MIC injectionMethionine, inositol and choline injection. A combination of lipotropic agents that are said to play a role in lipid metabolism by helping maintain liver function and promote fat excretion.
Methionine is touted as a lipotropic amino acid which reduces fat, aids in the lowering cholesterol and plays an upstream role in the synthesis of other amino acids.
Inositol and choline are co-enzymes necessary for fat metabolism: inositol metabolises fats and cholesterol and aids in their transport in peripheral circulation, helps redistribute body fat and may help lower cholesterol; choline helps emulsify cholesterol and interacts with methionine to detoxify amines which are the by-products of protein metabolism. Insitol deficiency results in an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver; choline deficiency leads to lipid entrapment in the liver, where they impede normal metabolism.
The peer-reviewed data on the efficacy of MIC injection is insufficient.
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