in a MIC injection often give the patient a feeling of increased energy, but that does not necessarily mean that their metabolism is running so high that exercise is not necessary.
MIC injections are full of unnatural chemicals:
FALSE. The break down of a MIC injection is simple. Methionine is an amino acid found in eggs, fish, spinach, sesame seeds, potatoes, etc. Inositol is naturally found in nuts, beans, cantaloupes, oranges and some grains. Choline is most commonly found in peanuts, chicken, cauliflower and more. B12 is a vitamin found in shellfish, liver, crustaceans, soy, eggs, cheese and more. There isn’t anything in a MIC injection that you couldn’t get in a healthy and balanced diet – the point of the MIC injection is to give your body a purified and concentrated boost of these things without the calorie and fat that often comes with them. Your body can then make the most efficient use of these compounds possible.
Whatever your weight loss goals, it’s important to remember that there is no magic pill to make you instantly the perfect weight. You will have to eat proper balanced meals in correct portion sizes. You will have to exercise. You will have to be mindful of the signals your body is trying to give you. To learn more about what your options for weight loss are and what we can do to help, please contact the office to make an appointment.