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Lipotonix Plus: Weekly Fat Burning and Energy Vitamin Injection to Boost Metabolism and Burn Fat

written by: Linda Talbott Brewer • edited by: Leigh A. Zaykoski • updated: 5/24/2011

There's a new kid in town. The weapon in his holster: a syringe! Lipotonix Plus is a new weekly or monthly vitamin shot, given by your physician or pharmacist. Filled with all the B vitamins and amino acids to increase energy, boost metabolism and help speed weight loss, is it too good to be true?

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    Just Another Fad?

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    Fad diets and weight loss crazes come and go. Will this one be the same? Perhaps not. Lipotonix Plus isn't a fad or a diet. Instead, it is an aide in boosting metabolism and increasing energy, making weight loss easier to achieve, because it gives the dieter more energy to work out more and helps the body burn calories faster. It isn't a miracle worker, however; diet and exercise are still necessary, as well as a continued lifestyle commitment to achieve and maintain the healthier weight.

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    What Is This Injection?

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    Also called MIC (which is explained below), this medicine is made up of a mixture of B-complex vitamins and non-essential amino acids. Some of these B vitamins and amino acids can't be found in current food sources and aren't produced by the body. Some of the ingredients in the injections are known to assist in breaking down fat in the arteries, converting fats into other useful products, assisting with memory and learning, helping fight infection including hepatitis and AIDS, metabolizing carbohydrates and fats and more. The ingredients are said to be safe and good for you, even if weight loss isn't the goal.

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    What Is In This B-12 Cocktail?

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    The injections contain the following ingredients:

    B2 - This vitamin helps to metabolize fats, carbs and proteins used in the respiratory system.

    B3 - Can reduce cholesterol and helps release energy from nutrients. It can also treat and prevent arteriosclerosis, among other benefits.

    B5 - Pantothenic Acid - This is also a member of the vitamin B family and plays an important role in our nutrition. The man who discovered this nutrient, Roger J. Williams, believed that this vitamin might be helpful with managing rheumatoid arthritis and other medical issues. This acid is involved in the production of energy, catabolism of fatty and amino acids and other important functions.

    B6 - Pyroxidine - Vital in our bodies for the normal function of the immune and nervous systems, pyroxidine is an important part of the enzyme system and plays a vital role in metabolizing proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the body. Your body must have enough riboflavin and niacin for pyroxidine to be used correctly.

    B12 - Known for producing energy in the body, this vitamin also plays a role in the healthy function of the brain and nervous system and in formulating blood. It is also involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body, particularly affecting DNA synthesis and regulation.

    Choline - This is the C in MIC - Choline helps in controlling weight and cholesterol levels. It also is useful in maintaining the nervous system, memory and learning and may even help fight infections, including hepatitis and AIDS. This ingredient also helps with keeping cell membranes healthy and preventing gallstones. It is also used by the kidneys in maintaining water balance and as a source of methyl-groups by the liver for methionine formation. It also helps with gallbladder regulation, liver functions and the production of lecithin.

    Inositol - This is the I in MIC - Proper electrical energy and nutrient transference across cell membranes are maintained with the help of Inositol. Also acting as a lipotropic, it converts fats into other useful products and helps establish healthy cell membranes, which facilitates nerve impulses.

    Methionine - This is the M in MIC - Assists in the breakdown of fats. Helps prevent the build-up of fat in arteries and assists the digestive system. Is a precursor to detoxification in the liver.

    L-carnitine - Stimulates the body to burn tryglycerides as fuel, increasing energy levels. Spares the supply of glycogen stored in the liver for heavier exertion.

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    What Do Doctors Say About It?

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    On the Cordova Medical Center website, John M. Bills Jr. M.D. states, "MIC-12 is a combination of Methionine, Inositol, Choline and Cyanocobalamin. This combination has been reported to increase fat metabolism and mobilization by the liver. Some case reports show this combination to improve weight loss by up to 1 additional pound per week. Combining these co-enzymes and amino acids allows the liver to metabolize fat and mobilize fat for elimination and excretion."

    The pharmacist at Metro Skyline Medical in Madison, TN said that he has witnessed great results. One of his employees reported going home after her first shot and having the energy to clean the entire house after a day at work. He also maintains that the shots are completely safe. He didn't recommend using them in conjunction with phentermine, but with a healthy diet and exercise.

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    How Does The Lipotonix Plus Method Work?

    Typically, the injections are given from every week to once a month and recommended with a healthy diet and exercise. The shots are given for a "round" of 10 weeks, at which time the patient can take a rest from the treatment before starting another round or can stop all together. The shots can be stopped at any time, during any round, if desired. The Metro Skyline pharmacist recommends 10 weeks at one shot per week, a rest and then it can begin again.The rest in between is not mandatory.

    The cost at this time at the Metro Skyline Pharmacy is $25.00 for 10 weekly injections. The cost may change radically according to location, so check with your physician.

    The injections can be given to most adults, but are generally not advised for those on blood-thinners or nursing mothers.

    The usual protocol for the injection therapy is:

    Past medical history review, family history and social history.

    Lab work review and medication history.

    Education on procedure.

    Diet and exercise plans, as well as a schedule for further injections.

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    Resources

    Literature - Cordova Medical Clinic - John M. Bills Jr. M.D.

    Quote - Cordova Medical Clinic Website - John M. Bills Jr. M.D.

    Web - Ingredient Listing - Betterbod.com

    Literature - PrimeCare Insurance - Ingredient Listing

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    Photo Credits

    Syringe Photo - Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P_medicine3.png

    Start Diet Today Photo - Flickr - Alan Cleaver - http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/4222533261/

    Vitamin B-12 Photo - Flickr - Emily Thorson - http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/4222533261/

    Hospital Symbol - Wikimedia Commons - McGill - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_symbol_hospital_02.png

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