Wellness Journal

B12 and MIC – Energy and Memory Boosters?

B12 and MIC – energy and memory boosters?

While oral supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are certainly effective, one of the more effective ways to get nutrients into your body is through injection or intravenous therapy. A common injection that has been shown to boost energy, metabolism, and decrease depression and dementia are B12 and MIC injections. So what’s in them?

Vitamin B12

• B12 is a water soluble vitamin that has been shown to help anemia, neuropathy (numbness and tingling), and supports the thyroid. Vitamin B12 is used throughout the body and tends to be deficient in people that don’t eat animal products (vegetarians and vegans) and people taking metformin, proton pump inhibitors (like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid), and H2 blockers (like Zantac, Cimetidine, etc).

• B12’s benefits include:
o Increasing red blood cell health and decreasing anemia
o Increasing energy
o Decreasing homocysteine, a marker of atherosclerosis and blood clots
o Decreasing depression and dementia
o Helps relieve peripheral neuropathy and support healthy nerves
o Heals skin
o Improves memory
o Supports digestion
o Is an effective treatment for shingles
• There are very few side effects of B12 injections, mostly slight bruising and bleeding at the injection site. There are no known toxicity of B12 as it is a water soluble vitamin.

MIC (Methionine/Inositol/Choline)

• MIC is a group of nutrients and amino acids that, when mixed, help aid in fat metabolism and supports the liver. Each nutrient has its’ own other benefits also.

• Methionine

o A powerful amino acid, which helps make glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) and decrease any oxidative stress in the body
o Helps form many other amino acids and other neurotransmitters that are involved in energy, reproductive organs, and brain health
o Helps to form melatonin and epinephrine – helping you to sleep better and cope with stressors better
o Can help with some depression
• Inositol
o Supports healthy nerve transmission
o Helps with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD
o Helps the liver move fat effectively
o Supports healthy cell membranes
o Is the backbone of other nutrients that help to stabilize insulin, promotes normal ovulation, and supports healthy fat metabolism

• Choline

o Supports healthy cell membranes
o Precursor to Acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter involved in memory, thought, and sleep
o Helps to protect the liver and package VLDL in the body, which prevents fatty buildup in the liver
o Lowers triglycerides and cholesterol
o Helps with memory, sleep, and neuroprotection
o Helps with digestion

So, as you can see, the B12/MIC combination is great for protecting your liver and brain while boosting metabolism and energy. Call to make an appointment for an injection soon! The appointments are quick and the injections are quick and have minimal pain.

Call to make an appointment with Dr. Falkner at 480-719-3749