Let's Talk about Lipotropic Injections
Lipotropics are essential compounds that enhance the liver’s ability to break down fat during the metabolic process. Each lipotropic compound has a different function, and when combined in a lipotropic injection, they have additive effects that can accelerate and support your weight loss. Lipotropics boost your body’s metabolism and your energy level so you can work out for longer and harder. The injections will help the body target fat deposits, especially in the liver. A lipotropic injection is made up of various nutrients and vitamins that when combined, can enhance liver function, jumpstart the body’s metabolic processes, and target that hard-to-lose fat while promoting lean muscle development and even a better mood and shinier hair.
Lipo-C, in particular, is a custom lipotropic injection that has shown benefit in boosting energy, improving mood, encouraging fat loss, and more.
When combined with a healthy diet and exercise program, lipotropic injections like Lipo-C have helped many patients reach their fitness goals. They are a safe and effective option for most patients, and lipotropic injections typically come with fewer risks than other weight loss aids.
Learn more about each ingredient in Lipo-C, and how injections may be a useful addition to your fat loss plan.
A majority of lipotropic injections combine three lipotropes that are referred to as “MIC,” a term referencing methionine, inositol, and choline.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that must be supplemented through one’s diet. It plays a role as an antioxidant and supports the breakdown of fat molecules. Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that improves skin elasticity and strengthens hair and nails (PubChem, 2020).
Inositol, the “I” in MIC, can boost the immune system and lower cholesterol levels. In some medical studies, inositol has been found to accelerate weight loss and reduce fat (Donne et al., 2019).
Finally, choline plays an essential role in the liver’s function and can help break down fat buildup by aiding in transporting fat out of the liver. Choline can enhance blood flow and improve one’s memory, mood, and mental control. According to the FDA, most people consume less than the recommended daily allowance for choline. Choline deficiency can cause muscle damage, liver damage, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (Fischer et al. 2007).
How to Administer Lipo-C
Lipo-C is typically available as a subcutaneous (SQ) injection. SQ injections are generally less painful and easier to administer than intramuscular injections.
Lipo-C is injected into the fatty layer of the skin, where it can be absorbed into the bloodstream over time. This allows the body to fully utilize the lipotropic injection, with none of the nutrients lost to the digestive tract.
Common SQ injection sites include:
A typical Lipo-C protocol is two injections per week, but some patients prefer to inject Lipo-C daily. Your protocol will depend on your goals for treatment and your response to lipotropic injections.
Should I workout while I am taking lipo injections?
Yes, lipotropic injections will have the best results when someone is committed to a low-calorie diet and maintains a consistent exercise routine. They are not a replacement for working out, and it is important to remain realistic about your weight loss journey, as lipo injections will not be an easy fix-all solution. Lipotropic injections can be used alone and may even have fat loss results when used alone, but this is not recommended and can be dangerous when not used appropriately. Lipo injections are meant to aid or supplement a weight loss regimen.