Lipo-B Lipo-B is a lipotropic compound, which potentially can aid in the release of fat deposits in some parts of the body. Lipo-B is a mixture of the following compounds: Methionine, Inositol, Choline (MIC) and Cyanocobalamin (B12). When combined, these ingredients may exhibit more lipotropic activity than when administered alone. These lipotropic agents are structurally and functionally closely related to the B-vitamins and are involved in the homeostasis of energy production from fat. These compounds are often employed together in the hope of potentiating fat-loss, thus while the MIC mixture and B-vitamins are often injected separately, they are part of the same overall injection cycle. The non-vitamin compounds (MIC) that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism, elevate the movement of and utilization of fat, and provide the needed metabolic environment of the body for a fatty acid (fat) mobilization and utilization. Methionine is an essential amino acid that acts both as a Lipotrope, involved in the breakdown of fat during metabolism; and an antioxidant, protecting the body from free radical damage obtained from toxic metals. The sulfur component of methionine is important for healthy skin and hair as well as strong nails. Your body cannot produce this amino acid on its own and must be obtained through methionine rich foods or through a supplement. Methionine is a major constituent of S-adenosylmethionine, which is naturally produced in the body. S-Adenosylmethionine (also known as SAMe) powers over 200 enzymes necessary for healthy cell growth. In the brain, SAMe is required for nerve cells to make energy, properly transmit nerve signals and produce key mood-related neurotransmitters. SAMe has also been found to be helpful in pain relief, depression, liver disease, and other conditions. Inositol is a sugar-like molecule, referred to as a sugar alcohol. Inositol is best when combined with choline to increase fat burning activity. Inositol may be effective in reducing insulin resistance, a condition to which your body becomes resistant to the activities of the hormone insulin leading to excess blood glucose levels and a host of symptoms and dysfunctions. Inositol helps boost immune system and lower cholesterol levels. Inositol plays a role in nerve transmission and fat metabolism. Inositol works at the cellular level and is thought to prevent the formation of cancer and may even shrink pre-existing cancers. Choline is an essential amino acid that is usually classified as a B vitamin. Choline is considered a lipotropic, which helps break down accumulating fats in the liver lowering cholesterol deposits. Choline is an important precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is involved in several important functions. Acetylcholine functions as a nootropic (smart drug) neurotransmitter enabling the communication between neurons and potentially enhancing mental performance and blood flow to the brain. Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is the mostly widely used form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion and absorption of foods and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates, and fat. It aids in maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is needed to make DNA. Vitamin B12 is also involved in homocysteine metabolism and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism, immune function and nerve function. The human body is incapable of producing vitamin B12 on its own, therefor it must be consumed in the diet. Consumption of vitamin B-12 may be an effective agent to speed up metabolism, especially if the individual has a deficiency.