With the need for weight loss still raising people are looking for a safe effective way to lose weight. One such item are Lipotropic Far Burners, these are a compounded injectable that remove or inhibits the deposition of fats in organs, specifically the liver. The idea behind lipotropic injections is to not only drop unsightly fat from our bodies, but also to lose visceral and organ fat as well. This is where lipotropic agents come into play. Not only may they be useful in mobilizing fats for weight loss, but they help in reversing the detrimental lipid build-up in organs, especially the liver, that can lead to disease and illness.
Today as an adjunct to good nutritional counseling and appropriate dietary protocols for reductions in weight and adipose tissue, lipotropic agents can be used by doctors and nutritionists to help patients lose and control weight. Intramuscular administration of lipotropics can aid in the maintenance and reduction of weight in those suffering from obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. A very common lipotropic “cocktail” is M.I.C., (Methionine, Inositol & Choline) which is injected into deep muscle—usually on a weekly basis. There are few contraindications to the use of these lipotropic agents in moderation as they do occur naturally in healthy diets. However, super physiological doses should be administered under the careful supervision of a physician.
In 1937 methionine was determined to be a lipotropic agent. Studies show that even small doses of methionine have the same effect on fat metabolism as higher doses. As an essential amino acid, Methionine helps the body take control of excessive serum levels of estrogen also deactivating estrogens resulting in improved fat metabolism and mobilization. Elevated estrogen levels, especially in males, can lead to adipose deposits and obesity. Methionine, along with choline, detoxifies amines in protein metabolism. Methionine also acts as a catalyst for choline and inositol functions. Another important function of Methionine is in how it affects the body’s levels of glutathione. Glutathione is a compound in the liver that is crucial in hepatic detoxification acting as an antioxidant and defending the liver against toxic compounds that are metabolizes after oral ingestion.
Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient and lipotropic agent often grouped with the B-family of vitamins. Choline protects the liver against environmental toxins and poisonings. The best source of choline is lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine. Lecithin is found naturally in egg yolk and soy beans. Choline goes through an oxidative process converting it to the metabolite betaine. When fat and lipids are consumed they are absorbed and transported through the bloodstream to the liver in chylomicrons, a type of lipoprotein. These fats and cholesterol are packaged into very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and transported through blood to tissues that need them. Phosphatidylcholine, or choline, is a component of this transport VLDL particle and without it, the fat and cholesterol would accumulate in a negative way in the liver. By ensuring there are no choline deficiencies, or even making available larger doses of choline will ensures mobilizing fat out of the liver and back into circulation to be used for fuel or other purposes by cells.
Inositol (also known as myo-inositol) is a lipotropic agent that prevents the trapping of fat in the liver. Inositol is found naturally in nuts, beans, melons and oranges. Once considered part of the vitamin B-complex family, it was determined to be synthesized from glucose and thus lost the “vitamin” title as an essential nutrient. Inositol and choline together prevent cholesterol from sticking to the arterial walls and inositol helps with the transport of fat through the blood stream. It should be noted that lipotropics tend to work in synergy with one another. Heavy consumption of caffeine can deplete inositol stores, and this may be one facet of how caffeinated beverage consumption leads to obesity and dysmetabolism. While each of these lipotropic agents acts alone as a fat-mobilizing compound, they are all related and interdependent upon each other. Oftentimes the effects of lipotropics are symbiotic if not embellished by the others’ presence. This is one reason it is common to co-administer two or more of these agents for best effect.