Weight Loss Injections? Yep!

In General Healing, Men's Health, Naturopathic, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Women's Health by Stephen Loosli12 Comments

Weight Loss MIC Injections. By Dr. Karen Bender, ND RN.

Ah, weight loss! So much to say! Every day, the medical field learns more about what causes weight gain and what produces weight loss. Walk into any bookstore and observe the tens of thousands of pages on the topic! We have a new tool in our toolbox producing excellent results that I want to briefly share: MIC injections.

What is it?
MIC weight loss injections are a compounded natural formula of vitamins, amino acids and essential nutrients. MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol, Choline and Carnitine. These are the key ingredients in the weight loss injection, which also contains the B vitamins.

How does it work?

These nutrients have a lipotropic effect on the body – in other words, they tell the body to use fat as an energy source instead of glucose (sugar). The B vitamins in the formula also optimize metabolism and therefore improve energy. Many report this improved energy helps them meet their exercise goals which further supports weight loss goals. The injection works best if you are active, walking at least 10,000 steps per day, and are following a recommended nutritional plan. We offer a nutrition and lifestyle program that gives personalized nutritional guidance based on your body’s needs. The program also offers lifestyle coaching to encourage you on your journey towards better health.

How often do I need an injection?
If your goal is to lose less than 50 pounds, you will need 1 injection (1 ml) once a week until you reach your weight loss goal. If your goal is to lose more than 50 pounds then you will need 1 injection (1 ml) twice a week or one larger dose (2ml) once a week. It is best to lose weight slowly so that it is more sustainable and it does not affect your liver and hormones in a negative way. 1-3 pounds weight loss a week is considered optimal. It is best to NOT get the injection late in the afternoon or evening as the extra energy it gives you may interfere with sleep.

How much does it cost?
Administered in our clinic with no required appointment, the 1 mL injections are $25 each and 2mL injections are $35. You can also purchase a MIC vial and administer injections to yourself at home. The cost of a Small 10 mL vial is $135 and a Large 30 mL vial is $370. You will need a simple medical appointment with one of our staff, either in person or virtual appointment, to create a health plan and injection schedule.

Who should NOT get an MIC injection?
Those with Chronic Liver Disease and Renal Failure, Leber’s Hereditaty Optic Neuropathy, Megablastic anemia, or if you have allergies to any of the ingredients. As always, consult with your health care professional before beginning any aggressive weight loss program.

To your best health!


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      Ashley, Dr. Baker says that yes, these injections are safe while nursing.

  1. What kind/ how many of visits need to go with the injections? Thank you.

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      Shannon, typically you have one medical appointment to make sure that MIC is a good fit and to map out the schedule. After that, you can choose to drop by for injections or purchase a multi-dose vial to inject yourself at home. The per-shot costs mentioned above include all costs for clinic staff administration. Call us at 208-497-0500 for more details.

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      Karla, we have two vial sizes: Small with 10 mL ($135) and Large with 30 mL ($370). I’ve corrected the post to indicate this updated info. However, we are now sold out of the Small 10 mL vial; we hope to have a firm re-stock date soon.

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      The injections are potentially covered by insurance. If you call us at 208-497-0500 with your insurance provider and plan, we’d be happy to double check on that.

  2. Who would these injections affect someone with the Mthfr c667 gene mutation? I know that improper methelation messes with the levels of the Methionine, Inositol, and Choline in the body. Would this shot be beneficial for a person with the mutation who is also symptomatic?

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      Alethea, this a great question. Dr. Bender advises that someone with MTHFR may need some other tests to properly determine the appropriateness of the MIC injection therapy. A call to our clinic is suggested.

  3. Is it safe for diabetic? And how quickly do you lose weight if you are eating nutritionally and exercising?

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      Kim, We always recommend a consultation before starting the injections. This allows us to check your current health, any active health concerns (insulin dependence), and to evaluate your metabolism. Only with that info can a provider can give you some guidance on your questions. As always, this treatment isn’t for everyone and results can and will vary.

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