You might have heard about the reported energy-boosting, fat-blasting powers of weekly B12 MIC injections. But what is B12 MIC, and why are people all over Scottsdale coming into Prana for their B12 MIC injections?
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamine, is an essential water-soluble vitamin. Our body uses it for brain health, red blood cell production, and energy production. It’s known to assist with fat burning and metabolism, as well as helping to regulate appetite and sleep patterns.
What is MIC?
MIC is actually a combination of 3 non-vitamin compounds: Methionine, Inositol, and Choline Chloride.
These cofactors work synergistically when injected with Vitamin B12. They have been shown to stimulate the liver to process toxins, to destabilize fat deposits, and to provide a metabolism boost so your body can more easily put that stored fat to use.
Can You Be B12 MIC Deficient?
B12 is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies. Deficiencies can lead to a host of issues, including pernicious anemia, depression, and cognitive decline.
It’s primarily found in the modern diet in animal products, so vegans and vegetarians need to supplement with B 12 regularly.
But a huge number of meat eaters are also deficient and likely don’t know it – B12 is absorbed through the stomach, and our ability to assimilate it through the stomach wall decreases with age, as well as due to any stomach issues like IBS, Crohn’s, and Celiac Disease, and medications that impact the stomach like metformin, antacids, PPIs, and ibuprofen. Many people are also genetically predisposed to having impaired B12 absorption.
Who Needs Supplemental B12?
Just about everyone can benefit from a B12 shot! It’s water soluble, which means B12 doesn’t build up in your system – once you’re at the appropriate amount for your body you will just eliminate any extra, so there’s very little risk of an overdose.
Vegans, vegetarians, people over the age 50, anyone with stomach/bowel issues like chronic gastritis, leaky gut, IBS or celiac, and anyone who regularly takes medications such as Metformin, PPIs (used for GERD), H2 Receptor Antagonists (used for peptic ulcers), or anything that interferes with stomach acid production are actually at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, and should supplement B12 regularly.
Can I Just Take a B12 MIC Pill?
While B12 can be taken orally, injections or IVs are really the most effective, absorbable ways to get B12 into your system. B12 is typically absorbed through the stomach, so if you have any stomach issues at all – or have taken many common medications – you may not be able to absorb it as effectively. B12 MIC injections and IV treatments bypass the stomach altogether, and are already in a form your body can use, so absorption is not an issue.
How Often Should I Supplement?
Most of our Scottsdale & Phoenix clients love getting B12 MIC weekly for things like energy & athletic gains, or if they are vegans, vegetarians or people over the age of 50 who know they are already at risk for low B12.
We also have many clients who opt for B-12 MIC bi-weekly – generally adults between 18-50 who eat animal products regularly, but who feel the energy benefits from B12 MIC shots and want to ensure they are never in a deficit.
What does Prana IV Therapy offer?
Prana IV Therapy is now offering a great deal on B12 MIC injections! Get a package of 10 in-clinic injections for just $100.
We can also add your B12 MIC to an IV drip - many of our IV packages come with B12 MIC already included! Stop in to our Scottsdale clinic for your first B12 MIC injection & load up a package - our system stores everything, no cards
IV drips with B12 MIC included: