What are energy shots?

The purpose of our energy shot is to provide Vitamin B12 to improve energy levels, boost metabolism, and assist in burning fat, especially if you have a deficiency. Physicians choose to treat B12 deficiency with B12 shots because injections avoid the gastrointestinal tract entirely. That’s important for increasing B12 levels in people who can’t properly absorb B12 from food or supplements. Vitamin B12 can help boost your body’s energy levels by preventing fatigue, helping you to lose weight and also by lowering the risk of heart disease and other serious health concerns. It’s also essential for the health of your skin, hair and nails. Its other benefits include boosting your neurological system which may prevent brain fog, slow down memory loss, alleviate anxiety and assist in better sleep.


– Improves Energy
– Increases Metabolism
– Enhances Mood
– Helps regulate sleep
– Helps regulate appetite

The benefits of B12 shots are most pronounced in those with a B12 deficiency. So, who is most at risk for developing this deficiency? Some of the biggest risk factors for B12 deficiency are vegetarian/vegan diets, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and aging. The National Institute of Health states that aging can make it more difficult for the body to break down and absorb B12. For this reason, it’s even more important as we age to talk to a doctor about whether or not our bodies are absorbing the vitamins we need.

“It is recommended that adults over the age of 50 increase their sources of vitamin B12 through diet, fortified foods, B12 shots, or other supplements that can increase their B12 consumption.” (NIH)


Persons who have gastrointestinal issues are particularly predisposed to issues with B12 deficiencies. When the gastrointestinal tract does not function effectively, it may inhibit the release of B12 from the protein and the absorption that is meant to follow it. Individuals who have had gastrointestinal surgery, such as weight loss surgery, may also have fewer cells through which to secrete stomach acid and intrinsic factor, inhibiting B12 absorption.


The key advantage of vitamin B12 injections is the fact that they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This delivery method bypasses the gastrointestinal system altogether, so persons in risk groups for vitamin B12 deficiency with gastrointestinal issues may turn to the shot option for a quick means of ensuring their body has sufficient stores of vitamin B12 to effectively function.

What are MIC fat burning shots?

Lipo Shots, Fat Burning Injections and MIC shots are all terms that refer to the same type of injections. These are intended to complement other aspects of a weight loss regimen, including exercise and a low-calorie diet. MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. A powerful combination that promotes the metabolism of fat in the liver, prevents cholesterol buildup in blood vessels and is also associated with proper insulin function and carbohydrate digestion to assist patients with weight loss by boosting your metabolism, increasing your body’s fat burning mechanisms and provide you with the energy you need to lose weight fast.

What is the Difference Between B12 Shots and Lipotropic Shots?

Vitamin B12 is used to supplement deficiency but is also used to promote energy and healthy neurologic function. Lipotropic MIC injections use other ingredients to enhance weight loss and fat metabolism.

Are MIC injections safe?

For most patients MIC Injections are safe. Most patients will experience no side effects other than the induced weight loss that the MIC Injections are created to achieve. There is the possibility of a small number of patients experiencing side effects, such as an upset stomach. MIC injections are NOT appropriate for patients will sulfa allergies/sensitivities or history of sensitivities to MIC injections in the past.

What does MIC do to the body?

Lipotropic Injections promote the removal of fat from the liver and reduce the production of fat.

How many MIC shots do you need?.

Your practitioner may recommend weekly shots for several weeks then every two weeks or even monthly. This may be continued for several months at a time or until you reach your weight loss goal.

Where do you inject MIC injections?

The fat burning injections site can be the buttocks, thigh, hip or upper arm.

Do MIC shots work for weight loss?

The answer is…. it depends. Many clinics sell these as “fat-burning” injections. Many people think they dissolve fat. But the science behind the MIC injections does NOT support that claim.  What they do is help the liver process fat cells that have already been broken down by the body, they do not break down fat cells themselves.  When used with a weight loss plan, such as diet and exercise or in conjunction with  a body sculpting treatment (like CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, Kybella, Physiq, SculpSure) that breaks down fat cells, they do indeed help the liver process those fat cells out of the body.  Most importantly, if you are not doing anything to break down your fat then these injections will not help you lose weight or kill fat cells.


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