The struggle to lose weight and keep it off is not easy. If you are like most dieters, you've fallen into the trap of trying the latest quick fix fad diets which help you lose weight quickly, but not for the long haul This pattern of yo-yo dieting can be exhausting and incredibly disheartening to anyone who experiences it.

If you want to end this vicious cycle, you should be able to achieve success with our guidance and the B12-MIC Diet. B12/MIC is an injection of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Used correctly, this nearly-painless injection can play an important role in a physician-supervised medical weight loss program.

These lipotropic agents (methionine, inositol and choline) belong to a class of substances that play important roles in the body's use of fat. Through their involvement in the fat (lipid) metabolism, lipotropics help maintain liver function and promote fat excretion. This treatment is all-natural, so you won’t have to worry about dangerous side effects from ingesting harmful chemicals.

Many of these nutrients are not absorbable by mouth and need to be taken by injection. Injections are safe, effective and an easy way to keep your body well-balanced. They help increase your energy as well as contribute to the success of your weight loss plan. This diet plan involves eating specific proteins, vegetables, and fruits while adhering to a 1200-1500 calorie per day diet. You will also receive a weekly injection of B12/MIC. There is no limit to how long you can follow this diet and it is extremely safe. All instructions and materials will be provided to you during your first visit.

B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins and is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body. B12 plays an important role in DNA synthesis and regulation, as well as fatty acid synthesis and energy production. It is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin.

Methionine, Inositol, and Choline play important roles in fat metabolism, liver function, and fat excretion.

Methionine, an amino acid, reduces fat, aids in lowering cholesterol and helps synthesize other amino acids needed by the body. It is one of the nutrients required for the body to produce choline. A deficiency of methionine will adversely affect fat metabolism by limiting choline production. The body does not produce methionine -- it must be supplied through diet and supplementation. If you are sulfa-allergic, we offer a sulfa-free lipotropic without methionine

Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and helps transport fats in the blood system. Thus, inositol can aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels by moving cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. A deficiency of inositol produces an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver, which impairs normal liver function and can lead to weight gain. The body is able to manufacture its own supply of inositol.

Choline works in combination with inositol and emulsifies cholesterol so that it does not settle on arterial walls. It also works with methionine to detoxify the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver and block metabolic functions. The body can produce choline, with the help of vitamin B-12, folic acid and methionine. However, the rate your body produces choline may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, particularly during weight loss when a lot of body fat must be broken down.

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