Energy, metabolism booster/thermogenic
A powerful trio of energy, metabolism and thermogenics for a total of 3 ml per injection:
Lipo B and MICC: (Methionine/inositol/choline/cyanocobalamin 25/50/50/1 mg/ml)
Carnitine 500 mg or Taurine 50 mg
B12: 2,000 mcg
This powerful injection package contains a combination of compounds that have been shown to exhibit lipotropic effects. The lipotropic effects facilitate the burning of adipose tissue within the human body which may, consequently, result in some degree of weight loss. Lipo-B injections are typically used as fat loss supplements, in combination with diet and exercise, in weight loss plans. The combination of products that make up the Lipo-B (MIC) injection are methionine, choline, and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
Methionine is one of the four sulfur-containing amino acids; the other three are cysteine, homocysteine, and taurine. Additionally, it is one of the nine essential amino acids in the human body. As an essential amino acid, it cannot be synthesized de novo by the human body due to a lack of the required metabolic pathway needed for its synthesis. Therefore, methionine has to be exogenously introduced into the human body either within the diet or as a supplement.
Methionine serves several key roles in the human body such as:
Substrate in the production of critical hormones and proteins including L-cysteine, carnitine, adrenaline, choline, and melatonin, among others.
Increasing liver production of lecithin which helps lower serum cholesterol levels.
Provides sulfur which aids development of nails and promotes hair growth.
Chelating agent which helps get rid of heavy metals such as mercury.
Provides protection against hepatotoxins such as acetaminophen.
Choline is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in a number of metabolic pathways in the human body. Even though choline is produced endogenously in the liver, it is still considered an essential nutrient because the quantities produced is not sufficient to meet the body's metabolic needs; as such, dietary supplementation of choline is necessary. Choline can be found in both animal and plant food sources, with animal food sources generally having more choline per gram of food product.
Some functions that choline serves in the body are:
Production of sphingomyelin and phosphatidylcholine, which are needed to maintain cell membrane integrity.
Production of acetylcholine, which is one of the major neurotransmitters in the body.
Modulation of gene expression and cell membrane signaling.
Early brain development in fetuses.
Otherwise known as vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin derives its name from the fact that it has a cyanide group attached to its molecule and also contains the mineral cobalt. It is essential for cellular energy production as well as DNA synthesis. It is an essential water-soluble vitamin and must be obtained from food or as dietary supplements. Some good food sources of vitamin B12 are meat, fish, milk, eggs, and cheese, among others. Some of the roles that cyanocobalamin serves in the body include:
Cofactor for methionine synthase and L-methymalonyl-CoA mutase.
Synthesis of methionine from homocysteine.
Regeneration of tetrahydrofolate from 5-methyltetrahydrofolate.
MECHANISMS OF ACTION
Lipo B/ MICC
Methionine exerts its effect in the body through the production of S-adenosylmethionine in the methionine cycle; this process is catalyzed by the enzyme methionine adenosyltransferases. Methionine adenosyltransferases combines methionine, water, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to produce S-adenosylmethionine, pyrophosphates, and inorganic phosphates. S-adenosylmethionine participates in a number of processes in the body such as biotin and polyamine synthesis. It is also involved in the synthesis of phospholipids and some neurotransmitters within the body. These methylation reactions also regulate gene expression during fetal development. One of the by-products of methionine metabolism is homocysteine which, in high serum quantities, has been linked to developmental disorders, learning disabilities, and skeletal deformities, among others.
The primary way through which choline acts within the body is through its derivative phosphatidylcholine. The biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine occurs via the CDP-choline pathway. After absorption from the intestine, choline is transported into cells using choline transporters. Within the cells, choline is phosphorylated into phosphocholine or oxidized into betaine; the phosphorylation of choline is catalyzed by the enzyme choline kinase. The final step in this pathway is the conversion of phosphocholine into phosphatidylcholine, a process catalyzed by the enzyme 1,2-diacylglycerol cholinephosphotransferase. Phosphatidylcholine is a major constituent of all cell membranes within the body and is also required for the biosynthesis of lipoproteins.
After oral ingestion, cyanocobalamin binds to intrinsic factor as well as other cobalamin binding proteins before absorption. Once absorbed, it binds to plasma proteins before it is transported around the body. Within body tissues, the specific B12 binding proteins transcobalamin I and II facilitate the absorption of cyanocobalamin into the cells. Cyanocobalamin is a cofactor for the synthesis of two major enzymes in the body namely methionine synthase and L-methymalonyl-CoA mutase. L-methymalonyl-CoA mutase converts L-methymalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA, which is essential for the metabolism of protein and fat. Methionine synthase plays a role in the production of purines and pyrimidines, which are building blocks in DNA synthesis.
Two principal functions:
Transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria.
Helps regulate the intramitochondrial ratio of acyl-coenzyme (CoA) to free CoA
Carnitine deficiency impairs energy metabolism by restricting mitochondrial beta- oxidation of long-chain fatty acids and by permitting build up of acyl-CoA.
High energy tissues like brain and muscle are most affected
Promotes the excretion of excess organic or fatty acids in patients with defects in fatty acid metabolism or specific organic acidopathies that bioaccumulate acetyl-CoA esters
Clears these esters by formation of acylcarnitine which is rapidly excreted
WORKUP AND MONITORING RECOMMENDATIONS
Required - none
A basic workup on file is a general recommendation for ongoing high dose injections or infusions
Maximum once a week
Recommended weekly as needed for energy and metabolism
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