September 22, 2011
Lipo-C is compounded at APS specialty pharmacy to help patients facilitate an increased loss in fat.
Lipo-C contains a specific formula of:
Lipotropics– Lipotropic nutrients are a class of natural ingredients that play important role in the body’s usage of fat. These compounds enhance the liver and gallbladders role by decreasing fat deposits and speeding up metabolism of fat and its removal. APS Pharmacy specializes in injectable lipotropics such as MIC combos. This lipotropic formula forms the foundational ingredients in Lipo-A, Lipo-B, and our Lipo-C injections.
Lipocarn– L-Carnitine is an amino acid which is required for the transport and breakdown of body fat for the generation of metabolic energy. Studies show that oral L-Carnitine supplementation can decrease fat mass, increase muscle mass, and reduce fatigue (University of Maryland Medical Centre, 2002). Like most nutritional supplements, a high dose is needed when taken orally to produce any efficacy since so little is absorbed during digestion. When administered via injection, nutrients like L-Carnitine are absorbed almost 100%. By following the pharmacies 10-1 ratio of absorption in oral versus injected L-Carntine, our Lipo-C provides the equivalent of 2000mg of Carnitine per injection.
Methylcobalamin– Methylcobalamin is a cobalamin used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Methylcobalamin has been advocated to protect the cognitive function of patients suffering from depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke, and ALS. Supplementing with mehtylcobalamin while following a low calorie diet can increase alertness and energy, as well as supply the body with what it needs for healthy cellular growth and function. Vegetarians especially benefit from methylcobalamin since this compound tends to be prevalent in meat proteins. Also known as vitamin B12, Methylcobalamin is the most bio-available form which means it is readily absorbed and used by the body once injected. Many over the counter B12 supplements consist of Cyanocobalamin, also a cobalamin, which must first convert to methylcobalamin within the liver for the body to have any use for it.
- 10mL multi-dosed vial
- 30mL multi-dosed vial
When is Lipo-C best administered:
Lipo-C is best taken daily, upon waking up on an empty stomach. Lipo-C can also be administered prior to exercise during the day. If daily injections are not possible, Lipo-C can be taken twice per week in higher volume.
Side effects associated with Lipo-C pertain to the injection itself. Due to the Ph level of Lipo-C, patients may experience mild to moderate “burning” and irritation at the injection site. This can be minimized by injecting Lipo-C slowly, up to 30 seconds, and also by using a ½” insulin needle for a deeper injection. Although very rare, patients may experience a rash at the site of injection. Let the medical staff know of any side effects you experience.
1ml “insulin” syringes
From Dr Rand McClain in Beverly Hills CA: “For Lipo-C, studies have shown that a combination of choline, L-carnitine and caffeine have improved body composition (reduced fat and increased muscle glycogen) in those that do not exercise and increased VO2 max (along with improving body composition even more so) in those that exercise. Choline (in various forms, bitartrate, chloride, and phosphatidyl) has long been used to reverse and prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver (“fatty liver”) and to lower ALT (liver enzyme) in athletes. L-methionine prevents the formation of VLDL and keep
The APS Pharmacy team worked to develop MIC-Lipo capsules based on our observation of current weight-loss protocols which include weekly MIC-Lipo injections. Although a weekly MIC-Lipo injection has been shown to significantly assist patients in fat loss who are eating a low calorie diet, physicians following such protocols are just scratching the surface of the potential of this nutraceutical compound. When MIC-Lipo is injected, it remains active within the body for roughly a day. Some of the components, such as B12, may remain active longer due to storage in the liver, but I have yet to find any conclusive evidence. In other words, when following a weekly MIC-Lipo injection protocol the patient really only benefits from the MIC-Lipo for 1-2 days.
We developed MIC-Lipo capsules to supplement throughout the week in between injections in order to help patients take full advantage of the benefits of MIC-Lipo in addition to Chromium, which must be taken before meals for optimal efficacy. Here is an effective protocol;