For many, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to remove stubborn fat – even with consistent, hard work. What may be the case is a total lack of essential vitamins and minerals that enable you to lose fat in the first place. With many options that are difficult or potentially harmful, like extreme dieting, or procedures that result in a level of downtime (like liposuction) that simply isn’t feasible for most work schedules, a quick, non-surgical weight loss option is heavily sought after. Fortunately, such a treatment exists in the form of Lipo-C, a custom formulated lipotropic injection used to promote body fat reduction and preserve lean muscle tissue. As an added bonus, lipotropic injections can also be used to maintain healthy liver function and protect it from disease.
How does it work?
An issue that many people don’t realize is that the body requires nutrition and specific vitamins to stimulate the body into removing the fat it stores in problem areas. Lipotropic nutrients are what the body uses to encourage and support the removal of fat from the liver. They also aid in ensuring that excess fat gets burned off for energy instead of being stored for future use. On top of that, the nutrients also ensure that bile and fat don’t build up in the liver, which can cause a slew of health problems and liver disease. The stored fat and bile can cause metabolism to come to a standstill, as it blocks the liver’s natural process of metabolizing fat.
These nutrients work in unison as a catalyst for fat metabolism and a cleansing system for the liver. The three main lipotropic nutrients are:
- Methionine, which helps the liver maintain the optimal ability to process fatty acids. It deactivates estrogen, which is what inhibits fat burning bile.
- Choline, which stimulates the mobilization of fatty acids and prevents their deposition in a given part of the body
- Inositol, which aids in the transport of fat into and out of the liver and intestinal cells, acts synergistically with choline, exhibiting more lipotropic activity than when administered alone.
When used together, these are colloquially known as MIC injections, taken from the first letters of the three main ingredients. These are also accompanied by an array of amino acids and vitamins, such as B12, for increased metabolic energy, brain function, and cardiovascular health.
Is it safe?
The Lipo-C shot is an extremely low-risk treatment. Aside from occasional soreness at the local site of injection, there is very little else in the way of pain. Side effects are increasingly rare, as most patients are not allergic to vitamins and nutrients. In the event they occur, however, they are mild.
Am I a candidate?
If you are an individual with an existing diet and exercise routine (or are prepared to start one), especially having loss weight previously and still have stubborn problem areas, Lipo-C can be exactly what you need to stimulate fat loss. Since Lipo-C shots consist of naturally occurring nutrients and vitamins, the shots themselves are safe for all body types, however a practitioner will ultimately decide your eligibility.
For more information regarding Lipo-C, other cosmetic injections, and everything hormones, please check out our website or call us at (225) 960-1580 to speak to one of our healthcare providers.