Lipotropic means fat loving. Basically they are substances which can liquefy or homogenize fats.
What are the main functions of Lipotropics?
1. They increase the production of lecithin by the liver. This helps to solubilize cholesterol, thus lessening cholesterol deposits in blood vessels and decreasing the choice of gallstone formation. (Gallstones are made of cholesterol)
2. They prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver. A fatty liver can cause a sluggish liver function.
3. They detoxify amine (by-products of protein metabolism) This is important for
people on a high protein diet.
4. They increase resistance to disease. They bolster the thymus gland to carry out its anti-disease function by stimulating the production of antibodies. Stimulating the growth of phagocytes, which surround and gobble up invading viruses and microbes. They also recognize and destroy foreign and abnormal tissue.
What are some of the important functions of the individual Lipotropics?
Deficiency of Choline can lead to Cirrhosis and fatty degeneration of the liver and hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis)
It is being used today for ailments such as gall bladder trouble, diabetes, Muscular
Dystrophy, Glaucoma, senility and memory problems (forgetfulness)
Choline detoxifies amines that are the by-products of protein metabolism.
Deficiency of Inositol can lead to hair loss
It works with Vitamin E to facilitate its actions in the treatment of Muscular Dystrophy.
It is used in nerve and muscle disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy.
Caffeine may cause depletion of Inositol.
It works with Choline to detoxify amines which are the by-products of protein metabolism.
It acts as a catalyst for Choline and Inositol, opening up their function.
Along with Choline it aids in reducing liver fat and protects the kidneys
How are Lipotropics supplied?
They are supplied in injectible form. Physicians generally prescribe 1 cc per week injected intramuscularly. (Mobilizes the fat and helps to break it down, it has Vitamin B6 to help you lose your water weight and Vitamin B12 which boosts your energy level.