Lipotropics are essential compounds that enhance the liver’s ability to break down fat during the metabolic process. Each lipotropic compound has a different function, and when combined in a lipotropic injection, they have additive effects that can accelerate and support your weight loss. Lipotropics boost your body’s metabolism and your energy level so you can work out for longer and harder. The injections will help the body target fat deposits, especially in the liver. A lipotropic injection is made up of various nutrients and vitamins that when combined, can enhance liver function, jumpstart the body’s metabolic processes, and target that hard-to-lose fat while promoting lean muscle development and even a better mood and shinier hair.
Lipotropic injections combine three lipotropes that are referred to as “MIC,” a term referencing methionine, inositol, and choline.
- Methionine is an essential amino acid that must be supplemented through one’s diet. It plays a role as an antioxidant and supports the breakdown of fat molecules. Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that improves skin elasticity and strengthens hair and nails (PubChem, 2020).
- Inositol, the “I” in MIC, can boost the immune system and lower cholesterol levels. In some medical studies, inositol has been found to accelerate weight loss and reduce fat (Donne et al., 2019).
- Choline plays an essential role in the liver’s function and can help break down fat buildup by aiding in transporting fat out of the liver. Choline can enhance blood flow and improve one’s memory, mood, and mental control. According to the FDA, most people consume less than the recommended daily allowance for choline. Choline deficiency can cause muscle damage, liver damage, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (Fischer et al. 2007).
The combination of these three ingredients will support the body’s removal of toxins and fat and can boost energy levels and metabolism.
Our lipotropic injections also contain other beneficial B vitamins, such as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and carnitine. *Consider adding B12 to your injection as well for added benefits (ask your provider for more information).
The B vitamins all play an essential role in the body’s process of converting food into fuel, which helps boost energy levels and can improve your mood. B Vitamins also promote cell growth and enhance the immune system’s functioning.
Carnitine is a compound that helps the body turn fat into energy. Lipotropic injections are typically prescribed for individuals who are overweight or obese and are struggling with a slowed metabolism. This may happen when there is a buildup of trapped bile and fat in the liver, which not only slows down metabolism but also can lead to other serious health complications. The lipotropic compounds target the fat in the liver to eliminate or burn the fat for energy.
Generally, lipotropic injections work best for people who are willing to do the work it takes to lose weight. Lipotropic injections are meant to be used along with a healthy diet and exercise routine to support your body’s efforts in burning fat and building muscle. Unlike surgery, the fat will not be immediately gone, and you will need to get consistent lipotropic injections and maintain a caloric deficient diet and an active lifestyle in order to achieve the best weight loss results.
If you have tried everything to lose weight or want to maintain the weight you are at, lipotropic injections are a great weight loss supplement that is cost-effective and minimally invasive. Lipotropic injections, although most commonly used for weight loss purposes, have several positive health benefits other than burning fat. Those who are trying to speed up their metabolism or supplement the nutrients and minerals they are deficient in may also benefit from utilizing lipotropic injections.