With a rate of over 40 percent, adult obesity in the United States is more prevalent than ever.
Obesity-related health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers, are among the leading causes of preventable premature death.
If you’re struggling with losing weight, you may want to consider MIC injections, a non-invasive medical treatment that can help your body burn fat more efficiently. Read on to learn more.
What Are MIC Injections?
Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) injections are shots designed to help speed up your metabolism, the process in which your body converts food into energy. Metabolism is key to keeping your weight under control—in order to lose fat, you need to have an efficient metabolism.
MIC injections can assist weight loss in cases where diet and exercise alone are not effective. Combining these fat-burning injections with a weight-loss routine can boost your body’s ability to get rid of unwanted fats. Besides weight loss, MIC injections can also help increase your energy levels and overall well-being.
MIC injection ingredients
The nutrients in MIC shots help decrease fat deposits by speeding up metabolism and removal of the fat. As the name indicates, MIC injections consist of three main ingredients: methionine, inositol, and choline.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that regulates metabolic processes and digestive functions. It helps remove heavy metals from your body while breaking down fat deposits and preventing the build-up of fat in arteries.
Inositol is a compound related to B vitamins that helps convert fats into other useful forms of energy. When used in combination with other ingredients in a MIC injection, inositol can assist the liver in breaking down fats in the body. Furthermore, inositol can mimic the effects of insulin and lower your blood glucose levels.
Choline is another member of the vitamin B family. This nutrient plays an essential role in protecting your liver as well as controlling fat and cholesterol in the body. It helps your body burn fat, which may result in easier weight loss and better metabolic health.
Other ingredients in MIC injections
Several other ingredients are commonly used in MIC injections, for example:
- Vitamin B1 that serves as a catalyst in the metabolism of carbohydrates
- Vitamin B2 that assists in metabolizing fats and carbohydrates
- Vitamin B3 that helps transform nutrients into energy and reduce cholesterol levels
- L-Carnitine that can positively influence weight loss in overweight or obese adults.
How are MIC injections administered?
MIC injections are given either intramuscularly, deep into the muscles, or subcutaneously into the fatty tissue. They are most often injected into the upper thigh and sometimes into other areas containing more fatty tissues such as the abdomen, upper arm, or buttocks. Medical professionals recommend alternating injection sites to avoid irritation and scarring.
Because MIC shots are injected directly into the body tissue, they bypass the digestive system and the nutrients are absorbed immediately.
If you are interested in taking MIC injections, you may be wondering how effective they really are for fat loss.
Do MIC Injections Really Work for Fat Loss?
Although clinical studies on MIC injections and obesity remain inconclusive, this treatment has been used successfully in conjunction with weight loss programs for over three decades.
When injected regularly, the formula may enhance the body’s fat-burning capacity. Results are not immediate, but they become visible after a short period of time. If you take the injections in combination with a nutritious diet and regular exercise, you may be able to lose an additional 1-5 pounds per week. However, not everybody responds to the treatment the same way and individual results will vary.
It is important to keep in mind that MIC injections are meant to be part of a sustainable weight management plan and can’t replace a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of your weight loss goals, it is essential to continue to exercise and follow a low-calorie diet to achieve the desired effect.
Other Ways to Take MIC
In addition to MIC injections, you can use a range of Reset IV therapy products to get MIC into your body.
For example, our specially designed Weight Loss Support package consists of:
- Lipo C (MIC) given via intramuscular injection
- Vitamin B12 that plays a key role in fat metabolism
- Normal saline, a mixture of water and sodium chloride that replenishes the fluids necessary for normal body function. Hydration also improves digestive function so that fats are eliminated from your body more efficiently.
How Often Should You Take MIC Injections for Fat Loss?
Because MIC injections contain only natural ingredients, such as vitamins and amino acids, they can be safely taken on a regular basis.
Doctors usually recommend taking weekly MIC injections for weight loss purposes, since the boosting effects in your body will last for about a week. However, if needed injections can be administered up to twice a week. Some people will require fewer shots, only every two or three weeks or once every three months, for instance, depending on their individual health goals.
How Much Do MIC Injections Cost?
Reset IV Weight Loss Support package with MIC intramuscular injection costs $289. The price includes travel fees.
Our other IV therapy packages start at $159 including travel fees, with a possibility to choose from a range of optional add-ons for $60- $110.
Keep reading to learn more about the possible side effects of MIC injections.
MIC Injection Side Effects
There are few known serious side effects of MIC injections. However, some patients may experience temporary issues that usually subside very quickly, such as:
- Pain at the injection site
- Mild swelling and redness at the insertion site
- Unexplained pain in neck and hands
- Upset stomach
- Urinary problems
- Depression and anxiety.
Some people may experience an allergic reaction to a MIC injection. Signs of an allergic reaction can include:
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the throat, lips, tongue, or mouth.
Before you start the therapy, our physicians will provide a free medical consultation and approve your treatment. If you have any known allergies, you should inform our medical professional and they will make sure that you're not given anything that can provoke an allergic reaction. In addition, the nurses who administer treatments are highly qualified and trained to quickly respond in case an allergic reaction does occur.
Besides MIC injections, there are several other options for losing weight. Read on to learn more.
Alternatives to MIC Injections for Losing Weight
Medically supervised weight loss plan
Medically supervised weight loss programs are offered by private practices as well as in hospitals and clinics throughout the country. You may want to choose this option to help you kick-start your weight loss journey.
After talking to a weight loss specialist about your current diet and exercise plan, they will formulate a personalized program tailored specifically to your needs.
Weight loss plans usually comprise the following steps:
- Aiming for a steady weight loss of one to two pounds each week
- Behavioral changes that include eating habits
- Cutting down on sugars and processed foods
- Drinking more water
- Getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night
- Reducing stress levels
- Regular physical activity
- Consultations with a doctor, dietitian, or weight loss counselor
- Accountability through the use of a journal or a tracking app on a smartphone.
The regular checkups and support system you receive through this weight loss plan will help keep you stay motivated and encourage you to keep your weight off.
If your diet and exercise don’t result in weight loss or if you have other medical conditions, your doctor may prescribe medications to help you lose weight. Phentermine products (Adipex-P, Suprenza) are meant for short-term use, while orlistat (Xenical), lorcaserin HCI (Belviq), and liraglutide injections (Saxenda) are given for chronic use. Weight-loss medications must be taken in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and are not meant to replace lifestyle changes.
Weight loss or bariatric surgeries are reserved for people with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or above—which is considered extreme obesity—or with a BMI of 35-39 in individuals who have serious weight-related health problems. Bariatric surgery involves removing or altering a part of the stomach or small intestine so that you can’t eat as much or absorb as many nutrients as before. What’s more, bariatric surgeries reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, heart disease, and stroke.
Gastric sleeves and gastric bands
Gastric sleeves and gastric bands are used to make the stomach smaller. After the operation, you won’t be able to consume more than one cup of food at a time, which will significantly decrease your food intake.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of the stomach and enables food to bypass parts of the digestive system. Although it is an effective procedure, the surgery may increase the risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies because your body is no longer capable of absorbing as many nutrients as before.