Methionine, Inositol, and Choline are key amino acid agents combined with Vitamin B12 to make up the MIC shot or "Slim Shot". The injection may be administered intramuscularly once per week and helps boost metabolism and rid the body of excess fat.
Methionine is an amino acid which acts as a catalyst for Inositol and Choline, thus speeding up their functions. Methionine is one of the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein). It supplies sulfur and other compounds required by the body for normal metabolism and growth. Excessive methionine intake in the presence of inadequate intake of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, can increase the conversion of methionine to homocysteine, a substance linked to heart disease and stroke. However, whether this relationship creates a significant hazard for humans taking supplemental methionine has not been established. Supplementation of up to 2 grams methionine daily for long periods of time has not produced any serious side effects.
Inositol is a simple carbohydrate which has been demonstrated to accelerate the transport of fat through the blood system. Inositol, Methionine, and choline are integrally involved in how the liver handles fats. This powerful nutrient trio triggers your body to burn off excess fat. Inositol is virtually free from side effects.
Choline is an important fat emulsifier involved in the biosynthesis of lecithin and the formulation of the amino acid Methionine. It aids in emulsifying cholesterol so it doesn’t settle on the arterial walls. The maximum level of choline has been set for safety at 35 g/day. Taking too much choline could result in your body smelling fishy, may cause nausea, depression, and could trigger existing epilepsy. Hypotension, sweating, salivation, and diarrhea have also been reported.
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) assists in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, thus involving the generation of energy. Also, it is critical for production of red blood cells and for optimum functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B12, B6, and B9 (folate) work closely together to control blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Vitamin B12 is considered safe and non-toxic. No toxic or adverse effects have been associated with large intakes of vitamin B12 from food or supplements in healthy people.