How Lipotropics help maximise weight loss and fuel energy.

There is no questioning the fact that the driving force behind any attempt to lose weight should, first and foremost, be a clean, balanced, calorie controlled diet and regular exercise.  

However, as many of us know through personal experience, when it comes to setting ourselves on that weight loss path, we often lose steam after just a few kilos lost.  Why?  Because when it comes to weight loss... healthy eating, calorie restrictions and regular exercise is hard work... and the payoff demotivatingly slow.  

Life gets in the way and despite our best efforts in the beginning (join the gym, buy some new activewear… throw out all the hidden chocolate bars from the back of the fridge)... the ‘it’s not worth it’ mentally eventually sets in, and we simply give up.

While the biggest motivator for sticking to our diet and exercise routine is to actually see those kilos routinely melting away; if your body is low on the essential nutrients needed to support the metabolic process that leads to burning fat and weight loss... those endless hours at the gym and snacking on carrot sticks could be futile.

However, combining lipotropic therapy with a healthy diet and exercise plan may be a way to support and accelerate your weight loss efforts by keeping you mentally focused and motivated with tangible weight loss results.

Lipotropics compounds are a combination of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals that help metabolise fat in the body.   They support liver and gallbladder function by decreasing fat deposits and speeding up the breakdown and elimination of fat from the body.  

Some of these compounds are not produced by the body but are synthesised from the foods we eat. While others are produced by the body but not sufficiently to support the body’s needs and therefore must also be obtained from our diet or supplementation.

Supplementation can come from eating enough of the foods that contain the nutrients needed for the body to synthesise these lipotropics, or you can supplement through oral tablets, IV infusions or MIC shots that can directly deliver a concentrated dose of these nutrients for the body to utilise.

MIC is a combination of three individual lipotropic compounds each naturally utilised by our body in the process of breaking down and eliminating fat.  Although we can nourish our bodies with these compounds through a healthy and balanced diet, the point of taking MIC as a supplementary shot is to give your body the opportunity to absorb a purified and concentrated does without the calories and fat that comes with eating the foods that contain them.

Methionine is an essential amino acid found in foods such as eggs, fish, spinach, sesame seeds and potatoes.  Our bodies can not make Methionine and can not function without it, so it’s important to get enough of a supply of this essential compound from our food or supplements.  

Methionine is helpful in relieving and preventing fatigue and is required for normal growth and repair of body tissues and nerve function.  It not only improves the tone and elasticity of the skin, promotes healthy hair and strengthens the nails, but is also involved in many detoxifying processes.  

The sulphur provided by methionine protects cells from pollutants, slows cell ageing, and is essential for absorption and bio-availability of other important compounds such as selenium and zinc.  Methionine chelates heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, aiding in their excretion from the body and prevents excess build-up of fat in the liver by breaking these fats down during metabolism.

Inositol also known as vitamin B8 is naturally found in foods such as nuts, beans, rockmelon, oranges and some grains.  Although referred to as a vitamin, Inositol is actually a type of sugar with several important functions.  Apart from contributing to boosting the immune system, Inositol also influences the action of insulin and helps to regulate neurohormones such as serotonin and dopamine, helping to stabilise mood and decrease hunger levels.  It’s also a fat and cholesterol metaboliser, aiding in the breakdown and distribution of body fat and helping to lower cholesterol by moving it to the liver where it can be excreted.

Choline  is a nutrient that is found in foods such as beef liver, eggs, fish and vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli.  Your brain and nervous system need it to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions, and it is also important in the formation of the membranes that surround your body’s cells.  While our bodies can make a small amount of choline in the liver, most of the choline our body needs comes from the food we eat.  

Choline plays an important role in controlling fat and cholesterol buildup in the body by breaking down accumulated fat so that the body can use it as an energy source.  It’s ability to efficiently metabolise fat has also been linked to a greater level of satiety and appetite control.

If you are wanting to lose weight, it’s important to keep in mind that nothing should replace a healthy, calorie controlled diet and exercise.  However, if you would like to learn more about MIC options that may support your weight loss journey then we invite you to make a complimentary consultation with one of our Brazilian Beauty Registered Nurses.