What are Lipotropics ?
The primary function of lipotropics in the body is to help stimulate the breakdown of lipid fat during metabolism and, in this way, reduce the accumulation of excess fat in the liver and gallbladder. Lipotropics increase the liver’s production of lecithin. Lecithin helps break up cholesterol and moves it through the bloodstream without clogging arteries. Lipotropics are also beneficial in helping to reduce your appetite and speed up the metabolism of fat and its removal.
The Three Primary Lipotropics
Many substances have lipotropic properties. The most effective lipotropic agents (co-enzymes, amino acids) for weight loss purposes are choline, inositol and methionine.
Choline is a key agent in bile production which helps emulsify fat in foods you eat so they can be digested. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver, where they can interfere with normal metabolic functions. Choline also helps to emulsify cholesterol so that it mixes with the blood and does not bind to the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
Inositol is an “unofficial” member of the B-Complex vitamin group. It also helps metabolize fat and cholesterol and helps transport fats into the blood stream. Inositol aids 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 lack of inositol has been shown to result in an accumulation of triglycerides ( a fat compound made of 3 fatty acids) in the liver. Another benefit of inositol is it helps to maintain proper electrical energy and nutrient transfer across the cell membrane, which in turn facilitates nerve impulses. Studies have shown that inositol can help relieve panic attacks and depression.
Choline and Inositol are co-enzymes, meaning they work best together for the proper metabolism of fats. Since brain and nerve cells have a protective coating made of fatty acids, choline and inositol are necessary for normal nerve and brain function.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that is a major lipotropic compound in humans. It has lipotropic properties similar to those of choline. Methionine is an essential amino acid because your body cannot produce it. It must be supplied to your body through diet. Your body uses methionine to make proteins and is one of the required nutrients the body needs to produce choline. Additionally your body requires an adequate amount of methionine to synthesize cysteine and taurine-two other important amino acids. Cysteine a precursor to glutione assists the body through the digestive system in removing heavy metals. This is of prime importance in the detoxification of the liver. The body requires higher levels of methionine when estrogen levels increase. Increased levels of estrogen reduce bile flow through the liver and increase bile cholesterol levels. Methionine helps to deactivate estrogen’s.
The benefits of Lipotropic Injections
Lipotropics, along with proper diet and exercise, can help you reach your goal weight. These injections aid your weight loss by giving you an extra boost. Through their involvement in lipid fat metabolism, lipotropic agents help maintain a healthy liver. The liver plays a major role in human metabolism including aiding in the digestion, storage, and distribution of nutrients and the detoxification of metabolic poisons and waste products.
These injections can help:
Metabolize fat and remove it from the liver, lower your cholesterol, improve your energy and mood, convert carbs to energy, improve brain function,suppress appetite and decrease water weight. It can be effective in enhancing an additional 1 pound per week to your current regimen.
Additional Ingredients B12 + B6 + Myoden
For maximum benefit, Dr. Felton uses a special combination of Choline, Inositol, Methionine, B12, B6 and Myoden. This combination is often referred to as MICA 126 (Lipo-Den).
Vitamin B12 and B6
These vitamins are important to keep the brain and nervous system functioning normally and for the formation of red blood cells. B12 is involved in cellular metabolism by synthesizing and regulating DNA. It is an important part of the weight loss program because of its roll in fatty acid synthesis and energy production. B6 also helps metabolize fats and carbs, helps release energy from nutrients and has also been known to minimize water weight. Many medications, certain medical conditions and the normal aging process can lead to a B12 deficiency.
Also known as AMP, Myoden is a precursor to the energy carrier module ATP. Increasing ATP levels has been known to surpress the appetite. It is a key component for proper fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Adenosine (AMP) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that increases energy at the cellular level and thus increases metabolism. It has been used in weight loss, memory loss, stress, muscle & joint pain, thyroid disorder and chronic fatigue.
Are Lipotropic Injections right for me?
At Atlanta Aesthetic Medicine, consultations are scheduled with Dr. Felton to help you decide if MICA 126 injections would be of benefit to you. Every individual has different needs and goals. Dr. Felton will help design a weight loss plan that will help you achieve success. Lipotropic Injections may be a part of your medical weight loss program.
What Is The Cost For Lipotropic Injections?
The cost of Lipotropic Injections is very affordable. Individual injections are $20 each. We offer several additional options for greater savings. Listed below are the fees for our prepaid injection packages. These prices are for 1cc Injections.
4 shots $75
8 shots $150
12 shots $200