Benefits of B12 with MIC

What is B12?

B12 is a vitamin, one of eight B vitamins. The source of vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is found only in animal sources. As many of us do not consume the suggested nutrients in our diets, many people need to supplement their nutritional intake with oral tablets or injections. Vitamin B12 helps form red blood cells and DNA; therefore, it serves a key function in brain and nerve cell development. Additionally, B12 helps maintain the outer layer covering nerve fibers and protects them from damage. Since B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, it is not stored in the body as excess B12 is removed through urination. Taking more than the body can absorb will flush the vitamin out. Therefore, taking mega doses of the vitamin does not aid the body in any way and wastes your financial resources. Foods such as meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs, and dairy contain this necessary vitamin. Avoiding animal products can lead to a B12 deficiency and is not uncommon in vegans or vegetarians and those who have undergone weight-loss surgery.

Deficiencies in B12 can lead to pernicious anemia (anemia is the lack of red blood cells, while pernicious anemia is when the intestines cannot absorb vitamin B12). Pernicious anemia (caused by B12 deficiencies) is also related to atrophic gastritis (a thinning of the stomach lining) and/or an autoimmune condition that can lead the body to attack the stomach lining.

Diseases associated with B12 deficiency combined with pernicious anemia include but are not limited to:

  • Addison disease
  • Graves Disease
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Loss of ovarian function before the age of 40
  • Diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Hashimoto disease
  • Diabetes

This list of disorders does not mean that a low level of B12 will lead to one of the above-mentioned disorders. But, pernicious anemia, left unchecked, can result in any of the disorders mentioned above.

Signs of B12 deficiency

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and legs
  • Memory loss or confusion
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Seizure

What is MIC?

MIC combines methionine, inositol, and choline, a water-soluble compound.

  • Methionine (an amino acid) helps aid in the breakdown of fats and prevents their accumulation in the arteries, it also helps eliminate heavy metals, which can damage the liver. This amino acid is found in eggs, fish, spinach, sesame seeds, and potatoes.
  • Inositol (a carbohydrate, which becomes a sugar) plays a “structural role in your body as a major component of cell membranes. It influences the action of insulin…” Inositol assists in the transfer of nutrients at a cellular level (cell to cell), and it helps reduce cholesterol levels and convert food into energy. This carbohydrate is found in nuts, beans, cantaloupes, and oranges.
  • Choline (a nutrient the body produces in small amounts, which is mostly absorbed through food intake) is necessary for proper cell membrane structure and functioning and it helps transport fats through the blood. It is found in peanuts, chicken, and cauliflower, to name a few.

Together these lipotropics are responsible for your metabolism’s proper functioning. They also help stimulate the liver to enhance the process of metabolizing fat, sugar, and energy.

When B12 and this lipotropic mixture are combined, research indicates that it aids in boosting a body’s metabolism by converting fats and sugars into energy. Low B12 and poor lifestyle choices cause the metabolism to slow, resulting in the storing of fats and sugars in various places around the body- thus causing weight gain.

How Does the B12 and MIC Combination Work for Weight Loss?

There is no magic that can cause one to lose weight. Even with the B12 and MIC injections, diet and exercise are closely tied to a weight loss regime. Generally, people taking this combination injection are placed on a low carbohydrate balanced diet and a fitness program. Because lipotropics (the MIC) aid in cleansing the liver and improving liver function, it is possible to get additional weight loss support from these injections. Researchers have yet to find evidence that B12 and MIC taken beyond the recommended amounts can help a person lose weight.

As with all medications and supplements, a provider must have a licensed physician overseeing B12 and MIC injections. A certified phlebotomist should take blood levels, and all injection ingredients need to be reviewed with the client to determine any possible allergic reactions. Side effects can occur in a few people. It is essential that the injection does not have additional substances, which can be problematic. Other ingredients in the mixture, such as phentermine, can lead to unwanted side effects such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Numbness in feet or hands

For those seeking to lose weight safe and add effective behaviors this list can assist in reaching the goal.

  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Sleep management
  • Stress management
  • Continuous feedback and support
  • Setting achievable goals
  • Drinking more water
  • Eating more fiber
  • Avoiding processed foods
  • Increasing intake of fruits and vegetables
  • Reducing sugar intake and sugar-sweetened beverages

Androgenix Can Help

If you are suffering from sluggishness, numbness, or other symptoms mentioned earlier, you need to visit our office to get a complete blood workup. If you want to lose weight, we can help put you on a low carbohydrate diet, B12 and MIC injections, and a fitness workout program. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners will help diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you. Every person who enters our doors is treated as an individual deserving of care and respect. We can help you feel and look better. Give us a call today.



*Unless otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.