As part of the GreenLite Medicine and the Simply GreenLite programs, we offer weekly injections of MIC (which includes a small amount of vitamin B12). This injection is not required.
MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline) are lipotropic agents that belong to a class of substances that play important roles in the body’s use of fat. Through their involvement in lipid (fat) metabolism, lipotropics help maintain liver function and promote fat excretion.
Methionine is a lipotropic amino acid, which reduces fat and aids in lowering cholesterol. It also plays a vital upstream role in the synthesis of other amino acids needed by the body.
Inositol and Choline are coenzymes necessary for the proper metabolism of fats. A deficiency in inositol has been shown to produce an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver. Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and aids in their transport in blood vessels. It is, therefore, an aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help lower cholesterol levels. Choline aids in emulsifying cholesterol. Choline also works well with methionine to detoxify amines, which are the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver, where they can block normal metabolic functions.
Vitamin B12 is also called cobalamin and is 1 of the 8 water-soluble B vitamins. Cobalamin is an excellent antistress vitamin, since it is believed to enhance the healthy functioning of the immune system and improve the body’s ability to fight stressful conditions.
We also offer supplemental vitamin B6 injections (which may help with water retention and cravings) and full B12 injections at a separate cost. These supplements complement our weight loss program and are only offered to our weight loss clients.